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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does my blood sugar need to be monitored every single day for type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Variables include how brittle or poor your sugar control is, the type of meds you are on, and how consistent or not are you with diet and exercise. If you are on Insulin or oral meds that work by lowering your sugar by producing more insulin, you have to check your sugars several times a day. Also remember that we as physicians like to gather as much info as possible about your sugars at home.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can type 2 diabetes only be diagnosed by blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Diabetes is defined and diagnosed by a particular blood sugar level. Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done if you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is over 300?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Blood Sugar over 300: It is definitely time to get serious about your diabetes! You need to work closely with your doctor to make sure you are on the right medications. At the same time, I recommend you work with a nutritionist to eat a very low carb diet, and you need to start exercising with at least a brisk walk for 22 minutes a day or more. Start today. Diabetes Type 2 is a lifestyle disease. Change lifestyle

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