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A 36-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what's the best way to maintain diabetes?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Better Control: If you suffer from type1 or type2 diabetese it needs a good control with a1c test to be below6.5.You can take following actions 1maintain on diabetic diet strictly under care of a dietician 2either with oral meds and/or Insulin keep your diabetese under control with a1c close to6.5 3keep your bp;cholestrol under control with/out meds 4regular eye and feet examination 5regular medical check 6nosmok.

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What is the best way to treat diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Depends on details: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out."
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