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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What causes the placenta to be ging faster than it should be and cause the baby isnt growing. I don't smoke. Dont have diabetes or hbp. Help! scared. ?

Blood clots: Placental insufficiency often due to increased tendency to blood clots. Tell your md to do a thrombophilia workup, particularly factor v leiden, prothrombin gene, factors viii and xi. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant with anterior placenta low and may have diabetes also but not sure yet. Need to do the test and we will see but I am stressed! ?

23 weeks pregnant with anterior placenta low and may have diabetes also but not sure yet. Need to do the test and we will see but I am stressed! ?

Pregnant: first the low anterior placenta may move up as the pregnancy progresses. As for the glucose tolerance test don't worry and stress till you find out the results. Even if positive you may only need to make some dietary changes and gestational diabetes can usually be handled fairly easy. ...Read more

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Can i be healed of t ype 2 diabetes?

Can i be healed of t ype 2 diabetes?

Control: Once a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus is established the best anyone can do is control it. The diagnosis doesn't go away but with lifestyle change, some may be able to come off medication for a time. Diabetes is a chronic condition. Patients may eventually become Insulin dependent. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't wanna get diabetes!?

What to do if I don't wanna get diabetes!?

Say NO to diabetes!: Make sure you maintain a healthy diet. Exercise at least 5 days a week and maintain a healthy weight. Lose weight if you are overweight. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-prevention/art-20047639 ...Read more

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Is it true that if you managed diabetes well, you wouldn't die from it?

Is it true that if you managed diabetes well, you wouldn't die from it?

Depends: It depends on how well it is managed. I have seen people live into their 90's with proper management, and die in their 20's with improper management. Just remember that diet and exercise is something only you can control. Btw i went to port jefferson high school. (elvhs). ...Read more

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What would happen if a diabetes person doesn't take care of themselves?

What  would happen if a diabetes person doesn't  take care of themselves?

A lot of bad: Chronically elevated blood sugar in diabetics affect all the organs from head to toe. Some of the complications include: blindness, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems, nerve damage, loss of sensation and loos supply to the limbs and eventually loss of limbs. Heart disease and some cancers are also direct result of uncontrolled diabetes as well as many other diseases. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have diabetes and what happens if i don't treat it?

How to determine if I have diabetes and what happens if i don't treat it?

See doctor: You can be tested by your doctor. There are many health problems related to diabetes, especially if uncontrolled. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more