Type 2 Diabetes (cont.)
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Causes of diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) levels get too high because:
Your weight, how much physical activity you get, and your family history may affect the way your body responds to insulin.
Causes of high blood sugar
High blood sugar can happen if you:
Being pregnant can also make your blood sugar levels go up.
If you take insulin, you may have some mornings when your blood sugar level is very high, even if it was low when you went to bed. This could be caused by the dawn phenomenon or the Somogyi effect. Talk with your doctor if this happens. You may need to check your blood sugar during the night to find out why your levels are high in the morning.
Causes of low blood sugar
You aren't likely to get low blood sugar unless you take insulin or some kinds of oral medicines that can cause low blood sugar. You may get low blood sugar if you:
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