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Where can I get meds if I am a high risk diabetic with a lot of complications?

Where can I get meds if I am a high risk diabetic with a lot of complications?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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Why are diabetics at high risk for infection?

Why are diabetics at high risk for infection?

Sugar, circulation: Some micro-organisms thrive in high-sugar environments. Diabetes can also cause neuropathy (with loss of pain sensation) and circulatory problems, both of which can increase the risk of skin infections, especially in the feet. ...Read more

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What if emotionaly i dare not to have a baby due to possible high risk pregancy and a very slow wound healer dua to diabetes and thyriod.

What if emotionaly i dare not to have a baby due to possible high risk pregancy and a very slow wound healer dua to diabetes and thyriod.

That's OK: Hi. I hope you NEVER feel pressured to get pregnant. Of course that very much depends on your mate. I hope you are loved for who you are. Thyroid disease (assuming it's treated) does not constitute a high risk pregnancy; diabetes does, on the other hand. And some diabetes complications can worsen as a result of pregnancy. Talk it over openly with your mate & your OB/gyn. Adoption is an option. ...Read more

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I'm at high risk for diabetes but I am not sure how to find out if I have it for sure. Told not to worry because I'm skinny. Is there a blood test?

I'm at high risk for diabetes but I am not sure how to find out if I have it for sure. Told not to worry because I'm skinny. Is there a blood test?

Yes: I'm sorry someone lied to you about thin people being immune. Screening for diabetes by checking the blood glucose is part of one's regular blood work. If you have a strong family history of type II diabetes, you can often keep it at bay by staying fit. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as gestational diabetic, but it is diet controlled, does this automatically make me a high risk birth?

I have been diagnosed as gestational diabetic, but it is diet controlled, does this automatically make me a high risk birth?

DM and Pregnancy: Gestational DM is considered high risk. First step to treatment is starting with a program of medical supervised nutritional therapy and self-monitoring of blood sugars. Insulin should be initiated if optimal blood glucose levels are not achieved with the Nutrition. These steps greatly improve perinatal outcome and course. You should also have a good exercise program as well. Good Luck ...Read more

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What can teens with a high risk of diabetes eat ?

What can teens with a high risk of diabetes eat ?

Avoid white stuff: A teen with a high risk for diabetes should strive to maintain ideal body weight. Weight = height in CM -100. Not a perfect formula, but it sticks out in your mind. If you are overwheight, you want to try to get on a healthy diet. Dieticians can go for days telling you what to eat and what not to eat and how to check carbs. The most simple way - reduce foods white in color (flour based, eggs, etc. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with pcos and was told i'm now at high risk of getting diabetes. I'm not loosing weight. Please advise what i can do?

I have been diagnosed with pcos and was told i'm now at high risk of getting diabetes. I'm not loosing weight. Please advise what i can do?

Diet and Rx: Eat less, exercise more, consider metformin therapy which in many women can lessen Insulin resistance, help w/weight loss and even restore normal menses and even fertility in many women. There are other medications for high testosterone, if present, and to increase fertility. ...Read more

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Is diabitic type 2 is high risk pregnacy?what are risk assosiated with it?i am over weight have diabetes t2 under active thyriod and hormonal imbalanc

High risk pregnancy: Hi. Yes pregnancy in diabetics is high risk. You need to very tightly control your blood sugar. Your high risk OB or endocrinologist will help you. If poorly controlled, fetal risk is increased in multiple ways (you have an OB...talk with her/him!). Don't blow this off! For your baby and yourself, be healthy and in control! ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more