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Am I Prediabetic Or Diabetic Already
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 or 2?: If you have type 1 dm, then you won't be able to come off. If you've been on oral medication for years as a type 2 patient, and are now on insulin, your pancreatic islet cells may be too fargone to come off. If you are a newly diagnosed type 2 patient on Insulin because of symptoms and very elevated hba1c, then lifestyle change and oral meds may allow you to be weaned from insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metformin: Your endocrinologist has specialized training in diabetes management and must have come to the conclusion that you would benefit from metformin. For prediabetic patients the first line of treatment is lifestyle change with weight loss, exercise, and diet modification. If this does not work, a physician may choose to start a patient on metformin before they progress to full blown diabetes. ...Read more
It is certainly: Possible, but the exact name doesn't matter. If you're overweight you need education, diet, exercise and weight loss to slow your progression into diabetes and lower your risk of complications and an early death. Don't wait for the diagnosis, it's all the same process and the same risk. Start doing something positive now>. ...Read more
Hi I am a newly diagnosed diabetic with 15kg overweight.Age 36 .I am adviced metformin 1000 mg b.D along with insulin.
What's your question: Metformin is an excellent medication to lower blood sugars w/o allowing them to drop too far if you miss/skip a meal. It's our 1st line agent & drug of choice in those who are overweight & presumably Insulin resistant. Don't forget that nutrition & exercise are still key to getting your sugars under control. Make sure you see your eye doctor annually to prevent blindness from diabetes. ...Read more
Hello. I am a diabetic patient with type 1 diabetes. Insulin depender. I am 18 years old. Can I have a tattoo ?
SEVERAL GOALS: Fasting blood sugar<110 sugar after meals less than 145 bedtime sugar less than 145 bad cholesterol less than 75 triglycerides less than 150 blood pressure less than 130/85 no smoking exercise 210 mins a week minimum(30+ mins/day) eat proportionately good, complex carbs, fats and protein, lots of veggies and several servings of low glucemic, high fiber fruits. And... Hemoglobin a1c <6.5%! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have diabetes and im on insulin am I stil clased as type 2 or should I accept im type 1 I have been in a diabetic coma once 5 months ago?
Diabetes diagnosis : Most likely you are a diabetic. However to make a formal diagnosis you need to see your doctor so that he can perform confirmatory testing and get you started on a treatment plan. Do not put it off. Sooner you control your sugar better off you will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just been diagnosed with borderline diabetes or prediabetes.How do I avoid getting real diabetes?
Exercise: Eating right & weight loss.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is juicing safe for a diabetic diet? I am t2 insulin diabetic. I'm 54 years old. Diabetic since 1998. Thank you.
There is NO: Benefit to juicing for any medical problem known to mankind. It only benefits the makers of the juicer. Juices contain lots of sugar and calories, and calories aggravate blood sugar and diabetes. Why would you want to do that? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Listen to your diabetes medical team instead. ...Read more
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
I am 57 years old ilive alone now by taking tensions I have high BP diabitic and border line chlosterol I am overweight pl suggest me?
Lifestyle change: No red meat, no soda, eat plant-based food and drink 1/2 of your weight equal ounces of water daily and ten minutes of brisk walking every morning and abve all eat a very light dinner as you eat a heavy breakfast. No need to take any medications a week after you ininited these lifestyle changes. ...Read more
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