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Can Men With Diabetes Have Children
Depends: Diabetes is not a pass thru defect or gene issue like eye color. Lifetime risk in offspring would be higher than the general population for type 1dm but not >5%. For type 2dm lifestyle (feeding) factors heavily influence lifetime risk and could be substantial. Healthy dietary & exercise practices decrease type 2 risks. ...Read more
When symptoms appear: The us preventive services task force reviewed this and found that screening all overweight men without symptoms for diabetes was not clearly beneficial. However, if someone has increased thirst or urination, dizziness, fatigue or weight change, they should be checked - this is technically not screening if there are symptoms. A good iphone app for staying healthy is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?
Don't take calcium: You need to take sufficient vitamin d from sun or supplements to be in the high side of normal. This may require as much as 10, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. Do not take calcium supplements. All healthy unprocessed food contains calcium and all the other necessary minerals like magnesium.And zinc that you need. Small doses of zinc blocks osteoclasts. Cadmium plays a role in all these problems. ...Read more
Is there infertility issues with men with type 2 diabetes? What is the percentage? Can it be treated?
Yeast not STD: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a 430lbs men go on a 1000 calorie diet by having 2 meal replacements and a very low calorie dinner all this with type 2 diabetes?
Possible: I recommend you do this under the supervision of your physician to monitor your electrolytes and adjust your diabetes medications as you start losing weight. Remember the best diet is one you can maintain for life so unless there is a medical reason to do something this drastic, I think you should talk to your doctor and come up with a sustainable plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.
YES, CAN HAPPEN: Some supplements can cause flushing, which could well feel like a "hot flash", and Niacin is a common offender. Several meds are listed also as causing flushing, such as the new ms drug tecfidera. The physicians desk reference will be an all-inclusive source to assist your search and confirm or disconfirm possibilities. Also, discuss with your doctors. ...Read more
No: Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands. ...Read more
Infancy: The youngest child in my practice with new onset diabetes was about 8 months old. She had recurrent yeast diaper rash and had elevated sugar levels in her urine and blood. Any child can be tested for diabetes with a urinalysis and a blood sugar level, so technically a newborn can be tested for diabetes. Diabetes is very uncommon in young infants. ...Read more
Increased thirst and frequent urination.
Irritability or unusual behavior.
Yeast infection in girls.
Those the tests done after that to confirm it.
Random blood sugar test.
Glycated hemoglobin (a1c) test.
Fasting blood sugar test.
Autoantibodies that are common in type 1 diabetes.
The presence of ketons in the urine. ...Read more
Usually Type 1: Though rates of type 2 dm are rising in this country, by far the most prevalent is type 1 in children, particularly pre-pubertal. Kids present with frequent, large volume urination, thirst, weight loss initially. Then they can start to vomit, get belly pain, and dehydrate. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes in both kids and adults. Treatment is life-saving. ...Read more
Fairly low!: If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%. If you are a female with type 1 diabetes, chances of having a child who will get diabetes is about 2% (a bit higher if you deliver before age 25). If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the risk is about 30%. About 50% of type 2 diabetic patients can name a family member with diabetes. ...Read more
Type 1 in younger...: Dm-1, or Insulin deficient diabetes is msot common in younger children, but the obesefication of america is increasing the number of type 2 diabetics (insulin resistance) skyrocket, although in young people type 1 is more common. Most people think it post-viral infection of beta cells producing Insulin that elicits an immune response which kills the Insulin producing beta cells. Insulin is the rx! ...Read more
With type 1 diabetes your offspring have a 5% chance. In the population in general chances are 0.9%. Sobyou have are 5 times more likely but still have a 95 % that you will not.
In type 2 diabetes, heredity does play a bigger role and your offspring do have a 50 to 25% chance specially if lifestyle changes are not done early. ...Read more
Drinking Urinating: Extreme thirst and urination, tiredness, headaches, weight loss and dehydration. If you have any of these, go buy a Walmart blood glucose meter and 9$ strips and check your blood sugar right now. It should not be over 100. If you are having diabetes symptoms as I describe, your child's blood sugar will be over 180, then proceed directly to an ER. During office hours to your pediatrician. ...Read more
Type I diabetes=children get very ill appearing, with lots of drinking and urinating, rapid weight loss and fruity breath. They lose about 10 percent of their weight in a few days.
Type 2=children are overweight and may have no symptoms. They can have more urination and thirst. They will seek out sweets. ...Read more
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