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Dr. Robert Dons

Endocrinology
Foreman, AR
46 years experience

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Endocrinology

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English

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Wound healing: Healing of even minor injuries is a complex process involving clotting factors, white cells, vitamin c, presence or absence of infectious agents, and general metabolism including blood sugar levels. Optimal healing involves optimazation of the elements noted above. White cells fail to function optimally at blood sugars over 140 mg/dl and may allow infections and poor wound healing to occur.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Mononeuropathy: Possibly but unlikely. Neuropathy particularly affecting isolated nerves usually is associated with more severe long standing diabetes and may not be all that painful.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 46 years experience
New onset diabetes: Fatigue is probably the most common followed by the 'polys' -polyuria -excessive urination; polydipsia-excessive thirst; polyphagia-excessive hunger. Unexplained weight loss, dry mouth, blurry vision, weakness, malaise, infections particularly vaginitis all occur very commonly. Many patients find out about diabetes based on blood tests alone as symptoms are often vague and non-specific.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1975MD
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