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Can Type 2 Diabetes Kill You
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. I'm starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?
Diabetes: Do you mean hypo or hyperglycemic? There is a big difference. ...Read more
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two-mile hike. His nighttime blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Complicated disease: Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good — but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! ...Read more
For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?
For a person early 70s, slight blood pressure 130, with type 2 diabetes using insulin before meals, which of the two is better atacand or micardis (telmisartan)?
Similar: Both these drugs belong to the same class so the choice boils down to cost and the one you tolerate better. ...Read more
Is diabetes genetic? I think I may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should I get tested?
Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. They started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?
Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more
I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.
Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. I know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but it's the most important. ...Read more
Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes. To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above. You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Insulin Resistance: If you have Type2 Diabetese your body does not use insulin properly.This is called Insulin Resistance.At first your Pancreas make extra insulin to make up for it.But over time can not keep up and can not make enough Insulin to keep sugar at normal levels.Your Blood Sugar goes up and you need medicines that work on the insulin resistance along with diet and exrcise.Some may need more than one med ...Read more
Older patients: Type two diabetes is generally seen in older patients. It is caused by the body becoming resistant to Insulin so initially the Insulin level is high as opposed to juvenile diabetes where there is a lack of insulin. However, eventually the type two diabetic may have low Insulin levels also and require insulin. Both are major risk factors for vascular disease. ...Read more
Type II Diabetes: You can use oral medicine your doc will prescribe. You can also change your lifestyle and stay in touch w/doc so meds can be adjusted or eliminated. The right diet and exercise can help most folks get rid of this disorder. Type 2 diabetes has become epidemic. Peace and good health. Good for your to work on this while young. ...Read more
See discussion: Diabetes, like other cardiovascular diseases/risks, can sometimes be "silent" until significant damage has occurred. This is why seeing a physician regularly, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, is an important part of good, proactive care. We often discover issues that will later become big problems, but with early identification & action, prevent the big problem from ever occurring. ...Read more
Some considerations:: 1) Genes determine some but not all risk; 2) Same risks of heart disease (hypertension, hi triglyceride & cholesterol) raise diabetic risk; 3) Not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight or obese; 4) Risk rises with age, but's it's never too late to make healthy changes; 5)The more you move, the better; 6) Heart-healthy diet can prevent/delay diabetes; 7) Reduce stress to lower risk. Ref.AARP ...Read more
Diabetes: 37 M asks: Differentiate type 1 and type2 diabetes. But does not ask how much detail. ANS: I would google this for detailed answer. In brief: 2 is inherited, 1 is not. 1 develops suddenly, 2 does not. 2 associated with obesity 1 usually not. 1 requires insulin. No insulin u die. , 2 does not till advanced. 1 shortens life much more than 2. 1 much more likely to go blind and end up on dialysis. ...Read more
Genetics, lifestyle: Families share some same genetics, and often many of the same habits as well. Certain families & ethnic groups are very prone to diabetes (latinos, native americans, african-americans, and many asians). Risk also increases with less exercise, being overweight, and eating a lot of processed carbs (white flour & sugar), all of which are habits usually learned at home and within the family. ...Read more
No, you can not.: See: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/endocrine. Htm. "Current or history of diabetes mellitus (250) is disqualifying." derived from department of defense (dod) directive 6130.3, "physical standards for appointment, enlistment, and induction, " and dod instruction 6130.4. ...Read more
Might not be able to: Sometimes it runs in families or I caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets. Foods with the highest glycemic index include bananas, grapes, raisins and corn, so you want to limit these too. Maintain a healthy weight with a BMI less than 25. ...Read more
No: There is no cure for diabetes 2 yet. There are a few treatment options though, including some advanced procedures. The most widely used & successful treatment is medications and/or insulin. However, procedures like pancreas transplant and stem cell therapy may be used in very select cases. The best way to avoid diabetic complications is strict diet & exercise — decrease blood sugar & pressure. ...Read more
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