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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
Low: In the past I have read the risk is at or less than 5% in any offspring of a type one.The risk of type 2 would be a separate issue and relate to the risk in the general population. You will be aware and more vigilant to the symptoms than most, and I would not make this a reason to avoid parenthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreas transplant: Type 1 diabetics do not make insulin, but if they get a transplant, the new pancreas would make Insulin and the sugars would be normal. It is like having a biologic Insulin pump that works perfectly. It is not a cure, but it is currently the most effective treatment available. The downside: it involves a big operation, lifelong immunosuppresion and is only offered to select individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But usually reserve for patients who have frequent severe low sugars, other severe complications because risk of pancreas transplants-death, side effects of meds to prevent rejection- are usually worse than diabetes state that is controlled by patient with diet, meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on which diabetes pills are taken. Some Type 2 pills stimulate insulin or depend on your insulin, and a type 1 diabetic has no insulin, so the pill would do nothing. Other pills make you more sensitive to insulin, or cause you to lose glucose in the urine. These may lower glucose in a type 1 diabetic, but that person will still need insulin. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin) vomit from a blood sugar of 90?
Many Possibilities: See my other answers on topic. Like all dx, this is only a label (if accurate) of a small set of issues. As always, your primary medical decision maker is yourself, no one else, & docs are primarily paid for disease, not health. Thus emphasize self-education & track the results of all your choices, as implemented, always focusing on excellence, not normality. Use the internet: carefully, wisely. ...Read more
Sugar runs thru you: The term diabetes mellitus translated means: sugar runs thru you. In years before labs the doc could smell the sweet odor on a diametics breath & verify their suspicion by touching a dab of their urine to their tongue. If your sugar lever is up it spills into the pee and a urinalysis can pick it up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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