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Bananas And Diabetes Type 2
Can sugar alone (from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days
With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of Insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells, or doesn't produce enough Insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening.
More common in adults, type 2 diabetes increasingly affects children as childhood obesity increases. See your doctor if you're concerned! ...Read more
Lose weight: Maintaining a normal weight or at least a non-obese weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent diabetes. Also limit sweets and eat lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and lean, small portions of meat. Grill or broil food. Don't fry or saute it. Unfortunately you can't do anything about your genetics so do the best you can with your weight and diet. ...Read more
See below: Bulgur wheat is a healthy choice on a diabetes diet. In fact, the american diabetes association lists bulgur as one of the best choices of whole-grain foods for people with diabetes. One cup of cooked bulgur contains approximately 33 g of total carbohydrate. The amount of carbohydrates you eat will always raise your blood sugar. So be very careful and check with your md. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, they are describing the same disease process. ...Read more
Not directly: High sugar is by definition diabetes so high sugar level (if meet criteria) will directly give you the diagnosis of diabetes but eating/consuming sugar will not cause diabetes in the short term. Overtime, eating a lot of sugar will cause obesity, Insulin resistance which will lead to type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Type II diabetes: Please see your doc or a nutritionist. He/she will help you make healthy choices and also monitor and support you. There are many books on the market about this topic but having professional help and guidance is safest. ...Read more
Seebelow: Type 2 diabetes is related to weight change. With the increase in childhood obesity in recent years there have been increasing reports of this form of diabetes in much younger age groups. Because type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity. You must reduce your weight. See your doctor, stop sugar food, soda, lower your carbs. Exercise, as nice walk, drink water, follow you doctors advice! ...Read more
Yes: Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) used to be synonymous with diabetes type 2. However, we all know type 2 diabetics who require Insulin so it is not a good description of the disease. The difference is that type 2 diabetes is not due to a lack of Insulin production but rather an inability to respond adequately to Insulin - so more Insulin is needed to overcome that limitation. ...Read more
Diabetes death: Diabetes has the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). More severe disease can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, loss of fingers/toes/hands/feet. Death would most likely come from coma, heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. ...Read more
Many classes: There are different classes of drugs for type 2 diabetics. Some cannot be used if you have liver or kidney disease. None will work in type 1 dm. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
No: If you have it, you have it, you need to change your life style and control it but if you go back to your ways it will come back. ...Read more
I've got a close relative who has a very extreme case of diabetes (type 2). What type of specialist should he see?
I'm diabetes patient and I check my diabetes type 2 for a year and also my result was 6.5 for whole one year and im new patient so am l well?
Improving: A hga1c of 6.5 is still diabetic. If by using healthy eating habits and more exercise one lowers the hg a1c, one greatly improves one's health but one does not restore the ability to eat sugar or foods that quickly turn into sugar. Read the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal to stay healthy: eat 6 small healthy meals, breathe and relax, move through the day, and sleep 8 hours. ...Read more
Got diagnosed having diabetes type 2 since a year back. Is there any way to may the sugar level normal as the criteria for military is to be normal?
I'm diabetes type 2 patient from one year and a half and I check my diabetes monthly and it's 6.5 from sceond month till now so can I stop my medicine?
Not likely: Diabetes tends to be a lifetime condition. The 6.5 mm level you're reporting is not particularly low even with treatment. Discontinuing medication would be a bad idea! Some patients with type 2 diabetes who are obese and lose substantial weight can improve their glucose tolerance and reduce medication. Failing that, you should modify your meds only under medical supervision. ...Read more