Talk To Your Doctor About Diabetes Mellitus Type 2


September 19th, 2018   |   Updated on March 5th, 2020

There are a few types of diabetes, but if you think that you have gestational diabetes mellitus, diabetes mellitus type 2 or any other type of diabetes, you are going to need to take that step and make sure that you get all the information that you need on it.

Whether you want to talk to your doctor and get some personal opinions on or just take the time to do some research on your own, it is crucial that you are going to take your health as seriously as you should.

1. Causes

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There are a few possible causes that may be responsible in your life if you have diabetes mellitus type 2.

Diabetes mellitus type 2 is hereditary for one thing and so you will want to be educated on your family history and if there is anyone in your family who has suffered from this condition before you, then you know that you have a higher risk factor of developing this condition yourself.

It is always important that you have at least a basic idea as to your family history and what conditions if any run in your family, but more than anything this is true for a condition such as diabetes which can actually be deadly if not diagnosed and treated early on.


2. Treatment

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Of course the most important thing of all to learn about when it comes to a condition like diabetes mellitus type 2 is what treatment you are going to use to treat your diabetes and keep it under control.

While there is no cure as of yet, there are researchers all around the world who are working whole heartedly on finding a cure and they hope to find one in the near future.

Now as for the treatment that is available for diabetes mellitus type 2, there are a few options that you have. Whether your doctor decides to start you on anything right away is mainly going to depend on your health now and how serious your diabetes is.

If they think that it is really serious or you have been dealing with it for some time now, their suggestion may be that you start on some medication at least for the meantime.

In other cases your doctor may do as mine did and suggest what he called ‘lifestyle changes’ but were, in truth a different diet combined with sensible advice to get more exercise than we had been doing but that was nothing to do with my diabetes.


3. Diet or Drugs?

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Any Type 2 medication prescribed should only be used for a short period of time, while you are working with your doctor to find an appropriate long term solution for your condition. Eating right and exercising may just be enough to keep it under control.

It was the dieting issue that led me to doing some research as all I got from my doctor was a single sheet of paper with what looked like very general guidance and I wanted more.

A few Internet searches later and I found the site Blue Heron Health News where they had a page about Type 2 Diabetes.

On the page I read about how diet can affect our bodies immune responses and what that means for diabetes sufferers.

The author did not try to demonize doctors or the pharmaceutical industry and that was a big change from some of the rubbish sites

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