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2/6/11 Causes Type 1 diabetes is believed to be an autoimmune disease. The body's immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes is slightly more common in men than in women.
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2/6/11 Type 2 diabetes: has strong genetic links, meaning that type 2 diabetes tends to run in families. Several genes have been identified and more are under study which may relate to the causes of type 2
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Unformatted text preview: Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include the * High blood pressure * High blood triglyceride (fat) levels * Gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby weighing more 2/6/11 * High-fat diet * High alcohol intake * Sedentary lifestyle * Obesity or being overweight 2/6/11 Aging: Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Risk begins to rise significantly at about age 45 years, and rises considerably after age 65 years....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course NURSING 102 taught by Professor Mam during the Spring '11 term at Sacread Heart University.

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