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What are the benefits of milk thistle. I take medication for type 2 diabetes thank you.?

What are the benefits of milk thistle. I take medication for type 2 diabetes thank you.?

There is a very: Limit amount of data suggesting milk thistle may provide a small amount of benefit in lowering blood sugar, but probably not sufficient to warrant the cost. Check w/your doctor.

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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?

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.

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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 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?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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How do I beat type 2 diabetes?

Lifestyle change: If you're on hypoglycemic oral medication, your doctor could possibly, eventually, wean you provided that you develop a healthier lifestyle including weight control, exercise, and good sleep.

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How do you cure type 2 diabetes?

How do you cure type 2 diabetes?

There is no cure: Only control (diet, exercise, weight loss, medications, bariatric surgery) but none remove the genes that put one at risk in first place!!

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How do you manage type 2 diabetes?

How do you manage type 2 diabetes?

Diet, exercise +meds: The first and best way is to control the diet.This is ideally done with the help of a nutrtionist and diabetes expert. Stability in the diet ie eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, keeping carbs stable and lowering calories not only helps with weight loss but also with deciding on med choice. The medications for diabetes are excellent, and your doctor can help find the best choice if diet isn't enough.

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How can a person get type 2 diabetes?

How can a person get type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: A big part of the problem is resistance to insulin's normal actions develops. Insulin resistance is affected by body composition, diet, activity. With sedentary lifestyle, more body fat, higher weight/obesity comes more resistance to Insulin and higher blood sugars. Eating healthy, exercising, losing weight, building muscle can all prevent or delay type 2 diabetes from developing.

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What is a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

What is a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

See below: Fasting plasma glucose above 126mg% on two occasions, plasma glucose above 200 mg% after a 75 gm glucose load, hemoglobin a1c above 6.5%, inreased thirst, urination, and related clinical picture. See this site for more info. Http://shp. Missouri. Edu/vhct/case2600/dx_criteria. Htm.

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Help? I believe I have type 2 diabetes?

Help? I believe I have type 2 diabetes?

See below: If fasting for >8 hours. Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies if you have either, see md!

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Are dairy products bad for type 2 diabetes?

Are dairy products bad for type 2 diabetes?

Depends: The higher the fat content of dairy products the less the impact on the glycemic index. If you do not have cholesterol problems, then use whole milk and stay away from the low fat dairy products.

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How can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

How can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

A few ways: Diabetes, whether it is type 1 or 2, can affect vision several ways: fluctuating blood sugars can cause the vision to blur in and out over days or weeks; dry eyes can develop which cause minute-to-minute vision changes; cataracts can develop, causing decreased vision and difficulty with glare; and the retina can develop bleeding, scarring and detachments, all of which cause permanent vision loss.

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How can you tell if you have type 2 diabetes?

How can you tell if you have type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Fasting glucose levels as well as hemoglobin a1c level will tell you if you have diabetes. These can be done by your primary care doctor.

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What medicines are used to treat type 2 diabetes?

Oral and injectable: In the US, there are 11 classes of meds approved for t2 diabetes. The most commonly used oral meds are Metformin (which help lower glucose from liver), sulfonylureas and glinides (which increase insulin production), TZDs (lower Insulin resistance) and DPP-4 inhibitors (increase insulin, lower liver glucose). Common injectables are insulin and GLP-1 agonists (like DPP-4 inh but also lower weight).

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