Doctor Q&A for Dr. Linda DiMeglio

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. A ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: You are obese for age. If you want to change this find a dietitian to work with to help you with a sensible diet and exercise plan. Weight watchers i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Need units: Normal ranges for thyroid labs are determined by the lab that runs them and depend on the units of measure (e.g. Mg/dl) used.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Normal height: For children of the same gender born to the same parents a difference of up to 8 inches (20 cm) is entirely normal. At 18 you are also likely done wit ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Usually ok: Low 25 vitamin d can be associated with low dietary calcium uptake/bone health issues... And there are other potential health benefits of vitamin d o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Exercise too: One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass. Exercise is important for building lean body mass. Exercise is also importa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Absolutely: Bone density can be done on nearly anyone at any age, although children need scans analyzed using pediatric software.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Either is fine: Total dose is what matters. Ok to take weekly if more convenient.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Many things: You are more likely to fracture if you have a family history of fracture, have ever fractured before, are caucasian, smoke, are female, have low calci ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not at 38: By 38 you are done gaining height and accruing bone. All you can do is maintain the bone mass you have by adequate calcium intake and weight-bearing p ... Read More
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