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when do diabetics need insulin injections?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Uncontrolled despite: Currently we don't have the ability to cure diabetes short of a pancreas transplant. But, aggressive treatment/management plan such as wt loss (gastric bypass=very effective) to ideal wt can revert diabetes for years. When healthy lifestyles along with pills are not adequately controlling your sugar, then injectables/insulins are needed. Regular follow-up with doc is very important. Good luck.

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Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Diabetes: The vast majority of folks w/diabetes have Type ii Diabetes which is primarily from lifestyle. The body can make insulin but it cannot transport it into the cells to make ATP, which gives us energy. W/work it can be reversed. Type I diabetes comes from a malfunctioning pancreas and insulin is not being produced. It is typically diagnosed early in life while Type II develops later.Peace&health.

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