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A 42-year-old male asked:

How can i control my diabetes?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
In < 400 words.: Eat right, lose weight. Exercise regularly. Take your meds as prescribed. Measure fasting blood glucose. Get eyes, feet and labs checked regularly. Keep a good doc who believes in the basics of metformin, Glipizide and insulin. Address other cardiac risk factors including cholesterol and blood pressure. Stop smoking.
Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Consult a physician.: Diabetes is usually controlled with diet, weight management, exercise and medications. Consult your physician.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Diet, exercise, meds: Diet, exercise and medications can all help control your blood sugar. If you are morbidly obese, bariatric surgery may be your best bet.
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Multiple ptocidures: Basically, diet control, physical exercise, medication. You need to follow up with your doctor to have a comprehensive advice.
Dr. Albert Sun
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Exercise, eat well: Exercising daily about 30 mins or more, eating a healthy low calorie diet, and seeing your doctor frequently for follow up are keys to controlling diabetes.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What does controlled diabetes do for me?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Good effects: If you have poorly controlled diabetes getting it in good control will help you feel better in the short term by reducing the amount you need to drink and urinate, as well as improving your energy level and may improve blurry vision. In the long term having well-controlled diabetes can reduce your risk of eye and kidney disease and nerve damage and may also help with heart disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can diabetes be controlled?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Diet, exercise, meds: Diabetes can be controlled, with portion control/healthy eating, regular exercise and weight loss and medications as indicated and prescribed by your physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is poorly controlled diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Duhaney
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Great question: It 's great to know your hemoglobin a1c - it's a blood test measure of diabetes control over a 3 month period. Good control is an a1c less than 7%. Poorly controlled is generally considered over 9%.
A 34-year-old male asked:

Diabetes control how do I manage it?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends: Everyone needs diet, exercise, education, monitoring, complication prevention and control of BP and lipids. Type 1 needs Insulin from the beginning. Type 2 needs weight loss and probably oral medication, but can need Insulin as well in some cases.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are ways to control diabetes?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Several: Mainstay of control: ideal weight. Diabetic diet (restricted carb) exercise.

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