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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
MD evaluation: See your doc for diagnosis.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
DDAVP (desmopressin): Most diabetes insipidus is from lack of the posterior pituitary hormone ADH (vasopressin), (vasopressin) which stimulates the kidney to hold onto wate ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
PMD.: Diagnosis of diabetes really just requires some blood tests. Your regular doctor can order these.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Blood test: Since type i diabetes is an autoimmune disease, autoantibodies are detected in blood, e.g., antiislet cell antibodies.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Types of Diabetes: Type I Diabetes is now called "Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Type II Diabetes is now referred to as "Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Your endocrinol ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
DM in labor: Once you are in the hospital, they will use method with quick results, so if your blood sugar is running high, they will use Insulin to bring it down. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Same as any other: You still need education, diet, exercise, weight loss, good medical advice, prevention, control of glucose/lipids/bp, glucose monitoring, whatever med ... Read More
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Schroeder
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Two: You should see a neurologist and an internal medicine specialist. You may benefit from consulting a speech therapist
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes 1 vs 2: Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition that destroys the islet cells that produce insulin. GAD 65 antibodies tend to be positive in type 1. Diab ... Read More

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