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Which factors are risks for the development of diabetes mellitus? According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report. diabetes remains as one of the leading causes of death in the United States since 2010.

This question is part of Endocrine System Disorders | Diabetes Mellitus | NCLEX Quiz 102
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jan 08, 2019

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santepro

Santepro

Answered on Jan 08, 2019

Age over 45 years
Overweight with a waist/hip ratio >1
Maintaining a sedentary lifestyle

Aging results in reduced ability of beta cells to respond with insulin effectively. Overweight with waist/hip ratio increase is part of the metabolic syndrome of DM II. There is an increase in atherosclerosis with DM due to the metabolic syndrome and sedentary lifestyle.
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