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what is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Its not simple: This is a disease which affects many people. Some people can just lose weight and get their sugar under control. Some people will need insulin. You need to get a doctor if you have diabetes. It will not get better by itself... But you can lose weight if you are overweight. We can all do that.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Behavior Change!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m

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Is colitis associated with type II diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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No: Colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases) and type 2 diabetes ("adult" diabetes) are not related illnesses. Both are chronic diseases, and some unlucky people do have both diseases. Patients with both conditions sometimes have difficulty managing the two problems at the same time.
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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes.
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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: Diabetes makes it harder to fight off all infections and increases the likelihood of complications.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

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Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
additonally inflammatory compnonent of poorly contolled diabetes can reduce new blood cell production and cause anemia of chronic disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Who should get tested for pre-diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Risk factors: If you have risk factors for diabetes, you should get tested early so you can intervene early if positive. Risk factors (selected) are: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits.History of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs....

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