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A 39-year-old member asked:

any endocrinologists for diabetes that have developed pain-free glucose testing?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not really: But there are some glucometers on the market that work on forearms not just fingertips. The only thing is the testing place must be in same place for results to be comparable. For example if you test on your arms always test on arms. Supposedly they hurt less than fingertips. Also there are the continuous glucose monitors also now available . You should talk it over with your diabetes doctors.

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Is it advisable to immobilize my leg after pulling my hamstring if the pain is not severe?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: Try to massage the hamstring with a roller and stretch the muscle gently as much as possible.
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Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce.
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My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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Could be : She needs to be seen and have that evaluated. Black center means a necrotic center and may need to be debrided. Make an appointment.
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I feel like I have pain in my kidneys. What could this be?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Muscle pain?: Pain in back muscles is more common reason for this complaint than actual kidney pain. But kidney stone possibility cannot be ruled out. Also, could be related to kidney infection esp if you have signs of of UTI e.g. Burning, frequency, or foul odor with urination. A visit to your doc will help differentiate this.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

My littlt toe on the left foot is painful what could be causing it to hurt?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Various answers: This could be due to a broken toe, or a corn on the toe or an ingrown toenail. Please see your local podiatrist for the answer and treatment. This is usuallly a condiition that is easily and quickly treated in the doctors office.

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