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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Overview)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex carbohydrates) which ↑es glucose.


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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,150 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Overview)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex carbohydrates) which ↑es glucose.


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What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

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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How we can reduce the risk of diabetes?

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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What are some tips to help manage living with diabetes?

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

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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Is there any danger to working out too hard with diabetes?

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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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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