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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2)
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. Im starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Complicated disease: Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good - but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?
What % of type 2 diabetics need insulin shots? Brother and uncle adult-onset t1d, dad was t2 but needed insulin right away. Wonder if dad was t1.
LargelyNone TxOption: Type 2, til decades down the road, typically make super-normal amts insulin, yet response blunted (called Insulin resistance), a protective response to excess carbs (sugar) constantly coming in due to food choices; "low-fat" diet. Insulin first hormone discovered 1928 thus longest promoted despite ?bg, ?es fat storage & ?disease. Pancreas: insulin+amylin, fixed ratio when healthy seemyotheranswers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?
Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?
Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more
Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days
Hi dear doctor, i'm a diabetes patient and it's type 2 but i'm 19 years old and how is that because diabetes type 2 it's for adult (elderly)?
Can occur in young: Type 2 diabetes was once a condition that usually affected older individuals (40 and over - not really elderly. However due to increased number of people who are overweight or obese- and especially increase number of children or young people who are overweight... Type 2 diabetes is now diagnosed very early. You can ask your doctor to draw antibody levels to clarify type 1 versus type 2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.
Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more
For a person early 70's, slight blood pressure 130, with type 2 diabetes using insulin before meals, which of the two is better atacand or micardis (telmisartan)?
Similar: Both these drugs belong to the same class so the choice boils down to cost and the one you tolerate better. ...Read more
Lose weight: Maintaining a normal weight or at least a non-obese weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent diabetes. Also limit sweets and eat lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and lean, small portions of meat. Grill or broil food. Don't fry or saute it. Unfortunately you can't do anything about your genetics so do the best you can with your weight and diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obesity, age, genes: The major risk factors for type 2 diabetes are; obesity, especially if it is in the abdomen, advancing age, family history of diabetes, certain meds such as steroids, antipsychotics. It typically occurs in obese adults (over age 40) but can occur in younger people as well. The best prevention is to keep weight down and exercise. ...Read more
MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With minor hyperinsulinism and related hypoglycemia, how long does the onset of type 2 diabetes normally occur?
I have sudden onset intense itching on the bottom and sides of my feet x2 wks. No rash, or differences at all. Recently dx'ed with type 2 diabetes. ?
Heart protection too: Dr. Fisher is correct. In addition, pre-diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and you should pay attention to reducing other heart disease risk factors. Lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc) and blood pressure should be checked. Presumably you don't smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer