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What is diabetes mellitus?

What is diabetes mellitus?

"Sugar diabetes": Diabetes mellitus is the medical term for the common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a word which originally meant "flow like a siphon" or "frequent urination" and mellitus means "sweet". This is the most common form of diabetes in the us i.e. Diabetes mellitus type 2.This is from Insulin resistance which occurs mostly from obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Reena Gupta
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Juvenile Diabetes (Definition)

An outdated term, more commonly referred to as Type 1 Diabetes using modern terminology, juvenile diabetes occurs when one loses their ability to make insulin in the beta cells of the pancreas due to an autoimmune process. Because insulin lowers blood glucose (sugar) levels, without the ability to make enough insulin, blood glucose levels rise, which is the classic finding in diabetes. Treatment involves administering insulin via subcutaneous ...Read more


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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 60. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Watch your weight
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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Diabetics have a heart disease risk that is as high as someone who has already had a heart attack. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Cary Nelson Dr. Nelson
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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Don't be afraid to go on Insulin - it's really not the big deal you might think it is. ...See more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

In a recent study, the nih demonstrated that dm type 2 can be reversed with lifestyle intervention. ...See more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
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Measure your child's blood sugar daily
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Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
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Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

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 ...Read more

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. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus 125 mg/dl

. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus  125 mg/dl

High sugar: 125mg/dl is most likely your serum glucose. This level is elevated and can be caused by diabetes. The level is not very high and could be caused by medication or other problems. The doc who ordered the test can help you sort it out ...Read more

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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

People focus more on taking medicines and forget about the more important aspects: diet & exercise! ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Unger Dr. Unger
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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
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Check with your doctor if your post-meal glucose is lower than your pre-meal glucose, as you may have hypoglycemia
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Consider using a continuous sensor if you do not feel hypoglycemia symptoms
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Use insulin pumps, as they can minimize your risk of hypoglycemia
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Can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?

Can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?

Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For reasons yet to be identified( there could be many) your body makes antibodies against the cells that produce Insulin destroying them and rendering the person Insulin deficient. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Child Diabetes (Definition)

usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to ...Read more


Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more