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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Why am i dizzy all the time and get headaches daily, always tired, and blurry vision sometimes. I also have type 1 diabetes for 4 years. Whats wrong?

Why am i dizzy all the time and get headaches daily, always tired, and blurry vision sometimes. I also have type 1 diabetes for 4 years. Whats wrong?

Poorly controlled: Diabetes can give you all those symptoms. Have to be aggressive with management. Diet, exercise, lose weight, stay away from carbs. Also be sure your thyroid levels are normal. Discuss this with your doctor or endocrinologist. Very , very important to take care of this asap before complications arise! ...Read more

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I have been urinating very often and have dry mouth. I have also had. Headache for four days now which gets better or worsens to a migraine. Diabetes?

I have been urinating very often and have dry mouth. I have also had. Headache for four days now which gets better or worsens to a migraine. Diabetes?

Bladder infection?: The most common cause of urinating very often is bladder irritation from urinary tract infection, in which case you will have a burning sensation also. A urine test will reveal the chance of both bladder infection and diabetes. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes cause really bad anger outbursts?

Can type 1 diabetes cause really bad anger outbursts?

No, Possibly Reverse: As embodied souls, mind, emotions & brain control body, millions of signals/sec, with corresponding feedback. Thus, though complex, the opposite is a bit more likely. While someone with type 1 might be appreciative that a hormone they are no longer able to manufacture is available to help them stay alive; they are also likely to find monitoring & adjusting frequent injections a pain; promote anger. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes cause test results to be false positive constantly?

Can type 1 diabetes cause test results to be false positive constantly?

Not likely : The general answer is no but you'll need to be more specific about your tests of interest. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause extreme fatigue in type 1 diabetes?

I'm curious as to what can cause extreme fatigue in type 1 diabetes?

If...: Fatigue due to type 1 dm- poor control , hypo, hyper or both can do it or if have renal disease but should not assume fatigue due to diabetes; must look for other causes as well- thyoid disease, anemia etc see md. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more