Probable cause of diabetes type2


Q: I am a 22 y.o F w/ a dx of type2 diabetes. It runs in my family and I gained about 30 lbs in the past 4-5 yrs. I am now 128 pounds. I rarely exercise and haven't exercised much in the past 4 years. When I drink, I usually (unfortunately) binge drink. Last year, when I was 21, I binged drank probably about every 3-4 months. This past year I probably binged drink about 2, maybe 3 times. I am also on the birth control patch: ortho evera which does increase glucose intolerance, but should not cause an elevated A1C, but would that have ANYTHING to do with my recent dx or the onset? I am just curious about what the main link might be to my dx.

Symptoms:  -polydipsia
-6.5 A1C
-elevated blood glucose upon checking.

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