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What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Very different: Both types of diabetes are characterized by high blood glucose levels. Type i diabetes is caused by a failure of the islet cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to get glucose into the cells. In type ii diabetes, the pancreas produces Insulin but the cells don't use the Insulin in a normal fashion. This is sometimes called Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bipolar I Disorder (Definition)

Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses ...Read more


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Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?

Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Good health to you. It is reassuring that the results do not consistently keep rising. ...Read more

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Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?

Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?

No: The two phases are due to abnormalities is separate brain structures. There is no personality "separation." it can look that way because the mood changes are often unpredictable and quite different. ...Read more

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For 58+ F, Hb 10.8, RBC 3.66, PCV 34, MCV 94, MCHC 31, WBC 5.4, Pt 1.8, Iron 57, TIBC 255, TSI 22, RC 1.2, Ferritin 83 indicate which type of anemia ?

For 58+ F, Hb 10.8, RBC 3.66, PCV 34, MCV 94, MCHC 31, WBC 5.4, Pt 1.8, Iron 57, TIBC 255, TSI 22, RC 1.2, Ferritin 83 indicate which type of anemia ?

Mild anemia: Assuming you've had no recent bleeding episodes, these findings could be seen in mild/early anemia of chronic disease. Hgb and Hct are only boarder line low, and iron panel appears within the reference range. Even something as simple as a particularly heavy period could cause mild anemia of this type, though. If you have a chronic medical illness, it could cause this type of anemia. ...Read more

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Is SIRT worth doing for liver liver metastases 1x 7 cm 1x 6 cm 8 under 2 cm?

Is SIRT worth doing for liver liver metastases 

1x 7 cm
1x 6 cm
8 under 2 cm?

Yes: Multiple liver lesions can be treated by a number of approaches because what is in liver will not spread. Originally ligation of hepatic artery was used since portal vein supplies hepatocytes and hepatic artery the metastatic tumors.Can be used with SIRT which is a form of RT treatment wherein a dose of SIR-Spheres® microspheres are delivered up to 40 times higher than conventional doses. ...Read more

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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml 1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml  1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

Don't use more meds: Kindly see your doctor again, ask for a second opinion, it's your right, or see an allergist/Immunologist, other reasons for your child's cough can be reflux, airways hyper reactivity, again sinus infection that might need different form of antibiotics, environmental causes, like second hand smoke or pets, and other reasons, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar 1 and 2?

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What's the difference between bipolar 1 and 2?

Bipolar: Difference is in severity of symptoms. Type 1 is full spectrum of depression and manic episodes. Type 2 is depression with hypomanic episodes. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic 1 hour after meal?

Type 2 diabetic 1 hour after meal?

Post prandial: There are not standards set for1 hr post prandial blood glucoses. At 2hrs, ideally they approach 140 and under. ...Read more

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7mm round firm node on chin above jawline. 2 sub centermeter nodes at lower neck. biopsy 3 mths ago on level 2 node indicates follicular hyperplasia.

7mm round firm node on chin above jawline. 2 sub centermeter nodes at lower neck. biopsy 3 mths ago on level 2 node indicates follicular hyperplasia.

Question?: Not sure what the question is here. Sounds like the diagnosis has been made already. Pretty large lymph nodes for follicular hyperplasia. Was treatment recommended or prescribed? ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Yes: Most currently available pregnancy tests are about the some. Dsome of them are for testing urine and some are for testing blood. ...Read more

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Can one have bipolar 1 and borderline personality disorder too?

Can one have bipolar 1 and borderline personality disorder too?

Mental Health: Bipolar spectrum disorders and personality disorders (to include borderline personality) can certainly co-occur. They may also have over-lapping symptoms. ...Read more

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Which med is better for bipolar 1 lamictal or seriquil? I'm on both but want to come off one.

Which med is better for bipolar 1 lamictal or seriquil? I'm on both but want to come off one.

Bipolar Disorder: See that you are receiving behavioral therapy with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations. Seroquel (quetiapine) is an atypical antipsychotic and lamictal is a mood stabilizer. Which medication was used would depend on things like how effective each were for you and your current state- manic, depressed, psychotic, etc. This will require careful selection with your psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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How are bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 different?

How are bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 different?

Agree with Dr. Ali.: In addition to the information dr ali provided - i sometime think about it in terms of how disruptive an episode was. If the person's behavior got them into a psychiatric ward ; or into jail - that is the type of intensity of symptoms that could accompany bipolar i disorder. Bipolar i is like a tv going full blast w noise. Bipolar ii would be a tv on mute or at least quietly. ...Read more

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What is the difference in bipolar 1 and 2?

What is the difference in bipolar 1 and 2?

Mood disorder: 'opinion not a decision'. As it sounds bipolar, it has too poles. Depression and mania. If depression is predominant then bipolar type 1. If mania is predominant then bipolar 2. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar 1 and 2?

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Bipolar: Difference is in severity of symptoms. Type 1 is full spectrum of depression and manic episodes. Type 2 is depression with hypomanic episodes. ...Read more

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I have bipolar 2 disorder. What's the difference between that and bipolar 1?

I have bipolar 2 disorder.  What's the difference between that and bipolar 1?

Hypo mania vs mania: Both usually have depression. Bipolar1 includes mania. Bipolar 2 includes hypo mania. Hypo mania is less severe, but still can have consequences due to impulsivity. Consequences are much more severe with mania. See my other answers for additional details. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more