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Gluten-free, sugar free bread?

Gluten-free, sugar free bread?

What is your Q?: I'm not sure what your question is. Please ask again with more details. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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Is there an all natural preservative that provides free insulin?

Is there an all natural preservative that provides free insulin?

Insulin is a protein: No. And if there were, Insulin is a protein, and taking it orally would do nothing, since it would be digested in your stomach like any other protein. This is why diabetics need to inject insulin. ...Read more

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Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Can sugar free sweetner increase weights?

Can sugar free sweetner increase weights?

Depends : Depends on the total calorie count, fat and carbohydrates. But answer is yes if the other things i mentioned are significant. ...Read more

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Insulin resistance? fasting insulin 76pmol/l after 75gOral glucose- 1hr-insulin-849pmol/l . 2 hr-864pmol/l glucose fast 5.4mmol/l 1hr10.4 2hr7.5

Insulin resistance? 
fasting insulin 76pmol/l 
after 75gOral glucose- 
1hr-insulin-849pmol/l . 2 hr-864pmol/l

glucose fast 5.4mmol/l
1hr10.4
2hr7.5

Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. Your fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, suggesting insulin resistance. Now is the time to start getting your weight under control, proper diet, and physical activity. Talk to your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

Depends: Depends on your degree of control/resistance and how much of the Insulin you inject. In general, it's a quick acting Insulin and can lower your blood sugar very fast. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

It depends: How much a given dose of Insulin lowers the blood sugar depends on the individual's sensitivity to Insulin and can vary a great deal. ...Read more

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Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units.  Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more

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Which blood sugar levels doctors recomend insulin shots?

Which blood sugar levels doctors recomend insulin shots?

No specific level: Sugars routinely over 140 mg should be treated, though not necessarily with insulin..May just be diet, exercise, or oral medicaitons (in addition to insulin). ...Read more

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Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need C-peptide test: Since exogenous (injected) insulin will show on a blood test, C-peptide should be measured to assess for endogenous insulin. Proinsulin is made by the pancreas, then cleaved into C-peptide & insulin. Exogenous insulin has no C-peptide. ...Read more

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Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...Read more

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...Read more

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My glucose level high in spite of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid insulin 2000mg of metformin?

Reevaluate: You might need another agent and work with your dietician to formulate a doable eating plan as well as see your exercise specialist to develop a program for you. Also make sure the areas that you are injecting do not have scars, knots... ...Read more

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Glucose serum112 mg/dL,T3 (liothyronine) free 2.5 pg/ml,T4 free 1.14 ng/dl,TSH 2.180 uIU/ml-blood test taken PM-no fasting/no meds told have hypothyroidism-confused?

Glucose serum112 mg/dL,T3 (liothyronine) free 2.5 pg/ml,T4 free 1.14 ng/dl,TSH 2.180 uIU/ml-blood test taken PM-no fasting/no meds told have hypothyroidism-confused?

Taking thyroid med?: Hi. Those thyroid function tests are normal. If you're not taking thyroid hormone, then you're not hypothyroid. I'm sorry for the confusion; no one should have told you you're hypothyroid based on those labs. I would advise against taking desiccated porcine thyroid (Armour). See an endocrinologist if you want expert opinion on thyroid issues; many excellent ones in your area. Your thyroid's normal ...Read more