According to Wikipedia, diabetes metabolic disorder is related to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is described on Wikipedia like this:

“Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It affects one in five people in the United States and prevalence increases with age. Some studies have shown the prevalence in the USA to be an estimated 25% of the population.

Metabolic syndrome is also known as metabolic syndrome X, cardio metabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome (named for Gerald Reaven), and CHAOS (in Australia).”

A diabetes metabolic disorder occurs when the body is unable to utilize the insulin hormone properly to metabolize blood sugar adequately. This condition is most often caused by obesity and an increased body mass index. This condition affects the body’s ability to metabolize blood sugar properly, which is why it is considered a diabetes metabolic disorder. There are several types of diabetes, but the metabolic disorder is predominately related to type II diabetes.

With type II diabetes (adult onset or insulin resistant) the pancreas produces insulin but the body is unable to utilize the insulin properly, and thus, is unable to metabolize blood sugar.

If you suspect that you are suffering from a diabetes disorder, contact your physician to discuss your symptoms. The best way to combat diabetes is early detection and treatment.


Recognizing and Treating a Diabetes Eating Disorder


There is a frightening new trend out there in the world of people with type I (insulin dependant or juvenile onset) diabetes. According, there is a new condition that people with type I diabetes are using to loose weight. This condition is considered a diabetes eating disorder and is also know as “diabulimia.”

Type I diabetes is caused when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to metabolize the blood sugar in the body. Treatment for this condition requires several insulin injections per day or the use of an insulin pump. These treatments put insulin back into the body so that sugar can be absorbed properly. If insulin is not available to metabolize sugar, the kidneys are required to work much harder to rid the body of excess sugar. This process often times results in rapid weight loss because the body is “spilling” sugar into the urine to protect the rest of the body.

The new diabetes eating disorder (“diabulimia”) occurs when people with type I diabetes choose not to give themselves insulin after eating so that the body will intentionally “purge” excess sugar through the kidneys. Done over time, this results in rapid weight loss. According to, this condition is most common in young women with type I diabetes.

It is important to state that this condition is extremely unhealthy and extremely dangerous. Diabulimia can lead to permanent organ and body damage, and even death. This disorder is just as dangerous as any other eating disorder. If you are suffering from this condition, get help immediately, before it is too late. There are many options for getting help. Start by talking with your primary physician to get pointed in the right direction.


Diabetes Genetic Disorder: Is Diabetes Affected by Genetics?


According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association), genetics can play a role in diabetes, but genetics is not the only factor by any means. There seems to be a predisposition to diabetes if one or both parents have diabetes. However, it seems that there also needs to be environmental triggers to develop diabetes.

If you think you or somebody in your family may have the signs and symptoms of diabetes and there is a family history of diabetes, contact your physician to discuss the symptoms and your options immediately.


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