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Child Diabetes Medication
Child diabetes: usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to obesity and insulin resistance. ...Read more
usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to ...Read more
Dangerous!!!: When a diabetic stops taking their medications they are essentially putting their life on the line. Depending on how far advanced their diabetes is will dictate the events that occur in the future. They could have heart failure, heart attacks, kidney failure and less severe things like blindness or lose their legs. Not a good idea! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No significant : Interaction we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more
In general anytime: There are many times of diabetic medications and it does not matter when you eat, however, there are medications known as sulfonaureals that require that you eat almost immediately after taking the medication or your sugar will drop to low. Im assuming of course that you are not talking about insulun where you have to eat almost immediatly with short acting insulins. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: Overdose of either Insulin or some oral agents for diabetes causes hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This can lead to altered mental status or coma in some cases. It should be treated rapidly with glucose containing foods or liquids to bring blood sugar up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med expiration: Yes, but i wouldn't take it past 12/31/12. ...Read more
I have been having headaches especially in the morning when i wake up. I take my bp and diabetes medication?
Diabetes: Best to consult your endocrinologist and your ob/gyn first. ...Read more
What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes..Medication used is insulin?
Redness, Pain, warm: Skin infections can occur with any break in the skin. Staph bacteria live on your skin. Sometimes that bacteria can cause an infection, especially when the patient is more vulnerable to infections like patients with diabetes. Do not delay to see a doctor. Antibiotics are needed. Sometimes incision and drainage. Sometimes hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would the prime version of HealthTap have doctors that could refill my diabetes medication? (Insulin/pump supplies)
Can I make a Concierge/Virtual Apt with an Endocrinologist in order to do a small check-up and get my yearly prescription of diabetes medication?
Yes that should work: Most doctors are happy to do a teleconference and give you advice as long as you pay them for their professional time for the Consultation. You can first sort this out with the office manager who can guide you about their payment policy. ...Read more
Not many: Glyburide is a sulfonourea (it forces your pancreas to produce more insulin). Metformin does three things... It helps your Insulin work better by making the Insulin receptors in the body more sensitive, it slows glucose absorption in the intestine, and slows the production of glucose by the liver. ...Read more
I m not on diabetes medication yet.. I controlled it by reducing my carb intake n exercising. Will it affect my kidneys n eyes if i don't take any med?
Moringa capsules-Tree of life.. I have stopped my blood pressure, thyroid, diabetes medication as I want to see the benefits of this first, so I can know if I can eventually only take moringa.. what is your advice?
Why do I have reactive hypoglycemia. I'm not diabetic (I don't think) and not on diabetes medication. I am on an SSRI, I am nursing, & Have PCOS.
Insulin Resistance: This is actually a complex question, but the PCOS is likely a major part of the answer. Most if not all pts w PCOS have insulin resistance and this makes them make too much insulin and also possibly mistime the production of insulin to food. After you eat & the insulin brings your sugar to normal there may still be some insulin hanging around and the sugar drops. There are ways to help this. ...Read more