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I am pregnant and I am injecting insulin?

I am pregnant and I am injecting insulin?

Not a problem: Insulin is safe in pregnancy, in fact it is definitely first line therapy for a lot of women who have diabetes in pregnancy. The most important thing to remember in pregnancy, is that your blood sugars can fluctuate more widely when you have diabetes in pregnancy, thus frequent monitoring is essential. Also meeting with nutritionist to make sure you're on a diabetic diet is essential as well. ...Read more

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If I am hypoglycemic am I at high risk for diabetes?

If I am hypoglycemic am I at high risk for diabetes?

Reactive hypo, yes: Many patients with reactive hypoglycemia (happens after meals), especially younger women, have underlying Insulin resistance. They experience hypoglycemia due to excessive pancreatic release of Insulin after ingestion of high-carbs or fast-acting carbs. Excessive Insulin release causes hypoglycemia ~1-2 hours after meals. Ultimately, the pancreas wears out, and these patients get diabetes. ...Read more

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I am obese?

I  am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read more

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I urinate very frequently. Am I getting diabetes type 1?

I urinate very frequently. Am I getting diabetes type 1?

Rule out UTI: Aside from diabetes, another thing you should rule out with your doc is a urinary tract infection, which can cause urinary frequency and present without painful urination. It can become chronic and cause problems. See your doc and get checked out. ...Read more

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I am a male. I weigh 198lbs and I am 5'2. Am I normal?

I am a male. I weigh 198lbs and I am 5'2. Am I normal?

Obesity.: With your current height and weight, your body mass index calculates to be 36. A normal BMI is up to 25. You should consult your physician to work out a healthy eating and exercise program to slowly and permanently lose weight. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i get shakey, am i a border line diabetic?

If i get shakey, am i a border line diabetic?

Unlikely: Feeling shakey is a nonspecific symptom that can be due to many things, including anxiety/stress. It would be very unusual to have this symptom from diabetes unless you were on a medication that can cause low sugars. Reactive hypoglycemia can sometimes occur in pre-diabetics, but it is rare, occuring a few hours after eating sweets. ...Read more

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Hello! I am wondering about my diet. I am 5'5 and I weigh 198 pounds. Am I fat?

Hello! I am wondering about my diet. I am 5'5 and I weigh 198 pounds. Am I fat?

Elevated BMI: Your body mass index is >30, which is concerning. The term "fat" is a loaded term. Without seeing you or understanding your body composition, like in terms of your body fat percentage, it's hard to give you any certain answers. I suspect that you are carrying extra body fat, just based on the degree of elevation of your BMI. This is important to address early, so talk your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi I am 21 male. I am diabetic. I am getting a lot of , skipped heart beats. I am also suffering from hypertension. Pls help me. ?

Hi I am 21 male. I am diabetic. I am getting a lot of , skipped heart beats. I am also suffering from hypertension. Pls help me. ?

High risk: You probably have a type i diabetes mellitus, along with hypertension, you have a high risk for cardiovascular disease -- please ask your family doctor to refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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If I weigh 128lbs and I am 5'2 am I normal?

If I weigh 128lbs and I am 5'2 am I normal?

Weight: I used a simple formula - 105 lbs for first 5 feet plus 5 pounds per inch above 5 feet. Would anticipate a male of this height to weigh between 103 to 127 with 115 pounds being smack in the middle. However, if muscular weight may be higher. ...Read more

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Hi i am m 23 asian?

Hi i am m 23 asian?

That is fine.: do you have a health question? Please repost. ...Read more

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I am facing overweight?

I am facing overweight?

Lose that weight.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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Hi i am 5ft 2 and weigh 62.60kg am i overweight?

Hi i am 5ft 2 and weigh 62.60kg am i overweight?

BMI 25.2: That height and weight would give you a BMI of 25.2 (just into the overweight category). 25-29.9 is considered overweight with anything over 30 considered to be obese. The BMI doesn't account for muscle mass, so if you are very athletic or a body builder then this wouldn't be an accurate assessment. I'd suggest a healthy lifestyle (whole clean foods and regular exercise and meditation) regardless ...Read more

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Hii, i am married. Already 1year passed.But still I am not pregnant.Please advise me to become pregnant.?

Hii, i  am married. Already  1year passed.But still I am not pregnant.Please advise me to become pregnant.?

See a fertility doc: I do understand your anxiety. There are many reasons for fertility issues. Start researching and talking to other people about fertility issues. This is a more common problem than you would expect. Consider being tested by a fertility doctor who actually had further training in this. Also, if you do need ivf then make sure the embryologist is very good. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I am in a pre diabetes stage. Should I take metformin HCI ? I am 54 years old.

Hi I am in a pre diabetes stage. Should I take metformin HCI ? 
I am 54 years old.

It can help: Hi. Healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, regular exercise, no smoking) is considered the first line of defense against developing type 2 diabetes from prediabetes. But metformin has also been shown to be helpful. It's perfectly fair and valid to do healthy lifestyle AND metformin. Good luck! ...Read more

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My parents think i am becoming anorexic but im not?

My parents think i am becoming anorexic but im not?

Prove them: wrong by eating normal portions and with them and maintain a healthy weight ...Read more

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I am 34weeks pregnant.my fasting blood suger is 107.am I diabetic?doctor told its high.i m worried about my condition.

I am 34weeks pregnant.my fasting blood suger is 107.am I diabetic?doctor told its high.i m worried about my condition.

Within normal limits: A glucose screening test is a routine test during pregnancy that checks a pregnant woman's blood glucose level. A value above 126 mg/dL on at least 2 occasions typically means a person has diabetes.However, test results are just part of the information that goes into the diagnosis process. Good luck and congratulations! ...Read more

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I am 16 years old, female and I am 5'4. I am 169lbs. Am I at a healthy weight?

I am 16 years old, female and I am 5'4. I am 169lbs. Am I at a healthy weight?

Obese: Your body mass index is 29 using the values you provided which places you right at the threshold for obesity. Your interest is healthy though so take the next step and pursue a healthy lifestyle to assure that your BMI is trending down. Physical exercise with careful attention to caloric consumption will be beneficial. ...Read more

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My fasting blood suger is 107.i m 34weeks pregnant.am i diabetic?i m worried about my condition

My fasting blood suger is 107.i m 34weeks pregnant.am i diabetic?i m worried about my condition

High sugar: A fasting sugar of 107 is high. You should have had a 3 hr glucose tolerance test at 27-28 weeks. If not, you need one now, as you may have "gestational diabetes". This is related to the pregnancy and will likely resolve after you deliver. However, it is important to control your sugar during pregnancy for the health of the baby. ...Read more