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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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What are the contents or ingredients of avandia (rosiglitazone) diabetes drug?

What are the contents or ingredients of avandia (rosiglitazone) diabetes drug?

Rosilitazone: I have to have a special license to continue to give it from a central pharmacy. I have only 1 patient still taking it. ...Read more

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Has the injectable diabetes drug, bydureon, (exenatide) been linked to shrinking vitreous or vitreous detachment? This happened to me after 5 months on this drug

Has the injectable diabetes drug, bydureon, (exenatide) been linked to shrinking vitreous or vitreous detachment? This happened to me after 5 months on this drug

Not aware of: Not aware of this occurring, however it is recommended to report this to the manufacturer as they track all possible side effects and would be more than willing to disclose any reactions they have documented on file. You can google the co. And I am sure find a toll free 1-800 "pharmacovigilence#.". ...Read more

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Do you think metphormin will ever be used for humans for lack of memory? I under stand this is a diabetes drug. But I think this drug will eventually be used for other areas. What you think?

Do you think metphormin will ever be used for humans for lack of memory? I under stand this is a diabetes drug. But I think this drug will eventually be used for other areas. What you think?

Unclear: I don't know of any use of metformin for memory but it certainly has a few uses outside of diabetes. In fact, many drugs have multiple uses and physicians often use drugs outside of their original purpose. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is there a stomach sensitive diabetes drug for me? A drug that doesn't cause diarrhea.

I have diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is there a stomach sensitive diabetes drug for me? A drug that doesn't cause diarrhea.

A number of them: B"sd
putting it backwards metformin, glip1 agents (byetta. Victoza (liraglutide) etc), ddp4 (januvia, tradgenta etc), 1 glucosidase (precose etc) can all give diarhea. Welchol (bile acid resin binder) gives constipation. degree of GI intolerence varies enormously.
other classes have only rare GI issues. ...Read more

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Antidiabetic drug should be taken before meal / between meal / after meal? What is ccorrect? Lot of confusin in it?

Antidiabetic drug should be taken before meal / between meal / after meal? What is ccorrect? Lot of confusin in it?

Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes medication is necessary to take before meals. If not, the Insulin that is released will be blocked and not effective lowering blood glucose. ...Read more

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Help! Can any diabetes medications give a positive reading for benzodiazepam in a urine drug test?

Help! Can any diabetes medications give a positive reading for benzodiazepam in a urine drug test?

No: There are a few non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines that can cause false positive tests for benzodiazepines -- and sometimes zoloft (sertraline). But there are no diabetes ones that I know of. Confirmatory tests would be run for any questionable results. ...Read more

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What drug therapies are there for someone with diabetes?

What drug therapies are there for someone with diabetes?

Many diff. Options: That's a very broad question. If its type 2 diabetes then typically patients start with pills. There are a variety of pills out there. There are hormonal injections. Finally there are various types on insulin with differing properties. We choose which medications to use based on the severity of diabetes and other factors such as the patients weight, goals, health and cost of the medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs lists used by diabetes patients?

Can you tell me about drugs lists used by diabetes patients?

Categories: Hi categories of diabetes drugs include: insulins (multiple types with different properties), biguanides (metformin currently the only one), glitazones (pioglitazone & rosiglitazone), GLP-1 agonists (liraglutide & exenatide), DPP-4 inhibitors (sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin), SGLT-2 inhibitors (canagliflozin & dapagliflozin), sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glyburide, glipizide), AGIs, others ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?

Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?

Blood sugars: Commendable that u r actively working to improve your health. Losing 7-10% of your weight can reduce your risk. However, some people r genetically predisposed, and in general pancreas may weaken with age so u may need a me down the road if u have predm or dm now. Check fasting blood sugar once in a while to keep an eye on how u r doing. Best is fasting sugar <100. ...Read more

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What is the latest discovered drugs for diabetes?

What is the latest discovered drugs for diabetes?

SGLT-2 Inhibitor: One of the newest diabetic medications on the market is the sglt-2 inhibitor, canagliflozin. It works by inhibiting the sglt-2 (sodium glucose transoporter) in the kidney. This allows the body to urinate more of the glucose out of the body. It can also help with weight loss and blood pressure. There is an increased risk of yeast infections (yeast loves the extra sugar in the urine!). ...Read more

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Which modern methods of treating diabetes are there that don't involve drugs?

Which modern methods of treating diabetes are there that don't involve drugs?

Options.: I would check out curecrowd. Com it will show different treatment options its users have tried and there success with those options. The screening tools on right will help you sort through them to find something you want to try.
http://curecrowd. Com/ailments/hypertension. ...Read more

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What drug that can end from diabetes? Or what is the final answer for diabetes?

What drug that can end from diabetes? Or what is the final answer for diabetes?

There are a number: Of different medications that may be prescribed for diabetes depending on the type and severity. ...Read more

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Drugs for diabetes 2?

