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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Overview)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).


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What are the tests for diabetes?

What are the tests for diabetes?

Fasting: To diagnose diabetes we start with checking fasting glucose level (after fasting for 12 hours) if the fasting glucose is elevated then will order hemoglobin A1c to monitor treatment ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,331 Doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Overview)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).


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What are the treatments for diabetes?

What are the treatments for diabetes?

Depends on the type: If it is type 1 diabetes, Insulin is the treatment. For type II diet and exercise can keep it completely under control. There are medications for those who do not wish to use diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes?

What are the complications of diabetes?

Cardiovascular: Heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, infections, nerve damage, and death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Excessive thirst: Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes mellitus are excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, and urinating frequently. ...Read more

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How common is diabetes in the U.S.?

How common is diabetes in the U.S.?

Diabetes in the USA: Regrettably increasing almost daily. There are many reasons, not the least of which is underlying obesity, lack of work options, good foods too expensive, limited exercise, . The problem keeps growing.
I am curious to learn why you are asking that question. ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

234, 051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69, 071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234, 051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. According to the American Diabetes association ...Read more

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How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

More and more common: There is a huge increase in type 2 diabetes because of increasing obesity across the population especially in children. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more (hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more

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Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am I at risk?

Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am I at risk?

Definitely: Risk increases with age, positive family history and is 70-90% related to obesity. If you're overweight, begin a program of diet, exercise and weight loss. Check w/your doctor and look at diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs: Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs, sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes when level of sugars are higher than normal. It is of two kinds, type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes there is not enough insulin in body, on the other hand in type 2 cells in body do not use insulin properly because they develop resistance to insulin. Obesity, waist circumference more than 80 cm in women and 94 in men, family history of diabetes increases risk of developing type 2. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes type 2: Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance.
A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ≥6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Metabolic disease: In humans unable to properly handle carbohydrates from diet. May be due to insufficiency/ineffetivity of Insulin production by pancreas or Glucose Insensitivity by human cells/tissues of the body or both - leading to abnormal blood serum GLUCOSE concentrations. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

DM: Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Please go to the nearest place that has thousands of books and have them take you to the many books about diabetes.
If your reading makes you concerned about diabetes please see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well -- keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Fancy word: It means that the blood sugar is too high. Many elderly have that issue that the sugar is increased. Fortunately relatively rare in young patients. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Running through: The word's basic meaning is running through. It is applied to conditions where either glucose (sugar) or water is lost through urination in excess. Glucose loss is the more common application & uses when the blood sugar level exceeds the ability of the kidney to hold onto it, which is a level about 140mg/dl in most. It will take water with it. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes. Html

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes. Html

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High glucose: See this link: http://www. Cdc. Gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes. Html

HgbA1c>6.5 is commonly used these days to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

See below: A metabolic disease in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. This can be as a result of inadequate production of insulin, or the body's cells do not respond adequately to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Below: It is best to look at the internet for the complete description, it is too lengthy to do this in this format ...Read more

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Is diabetes cured?

Is diabetes cured?

No: It can be controlled and in most instances patients can live full and productive, long, healthy lives; however, there is currently no known "cure" for wither type 1 or 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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