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Can a type 1 diabetic donate blood?

Can a type 1 diabetic donate blood?

Yes: Diabetes is not a condition that keeps you from donating, though it is important that you eat and monitor your blood sugars prior to donating. Communicable diseases like hiv, hepatitis; foreign travel; or anemia conditions are just a few things that limit people from donating blood. Ask your physician if you are unsure about your ability to donate. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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Can a diabetic patient donate blood?

Can a diabetic patient donate blood?

Yes: As long as well managed and stable, so that aspect will not be a problem. If on oral hypoglycemic, (like glyburide), better to donate early in day and take med late so it does not cause potential problem for recipient. Should not be a problem. ...Read more

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34yrs M, T2 diabetic since 2.5 years, A1c - 5.3. Not on insulin, Is it ok to donate blood?

34yrs M, T2 diabetic since 2.5 years, A1c - 5.3. Not on insulin, Is it ok to donate blood?

Donate blood: If you are taking non-insulin drugs for control of diabetes (you are doing great at 5.3) it unfortunately is likely to stop you from donating blood but it is worth trying. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and take metformin, can I still donate blood?

I'm diabetic and take metformin, can I still donate blood?

Yes: Diabetics stable on medication (or non-bovine insulin) may donate blood according to the Red Cross website. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can donate blood if I have diabetes insipidus?

Hi, do you think I can donate blood if I have diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus: If your DI is under good control, you should be able to donate blood safely. However, I suspect the blood bank will reject you. They may be concerned about you and the volume loss of donation, and they may be concerned about the level of AVP hormone in your donated blood. ...Read more

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Can diabetic donate blood?, my hba1c is 6.1, sugar fasting 119 sugar pp 139 can I donate blood, ?Earlier I have donated blood 2 times

Can diabetic donate blood?, my hba1c is 6.1, sugar fasting 119 sugar pp 139 can I donate blood, ?Earlier I have donated blood 2 times

Yes: Sound well managed and stable, so that aspect will not be a problem. If on oral hypoglycemic, (like glyburide), better to donate early in day and take med late so it does not cause potential problem for recipient. Should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic in honeymoon phase. Is a one time 420 blood sugar going to hurt me?

Type 1 diabetic in honeymoon phase. Is a one time 420 blood sugar going to hurt me?

High glucose: Glucose 420 is too high. It will glycosylate proteins and lead to harm. Keep glucuse 100-160. ...Read more

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Is it ok to donate blood if you have type 1 herpes?

In general, yes: As long as no open / big flare, and no other disqualifying health conditions, generally accepted per fda guidelines. ...Read more