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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Overview)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell response to the hormone.


Dr. Joseph Jeu
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

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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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Diabetes (Overview)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell response to the hormone.


Dr. Damien Luviano
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What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

Dr. Damien Luviano
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What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

Too Many: The elevated glucose in the blood stream affects almost every tissue in your body, in a bad way. Brain strokes, heart attacks, teeth loss, kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy, blindness, dry eyes, prone to infections, foot ulcer and limb loss. ...Read more

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Tip)

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Always watch your carbs and develop a habit to read label to know the amount of carbohydrate ...See more

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Checklist)

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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How we can reduce the risk of diabetes?

Dr. Carol Cheney
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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How we can reduce the risk of diabetes?

Diet and exercise: The most effective way to decrease the risk of diabetes is to achieve and maintain a normal weight and to exercise regularly. There is also evidence that certain medications can decrease the risk, but diet and exercise are the most effective ways of preventing diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are some tips to help manage living with diabetes?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are some tips to help manage living with diabetes?

Stay Healthy: You can live with diabetes through employment of regular cardiovascular exercise, proper nutrition (small frequent meals with fiber included with each meal and limitation of simple sugars) and normal weight maintenance. Maintain a positive attitude, check fingersticks regularly and make adjustments to your strategy based on the results. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Increased coffee consumption substantially reduces risk for diabetes, type 2. ...See more

Dr. Matt Malkin
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Is there any danger to working out too hard with diabetes?

Dr. Matt Malkin
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Is there any danger to working out too hard with diabetes?

Can be: The biggest risk is low blood sugar. Your Insulin requirement is based on resting metabolism. It is easy enough to remedy. Bring your testing supplies and some quick-release glucose, maybe even eat a small snack before. Stop if you have symptoms. Diabetics also risk for heart disease. Consult your doctor for specific recs. Exercise definitely encouraged! ...Read more

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David Escobar
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4 years in practice
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Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

David Escobar
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Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

Yes: Absolutely. Type i diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associated with obesity. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Type 2 diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. ...See more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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