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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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise.See 1 more doctor answer
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 70's, 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.
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.
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.
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 its the most important.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes starts with your body becoming resistant to its own Insulin thereby increasing blood sugars (and causing a host of problems too many to list) after resistance, your body becomes deficient in Insulin and blood sugars go up even more and damage gets compounded. This is an oversimplification but that's the basic idea.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 its 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
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