Drugs for diabetes 2?

TWO KIND OF ORAL DRU: Type 2 diabetes is due to two defects
1 lack of Insulin production
2 Insulin resistancs
so there are drugs to increase Insulin production
1sulphnylureas-like glipizise, glimperide, glynase, Glyburide, stimulate pancreas to produce more insulin
2biguanides which help Insulin resistance metformin
3thiobenzodiones improve Insulin effectiveness.4acarbose, prandin, (repaglinide) starlix
5ddp inhibiters
6 insulin. ...Read more

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What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

Natural drug are...: Weight reduction of 7-10 lbs and exercising daily 45 minutes each day. Are you game? Nothing else is effective as a "natural agent" to prevent or treat diabetes. Sorry. ...Read more

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Can diabetes medicine cause false positive on a drug test?

Can diabetes medicine cause false positive on a drug test?

False positive?: What are you looking for? No diabetic medicines will not cause a false positive ...Read more

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Can I combine diabetes drugs and multivitamins at the same time?

Can I combine diabetes drugs and multivitamins at the same time?

Yes: The diabetes drugs are probably essential, the vitamins probably don't help anything but may make you feel better emotionally, get the cheapest ones you can, as they're all essentially the same and take them only with meals. Eat a healthy diet, and you probably don't need them. ...Read more

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What are effective combinations of drugs to help with type 2 diabetes?

What are effective combinations of drugs to help with type 2 diabetes?

Many options: It all depends on your risk factors, h/o heart trouble, stroke, neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney problems, weight but at the present time, we're very concerned about weight gain so the best combination for me is something that does not induce weight gain or better yet, can induce weight loss. Good combination is thus metformin + either victoza/byetta/bydureon or januvia/tradjenta/onglyza. ...Read more

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What would you say are most effective drugs in treating type 2 diabetes?

What would you say are most effective drugs in treating type 2 diabetes?

Many: There are a number medicines which are affective for diabetes. Therapy is tailored to the individual because what may work for one person may not work as well for another. So always d/w your doctor which medicine is best for you and what are the risk and benefits of the medicine. ...Read more

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Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, but heard it is not safe to take?

Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a miracle drug for my diabetes, but heard it is not safe to take?

Not known for sure.: Some evidence from medical studies suggests that patients who take this medication have higher rates of heart disease and heart failure. This evidence is by no means complete, but it has led to the fda to limit strictly how this medication is prescribed. If your doctor is willing to prescribe the medication and you are doing well with it, it can be continued after careful consideration. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease ceratinine from 2.23 to the normal level? And what about drugs of diabetes &hypertensive was contraindicated in this case?

What can I do to decrease ceratinine from 2.23 to the normal level? And what about drugs of diabetes &hypertensive was contraindicated in this case?

Creatinine: Difficult to answer without more information with respect to time course, duration, causation etc. If chronic there is little you can do but get a nephrologist to see you, be educated on diet, avoidance of renal toxins (eg NSAID drugs)An individuals creatinine is largelya function of their muscle mass and GFR. ...Read more

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Why the drug invokana doesn't use to treat type 1 diabetes?

Off label: Invokana (canagliflozin) is approved for use in Type 2 diabetes. Having said that, diabetologists are using the drug successfully in type 1 diabetes. The drug is currently undergoing clinical trials in patients with type 1 diabetes. When used in patients with T1DM, insulin doses can be reduced by approximately 20 %. Weight loss also occurs. ...Read more

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What is the drug for people with diabetes, cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

What is the drug for people with diabetes, cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Many: There isn't just one medication used to treat cellulitis and osteomyelitis. Intravenous antibiotics and surgery are normally used to treat osteomyelitis and cellulitis can be treated with either intravenous or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the drug for people with diabetes, cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

What is the drug for people with diabetes, cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Bad shape: Hi. That's some bad shape you're in. Most likely your cellulitis & osteomyelitis are in a foot. You need a wound clinic, wound debridement, longterm IV antibiotics, assure adequate arterial supply (may require revascularization), maybe hyperbaric oxygen, and really good, tight blood sugar control. I hope this can be healed and not require amputation; amputation is not the end of the world, however ...Read more

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I need advice on what's the recommended drug for type 2 diabetes patients?

I need advice on what's the recommended drug for type 2 diabetes patients?

Metformin, glimeperi: This a very broad question. There are several oral medications that are available.
Metformin and glimeperide are common first line drugs I use in my clinical practice. They have long term favourable safety data, very effective and economical.
More costly drugs like saxagliptan, sitagliptan do not offer any additional benefits. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the drug for diabetes with cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Please help! What is the drug for diabetes with cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Imprecise?: You take whatever meds you need to get sugar controlled

and you take correct antibiotics for bacteria they culture from/ or assume is causing your cellulitis. ...Read more

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