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Can you die earlier if you have diabetes?

Can you die earlier if you have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Diabetes requires lifestyle changes. If you can keep your blood sugar under control through a healthy diet, exercise and routine follow up with your physician, there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Reena Gupta
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Juvenile Diabetes (Definition)

An outdated term, more commonly referred to as Type 1 Diabetes using modern terminology, juvenile diabetes occurs when one loses their ability to make insulin in the beta cells of the pancreas due to an autoimmune process. Because insulin lowers blood glucose (sugar) levels, without the ability to make enough insulin, blood glucose levels rise, which is the classic finding in diabetes. Treatment involves administering insulin via subcutaneous ...Read more


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What is making my sugar levels so high besides diabetes?

What is making my sugar levels so high besides diabetes?

Medications: Medications such as beta blockers, steroids, diuretics and others can cause elevated blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What happens if someone takes the wrong dose of insulin for diabetes?

What happens if someone takes the wrong dose of insulin for diabetes?

Insulin Dose: If you don't take enough, your blood sugar will remain elevated. If you take too much, your blood sugar could become dangerously low. ...Read more

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How can you treat a diabetes foot wound?

How can you treat a diabetes foot wound?

See a physician: I would recommend being evaluated by a podiatrist. Diabetic foot wounds can be difficult to treat and must be treated properly. This could include antibiotics for possible infections, prescription wound care products, and custom off loading devices. ...Read more

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How high can blood sugar levels be in one without diabetes?

How high can blood sugar levels be in one without diabetes?

Yes: Medications such as steroids, beta blockers, diuretics and others can cause elevated blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Fx lateral malleolus non displaced partial torn aftl delt lig hasn't healed 4 mnths fx shows on xray hasn't moved non smoker no diabetes healthy why?

Fx lateral malleolus non displaced partial torn aftl delt lig hasn't healed 4 mnths fx shows on xray hasn't moved non smoker no diabetes healthy why?

See your physician: As was previously stated, additional imaging with either a bone scan, MRI or ct scan may be suggested by your physician. Depending on the results, they may consider treatment with a bone stimulator or may need to treat surgically. ...Read more

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What to do if you have really bad foot pain and you have diabetes?

What to do if you have really bad foot pain and you have diabetes?

See a podiatrist: Many things can cause foot pain. The fact that someone is diabetic doesn't automatically mean that the diabetes is the cause. I would suggest evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future. ...Read more

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I am 46 years old and I am diabetic, I have some trouble walking far or climbing stairs, so is it a heart problem or a diabetes problem?

I am 46 years old and I am diabetic, I have some trouble walking far or climbing stairs, so is it a heart problem or a diabetes problem?

Possibly both: Diabetes does effect the blood vessels of the body. It may be possible for poor circulation to be the cause of your problems walking far distances or climbing stairs. Evaluation by your primary care physician and possibly a vascular doctor may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is swelling?

What is swelling?

Fluid: The easiest way to describe swelling would be an excessive amount of fluid buildup in the body. Many things can cause swelling such as problems with veins and lymphatics of the body, clots, high blood pressure, heart failure, fractures and sprains. A visit to your doctor can help find the cause. ...Read more

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Gout - how did i get it?

Gout - how did i get it?

Gout: As was stated previously, gout is a buildup of uric acid in the body. This buildup forms crystals which deposit themselves in the coldest places in the body. The buildup occurs either by the body producing too much uric acid or not excreting enough of it in the urine. Most people are underexcreters. Drugs that lower uric acid levels in the body are helpful for long term control. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal a1c?

Anyone know what is a normal a1c?

Hemoglobin A1c: Normal for non diabetics ranges from 4-5. Levels around 6 indicate an increased risk of diabetes. Levels around 7 are seen in diabetic patients. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lower?

What causes swelling of the lower?

Lower extremity : Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If the swelling is sudden and in only one extremity, a you should see your doctor immediately to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Help please what are the symptoms for gout?

Help please what are the symptoms for gout?

Gout: Pain, redness, swelling over a joint of the body; commonly the great toe joint of the foot. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

Gout: Gout is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the body. Medications such as Allopurinol are helpful in keeping uric acid levels low. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Child Diabetes (Definition)

usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to ...Read more


Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more