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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...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. What's 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. What's 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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Hello. Can type 1 diabetes cause a false negative hiv test I tested for hiv ab/ag at 3 months negative and hiv1, 2 at 6mnths negative Is it conclusive?

Hello. Can type 1 diabetes cause a false negative hiv test I tested for hiv ab/ag at 3 months negative and hiv1, 2 at 6mnths negative Is it conclusive?

No and yes: HIV test is not affected by other disease conditions. A negative test at 6 months tells you that you didn't have the infection from that encounter. However it would not have ruled out HIV if you had been exposed to HIV infected blood or secretion subsequently. ...Read more

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What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger (s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. ...Read more

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Can statins and ezetrol cause type 1 diabetes?

Can statins and ezetrol cause type 1 diabetes?

Nope: No. Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disorder which is thought to be genetic in origin. ...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

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What causes foot cramping? I have type 1 diabetes and have had a PANCREATECTOMY.

Neurologic or Muscle: How many years have you had type one diabetes? What is your a1c? How has your control been over the years? I see you have high blood pressure and take Hydrochlorothiazide? When was your potassium last checked? Low potassium is a side effect of Hydrochlorothiazide and can cause cramping like this. Definitely see your doc and have K+ (Potassium) checked ...Read more

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Does crying significantly affect blood sugar levels? My friend's son has type 1 diabetes. She has been trying to keep her son from crying because she is afraid that it will cause his sugar levels to significantly rise or drop. Because of this most of th

Does crying significantly affect blood sugar levels? My friend's son has type 1 diabetes. She has been trying to keep her son from crying because she is afraid that it will cause his sugar levels to significantly rise or drop. Because of this most of th

See below: When the body experiences stress there is a natural tendency to increase the sugar levels in the blood to get ready to "fight or flight". This is a normal response. Stopping a child from getting angry or sad is virtually impossible, but the effects should be self limiting. Blood sugar levels naturally rise and fall during these occasions. Your friend can discuss further with endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If you have type 1 diabetes, will juice cause weight gain?

If you have type 1 diabetes, will juice cause weight gain?

Depends: I seldom recommend juices any more because I consider them little more than flavored sugar water. The potential health benefits are over sold, as you can get the nutrients in a calorie free pill. As a practical issue, a small amount of juice, as part of balanced nutrition, is fine for most, including diabetics. However, I have treated many chubby kids who dropped 10 lb/yr by just eliminating juices. ...Read more

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Could you please explain the possible causes of TRACE ketones in the urine of a 12 month old? There is a family history of Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you.

Could you please explain the possible causes of TRACE ketones in the urine of a 12 month old? There is a family history of Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you.

Trace ketones: In urine may be useful in determining hydration which may have involve many benign or serious causes. Would recommend blood tests to diagnose more serious concerns like Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. In the near future we will also routinely check Genetic factors to determine the likelihood of developing disease in the future, even without signs/symptoms. ...Read more

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We've been trying to concieve for over a year. My doctor says I shouldn't have a problem but husband has type 1 diabetes, could this cause infertility?

We've been trying to concieve for over a year. My doctor says I shouldn't have a problem but husband has type 1 diabetes, could this cause infertility?

Possibly: It is not unusual for men with type I diabetes to have difficulty with having sexual intercourse, due to neurological effects of the diabetes. Has your husband had a sperm count? Have you had a complete fertility and hormonal evaluation? The good news is that you are under 32 years old, so that you chance of conceiving is excellent! ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes, with severe sudden neck, shoulder, head pain. Pain caused vomiting and dka. A1c 11.3. Diabetes related?

Type 1 diabetes, with severe sudden neck, shoulder, head pain. Pain caused vomiting and dka. A1c 11.3. Diabetes related?

I assume you had DKA.: A sudden onset of neck and shoulder pain would be much more likely to be related to a cervical disc issue. Unfortunately these symptoms sometimes are related to cardiac issues as well. It sounds like you need further evaluation ...Read more

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13yrdaughter in hospital for new onset type 1 diabetes. Dr.Ordered CT scan cause her us showed a congentic issue abnormality on her liver. What is that?

13yrdaughter in hospital for new onset type 1 diabetes. Dr.Ordered CT scan cause her us showed a congentic issue abnormality on her liver. What is that?

Congenital defect: He probably meant that a congenital defect or abnormality of the liver was seen. Not sure if that is related to the diabetes or not. There are many different types of congenital defects we can be born with. You'll have to ask your pediatrician specifically what they found and what the significance is. ...Read more

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My ear is bleeding from the inside. What could cause that? I have type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure (under control with meds)

Usually trauma: Usually from something like a q tip with aggressive cleanig. But if this is spontaneus than no question, you need to get to your dr for an exam. An ENT would even be better. ...Read more

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How can you get type 1 diabetes?

How can you get type 1 diabetes?

Nobody knows: Type 1 dm is an autoimmune disease occurring when an environmental trigger (s) sets off genes in the body to make antibodies against insulin-producing cells. Even with the genetic predisposition, there is only a 40% chance of getting diabetes. If an identical twin has type 1 diabetes, the other won't necessarily get it. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Yes: It is thought to be hereditary. If you have a child with diabetes, your other children have a one in 20 chance of developing diabetes, which is much greater than the population (one in 300) ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians. Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be transmitted?

Can type 1 diabetes be transmitted?

Genetically, yes: Type 1 diabetes can sometimes run in families, by genetic transmission of auto-immune tendencies. Some researchers believe that a type of coxsackie virus infection can provoke an autoimmune response in a susceptible person to develop type 1 diabetes. Although coxsackie virus infection can be passed from person to person, this is unlikely to cause transmission of type 1 diabetes in the same way. ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of the beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Since Insulin is necessary to get glucose into all the cells in your body the only treatment is injecting insulin. Usually 2 types of insulin, long acting and short acting. There are no pills to treat type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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What can be expected with type 1 diabetes?

What can be expected with type 1 diabetes?

Can be...: Life threatening acutely, if sugars very high/ have ketones in urine

over long term, if poorly controlled, can get eye, kidney, nerve complications and increased risk heart attacks, strokes

however, with good control, lifespan can be normal with low risk of complications. ...Read more

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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

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