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Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced(not diabetes-induced)ketosis?Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis?(2000mgmet a day btw)

Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced(not diabetes-induced)ketosis?Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis?(2000mgmet a day btw)

Its possible: I have many patients on metformin and in ketosis and its sometimes fine but you must watch out for hypoglycemia. For example if on a regular diet you require metformin but then then go into ketosis (which will severely reduce your' blood sugar) if you keep taking the same dose of metformin you could become hypoglycemic and this needs to be monitored by your' doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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I'm scared to take Metaformin.I have PCOS and I'm pre diabetes because of it.What are the chances of lactic acidosis.Would I know if I had it?thanks

I'm scared to take Metaformin.I have PCOS and I'm pre diabetes because of it.What are the chances of lactic acidosis.Would I know if I had it?thanks

Metformin : Metformin is a commonly used and excellent drug for treatment of PCOS especially when associated with glucose intolerance/prediabetes. Lactic acid grosses is an uncommon side effect and when occurs is usually in elderly patients who may have kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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35 yr old male. On 1500mg metformin xr and 100mg januvia for type 2 diabetes. Kidneys fine. Worried about lactic acidosis. Is it rare in my case?

35 yr old male. On 1500mg metformin xr and 100mg januvia for type 2 diabetes.   Kidneys fine.   Worried about lactic acidosis.  Is it rare in my case?

Lactic acidosis : 35 M with DM II. On metformin &kanuvia worried about lactic acidosis. ANS: This is rare and would not worry about it unless you get very sick. Work on diet to decrease need for meds. Get BMI to <25 and all DM may go away. Discuss with team. ...Read more

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Why are so many people with diabetes dying from the coronavirus? It’s really frightening me.

Immunocompromised: body is busy dealing with diabetes, not as much resiliancy remaining to fight viral symptoms, and subsequent opportunistic infections ...Read more

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Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?

Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?

Definitely: Risk increases with age, positive family history and is 70-90% related to obesity. If you're overweight, begin a program of diet, exercise and weight loss. Check w/your doctor and look at diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of diabetes and what’s the best test to do to confirm? Can endometriosis and diabetes be related?

What are the most common symptoms of diabetes and what’s the best test to do to confirm? Can endometriosis and diabetes be related?

Diabetes: Symptoms include frequent urinating, increase in water intake , tiredness , and recurrent infections.
Suggest do OGTT .
Relationship between diabetes and estrogen dominant endometriosis ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more

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How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

More and more common: There is a huge increase in type 2 diabetes because of increasing obesity across the population especially in children. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more

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How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read more

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Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems i will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Do understand: Don't jump to conclusions. Diabetics can live long, healthy and productive lives, as long as you are careful to eat right, watch your sugar levels, and take your medications as directed. If your potential spouse can't accept that then it's their loss. ...Read more

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I am 29 yrs old and don’t smokedrink/activeAt a healthy weight. Eat pretty healthy. What’s my risk of hypertension or diabetes with the random sweets?

I am 29 yrs old and don’t smokedrink/activeAt a healthy weight. Eat pretty healthy. What’s my risk of hypertension or diabetes with the random sweets?

Risk management: Congrats on a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 Diabetes is lifestyle disorder. You lower your risk of that by doing the things you are doing. Hypertension is part lifestyle and part family history. Again, you are keeping that at lower risk. Nothing is as guarantee but lowering the probability is good. Keeping carbs low is best. Please ask your doc about the ketogenic diet. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Who gets diabetes 1?

Who gets diabetes 1?

Usually children: Though it has been found in persons up in their thirties. Then sometimes it is harder to distinguish which type it is and takes more time and further testing. ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes: Thirsty alot, hungry alot and peeing a lot (polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria). ...Read more

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How to cure diabetes?

How to cure diabetes?

No cure: At present, there is no cure, only control. Visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus or do a VIrtual Consult: www.healthtap.com/DrJones - Virtual Consult code: YACZAZ ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes?

Thirst : Typical symptoms are thirst, frequent urination(more than usual). Easy enough to check and treat so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Dehydration: If you have diabetes insipidus and don't take in enough water to balance what you urinate out, hypernatremia can result. Ddavp (desmopressin) can usually return your life to normal. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How can diabetic ketoacidosis (w/ metabolic acidosis) causes respiratory failure?

Due to acidosis.,,: The metabolic acidosis causes a respiratory compensation in an attempt by the body to keep the blood ph normal. The respiratory compensation is to increase minute ventilation (both respiratory rate and volume per breath!). So, the person with severe metabolic acidosis will be breathing fast and deeply. Doing this for an extended period of time can lead to fatigue resulting in respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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