A 45-year-old member asked:
can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, Gigantic: From population studies, at time of diagnosis, hba1c ≥6.5%, people with elevated glucose are not just starting to more rapidly develop atherosclerosis, they have been doing so for several decades, do not live as long & have more cardiovascular events than people without dm who have already had a heart attack. Plus dm have problems with a vast array of body functions, slow healing, etc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Does diabetes run in families?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Usually, but: Not always.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
When I run I lose feeling in my feel? I have type one diabetes also
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Diabetology 64 years experience
Maybe neuropathy: If this only happens when you run it may be a circulatory problem. It could also be a neuropathy. The only way to tell for sure is to have your doctor have tests done for both of these conditions.
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Ann Arbor, MI
A 22-year-old male asked:
Is it safe for type 1 diabetics to run?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: But always watch your blood sugar carefully and make sure you have something with you if you start to have a low blood sugar reactions. Sometimes the low blood sugar reactions can be delayed after the run so be on the look out. You will learn how to manage your blood sugars and your activity. Exercise is good for you.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
I have grave's disease and am wondering how likely I am to become diabetic. Diabetes (i and ii) run heavily in my family.
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Possible: Sometimes you can have a pituitary gland abnormality that can lead to multiple endocrine problems. Mention these concerns to your endocrinologit.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Diabetes run on b/sides of family so I like to monitor it. When I test in am, it can read anywhere from under 100 to 105. R those reads good?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes: Good that you're proactive w/your health but don't get obsessive either. Best to check after fasting all night long. Small differences btwn fingerstick values & blood drawn results. While yours appear fine, best to discuss w/your family doc. Consider asking for A1c test to determine average sugar level over last 3 months. Eat healthy nutrition. Exercise regularly. Keep BMI less than 25. Don't smok
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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