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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience in Bariatrics
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Moment in time: Diabetes doesn't go away. Each blood sugar represents a moment in time. Even when patients are in stellar control, there can still be variability in t ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. Howeve ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Being predisposed just means "more at risk" than others. You're more at risk for diabetes if you have a family history of diabetes, if you're overweig ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Nally
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Carb Restriction: Type II diabetes can be prevented by carbohydrate restriction and regular exercise. These two measures alone have been shown to decrease progression t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Might not be able to: Sometimes it runs in families or i caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets. Foods ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Insulin resistance: A big part of the problem is resistance to insulin's normal actions develops. Insulin resistance is affected by body composition, diet, activity. With ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Insulin resistance: If you are Insulin resistant, then adding Insulin to the body can help, sometimes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
There is no cure: only control (diet, exercise, weight loss, medications, bariatric surgery) but none remove the genes that put one at risk in first place!!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: Usually overweight patients have type 2, and underweight patients have type 1 (especially if they are actively losing weight, as children & teens ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Meds in [email protected] Diabetes: Any medications needed for most things. Discuss with your Dr.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually : Diabetics are about at the same risk for blood clots as everybody else unless there are other genetic factors involved an also immobility and obesity.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Ketosis: Hi. Ketosis is a general term for an increase in ketone bodies in the blood of any cause. Diabetic ketacidosis (DKA) is a specific type of ketosis, so ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
High glucose: In the early stages, t2dm can be treated with diet and wt loss. Wt loss is always good, but next step are drugs that target the core defect: Insulin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Diet, exercise +meds: The first and best way is to control the diet.This is ideally done with the help of a nutrtionist and diabetes expert. Stability in the diet ie eating ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
You don't: You don't.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Diabetes in family: You have an increased chance of developing diabetes because you father has it. This is a factor beyond your control. However, there are things you c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The best method, and most important is weight loss. Which needs to accomplished through a proper diet and regular aerobic exercise. Other than those, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Weight loss: A healthy lifestyle if the best prevention against type 2 diabetes. This should include a healthy diet with low carbs, low fat/cholesterol, and calori ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience in Family Medicine
A tincture of Tino: Unfortunately in this country there isn't enough research to support such use. This botanical has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for diabet ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Monti
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Genetic contribution: there is great genetic contribution to type 1 than type 2 diabetes. of course people should work to manage type 2 diabetes, but it is not just a disea ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Cannot be answered: God only knows the answer to that question. This is so dependent upon so many things. Most people would not even need medication who have type 2 if ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Retinopathy: Retinopathy is the cause of the eye related complication of diabetes. It occurs when because of high sugars new fragile blood vessels start to grow in ... Read More
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