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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Lifestyle: Assuming you are asking about type 2 diabetes, anything you can do to reduce your Insulin requirement may allow you to make enough Insulin without the ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Diet: Changing your diet makes a big difference. Low glycemic diet a good one for diabetics. I have seen a number of diabetics get improvement including gly ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Misunderstanding?: Maybe I understand now. You've asked several questions. There are diabetes medicines that may have to be reduced as the kidneys fail, but that's becau ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
If doing well enough: A diabetic patient needs diabetes meds if his sugar runs too high without meds. If the patient's diabetes is "controlled by diet and exercise", then h ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: You've asked a complicated question. We use Hemoglobin A1c to assess average sugar control over previous 3mo. Over last several yrs, we've loosened go ... Read More
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Diet: Dietary management is often a first approach. The addition of medication may happen. It depends on your fasting blood sugar and your Hbg A1C. If these ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
It would be helpful: ...to know what "spices" you have in mind. Some may bind or interfere with absorption, effectiveness, and/or metabolism of your medications.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergic reaction: Discontinue the medication and see your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Unlikely!!: Rest easier.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: if your diabetes is well controlled the risk is very small.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Erection: Please see your doctor. You will be asked your medical history, then examined, and appropriate lab tests ordered. If they are all OK you would need t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Type 2 diabetes: A drop-in blood sugar from 298 to 86 suggests that there is something wrong with your result. If it is 298 you MUST see your doctor as soon as possibl ... Read More
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