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How to control diabetes type 2 with medicine..?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Not enough: When someone with diabetes needs medication, then weight management, diet, exercise, and proper sleep are part of that prescription also. Depending on the physician, oral medication may be an option (often start w/insulin sensitizing agent), though occasionally insulin. When doing well with lifestyle change medication can sometimes be weaned.
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 39 years experience
Seek medical eval: This not the type of thing you get the name of medication and do it yourself. You should get comprehensive medical evaluation including talking to a nutritionist to help manage diabetes. It is an ongoing medical condition that you need to work closely with various experts to give you the best outcome.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How to control diabetes type 2 in my husband?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many things: Type 2 diabetes is difficult to manage and requires alot of discipline and hard work. First you have to accept this reality. It's not going to be easy. Second, focus on what's being put in his body. It has to be a carbohydrate restricted diet. If he's overweight, gotta start on the road to weight loss. It's a long road so be patient! finally, work with your doctor for treatment if needed.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen.
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
If we could wave our magic wand and have you at a healthy weight and body fat/muscle ratio, etc. then diabetes can be managed without medications. However, until YOU make the right kind of lifestyle changes to control your blood sugar, the best option is to protect your body with appropriate medication WHILE you undertake those essential lifestyle changes.
Nov 20, 2015
A 33-year-old member asked:

Would it be feasible I have diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Diabetes: Not sure what your symptoms are, but a medical evaluation by your pcp, with lab workup, will provide better answers.
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
This is always a good question to ask yourself. Ask it with a thought towards, "What can I do to improve my lifestyle, become more fit, more active, more healthfully slender?" If you do have diabetes, then ask yourself what more you can do to reduce weight, eat fewer high density carbohydrates (wheat, rice, potato, starches, etc), add more fresh green vegetables into your diet.
Nov 20, 2015
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are some of the tests for Diabetes Type 2?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The tests for Diabetes Type 2 include:: C peptide, Electrocardiogram, Fasting blood sugar, Glucose tolerance, 2 spec. (75g), Hemoglobin A1c, Urinalysis, Blood sugar, Cholesterol test, Lipid panel.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get tested: You go to a doctor and have blood tests done (fasting blood sugar and HGB a1c).

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