A 33-year-old member asked:
when do diabetics need insulin injections?
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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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A 52-year-old male asked:
Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?
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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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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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