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Diabetes And Ana
What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman
See GI: For an issue such as this, I assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
been slightly tired and hallucinating people. Just had baby dec. Had gestational diabetes, proteinuria, ANA is positive and 24hr mag sulf preeclampsia?
I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!
No disease probably: A woman at age 50 may have a low titer ANA without any disease to go with it. Primary fsgs is not associated with positive ana. An elevated C4 is an "acute phase reactant", meaning a protein that can be increased with a variety of diseases. Acute lupus erythematosus is associated with decreased c4. Moderate hypertension and elevated glucose do not explain the findings. ...Read more
I'm thirsty all the time I also have fatigue and im hungry a lot could this be diabetes? I also have a high ana
How long does it take for a autoimmune dis to progress achy elbow knee finger ankle neg lupus tes +ana 1:320 elev ast &alt& gluc no diabetes prot urin?
No telling: There is no way to forecast the progress. Each person takes a different path. ...Read more
+ANA protein urine achy elbows knee foot ankle all lupus test neg ANA titre 1:320 AST&ALT high glucose high PTT LA 42 no diabetes. Help?
Is there any connection or significant worries for following lab results? Ana 1:80/potassium 3.4/gfr 80/clcr 90/hct 34/mon#. 2 w/nash & diabetes
ANA: Significance of lab results should be taken inito cosideration with your over all clinical perspectives, symtoms and findings on examination by a doctor which would dictate further evaluation if any and goals of treatment. ...Read more
No cure: There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent european research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent. ...Read more
"cure" Diabetes at this point (BUT a CURE IS ON THE HORIZEN) You can take steps to avoid the full blown disease (If it is TYPE 2) by keeping your weight in normal limits and EXERCISING!
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Usually not: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out." ...Read more
Insulin deficiency: Type I dm is an autoimmune disorder that affects both males and females and is characterized by immune destruction of the Insulin producing cells, called the beta cells, in the pancreas. Such destruction will lead to a state of Insulin deficiency and cause the affected individual to be Insulin dependent in order to sustain life. Presently, there is effective treatment, not cure. Research is ongoin. ...Read more
Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin.
If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes, type 2
in type 1 something we don't understand, in environment, leads to destruction of Insulin producing cells. ...Read more
Diagnosing Diabetes: Diabetes presents in all different ways. You may have increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, blurry vision or skin rashes that don't heal. An elevated fasting glucose or an elevated hgba1c are other methods your pcp may use to diagnose new onset type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read more
Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read more
Risk factors: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read more
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Environment/inheri: Type 1 is probably due to infection in vulnerable pt causing destruction of Insulin cells in pancreas. Type 2 is usually due to obesity where you can't make enough Insulin to support the wt. This has gotten more complicated as studies show other problems with poor signaling to the liver to stop production of glucose. New diabetic meds target this issue. ...Read more