Fast Five Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Risk Factors and Treatment Indications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


June 03, 2020

Insulin resistance and insufficient insulin secretion contribute to the complex pathophysiology resulting from a diabetogenic lifestyle (excessive caloric intake, inadequate caloric expenditure, and obesity), and genetic factors result in insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion.

Pancreatic atrophy and hypertension are not part of the pathogenesis of diabetes. Pancreatic atrophy and hypertension are often present in patients with type 2 DM, but both do not need to be present in order for the disease to develop.

Although depression and genetics are risk factors for type 2 DM, they do not contribute to the pathogenesis of the disease.

Patients with schizophrenia are at increased risk of developing type 2 DM due to the use of second-generation antipsychotic agents, but schizophrenia is not part of the pathogenesis of type 2 DM.

Learn more about the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of type 2 DM.


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