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i would like to know what is the best treatment for seniors with type 2 diabetes

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Same: Depending on the age but in general, diabetes treatment in the elderly is the same as anyone else: diet/exercise, medications and Insulin if needed. ... Read More
Dr. Richard Scofield
33 years experience Diabetology
Diet first: Proper dietary control is the mainstay of treatment for all diabetics. That includes the proper caloric intake to maintain a healthy weight and limiti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Etiology: Hi. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 is no. There are autoantibodies associated with type 1 (GAD-65, ICA-512 = IA-2, insulin, zinc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
33 years experience Diabetology
Sure: Repaglinide and other short-acting secretagogues (stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin) are most helpful to control the rise in blood sugar that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Primary care doc: Start with a primary care doctor who accepts medicaid. He/she can run blood tests and confirm whether or not you have diabetes.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Complications: Medications are needed to prevent complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, h ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Big question!: Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Actos (pioglitazone) or: Pioglitazone is an excellent secondary choice or added to Metformin - oral type 2 anti-diabetic drug. Should be avoided in cardiac patients with mod - ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Multiple: Obesity, lack of exercise, intake of carbohydrates, infections and compliance with treatment are the among the more imprtant factors.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Aspavor: This statin is more potent than other older statins, has a longer half life and is just as effective whether you take it morning, afternoon or night, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It varies: A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here. Find an eating plan you c ... Read More
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