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Will diabetes be found on a yearly physical exam?

Will diabetes be found on a yearly physical exam?

Exam with labs.: If the yearly examination includes blood work- a fasting glucose level may be noted. If there is signficant physical pathology noted during the examination - the doctor can explore this further. ...Read more

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Is their a time frame that women with diabetes should follow for check-ups such as gynecological exams?

Is their a time frame that women with diabetes should follow for check-ups such as gynecological exams?

Same as non-DM: Basically same as non diabetic women, although you should personally pay more attention to any symptoms down there that might suggest an infection (discharge or rash or pain on urination). ...Read more

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Why am i always thirsty even though im well hydrated? I drink daily 2lt of water, i don't have diabetes cus i took multiple exams already and im fine.

Why am i always thirsty even though im well hydrated? I drink daily 2lt of water, i don't have diabetes cus i took  multiple exams already and im fine.

Depends: Thirst is your body's warning syndrome that something is out of balance.. If you are not dehydrated and your urine is normal, there is no physical reason for your thirst. Dry mouth is a sensation that can occur with medication use , fear/anxiety reactions, or rheumatologic conditions with poor saliva production.. You may be drinking water because of dry mouth. ...Read more

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I had stool exam, the results showed rare yeast cells, what does that means? Had no diabetes, but have hemorrhoids.

I had stool exam, the results showed rare yeast cells, what does that means? Had no diabetes, but have hemorrhoids.

Minimal: Yeast are a normal inhabitant of our colon and can be seen on stool examinations. Like bacteria, some yeast take up residence there and live for years, enjoying undigested matter. They can, on occasion, cause an issue- but if you are fine then leave them alone and let them enjoy life in the warm confines of your bowel. ...Read more

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Should i be tested for diabetics, and if so how? At my vision exam my optometrist (od) said i likely have diabetes and I should see an md. I saw an ophthalmologist (md) who said he can't provide an explanation for my vision problems. He said my symptoms

Should i be tested for diabetics, and if so how? At my vision exam my optometrist (od) said i likely have diabetes and I should see an md.  I saw an ophthalmologist (md) who said he can't provide an explanation for my vision problems.  He said my symptoms

Test blood sugars: Absolutely! see your fp for an a1c, bloodwork, and a plan for self-maintenance of checking blood sugars and taking medications to manage diabetes. If your eye doctor already sees changes typical from diabetes (retinopathy), it is completely appropriate to start an entire diabetic lifestyle of weight loss, exercise, and routine visits. Your vision can improve with blood sugar control. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Full H&P: Im guessing if your asking this question you went to a new dr and he didnt do as detailed h&p as you would have expected. You may have seen the bill and were even more surprised. If im right you can check on line a see the billing codes and see what they should involve. Then if you feel theres a problem address it with your doctor. Usually if they are busy they are un aware and will remady things. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Careful exam: Complete physical exam including ekg, x ray chest, pulmonary function test, lab tests including cbc, chemistry, lipids, thyroid function tests, urinalysis, hb a1c review of present medication and good follow up. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone has diabetes and macular degeneration, do they still need to have a yearly dilated eye exam?

Could you tell me if someone has diabetes and macular degeneration, do they still need to have a yearly dilated eye exam?

Eye health: Someone with diabetes and no eye complications (diabetic retinopathy) should have a complete dilated exam once a year. Persons with macular degeneration should have a dilated exam at least twice a year if they have the dry type and more often if they have the wet (exudative) type, especially if they are undergoing active treatment with Lucentis (ranibizumab) or avastin. ...Read more

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Saw pcp 4 frequent urination. He asked if i woke up 2 urinate i said no. Did prostate exam & urinalysis. Thinks I have diabetes insipidus, what is it?

Saw pcp 4 frequent urination. He asked if i woke up 2 urinate i said no. Did prostate exam & urinalysis. Thinks I have diabetes insipidus, what is it?

An uncommon: Pituitary disorder where your body doesn't make any or enough of a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone. If you can sleep through the night, it's highly unlikely you have it. It's easy to check for with lab tests. ...Read more

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My thigh/legs nerves vibrate, twitching all over body. Neurologist did physical exam was fine, I also get some crawl sensation? Pee a lot no diabetes

My thigh/legs nerves vibrate, twitching all over body. Neurologist did physical exam was fine, I also get some crawl sensation? Pee a lot no diabetes

Here are some...: For sensory change, continue following-up with neurologist since what you have felt may just represent the beginning of certain neurological disorders, which may evolve over time; besides, watch if what you felt is related with what you consumed. As to voiding often, be checked out if any concern for poor bladder emptying, unstable bladder holding the urine, fluid over-drinking, food-related ... ...Read more

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I have a question on diabetes?

I have a question on diabetes?

Question on diabetes: If you want to talk about this contact me by e-mail or text chat or video chat at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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What to do if I have some questions about diabetes?

What to do if I have some questions about diabetes?

Diabetes Questions?: You are welcome to ask your questions here. Soon you will even be able to ask personal questions in a private consultation. Certain questions should be discussed with your personal physician who is able to examine you and check your blood labs. ...Read more

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What to do if I had posted my symptoms in another question and some said it could be diabetes?

What to do if I had posted my symptoms in another question and some said it could be diabetes?

Check up: A good place to start will be finding a primary care doctor or going to the health department to get a complete check up. You will also during this visit discuss your concerns, in this case possible diabetes and the physician can run test to get an accurate diagnosis. Stay well my friend. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had posted my symptoms in another question and some said it could be diabetes?

What do you advise if i had posted my symptoms in another question and some said it could be diabetes?

Diabetes?: If there is a question of whether you could have diabetes, see a doctor and have a good history, physical, and lab tests. Find out exactly where you stand. Then take on your lifestyle so that it supports your good health instead of causing diseases like diabetes. Cut your carbs dramatically. Move (exercise) daily. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a qestion regarding the ogtt (75 g): if the 1 h result is above 11 mmol/l (200 mg/dl) could that mean diabetes?Or only the 2 h one? Thx:)

Hi, 
i have a qestion regarding the ogtt (75 g):
if the 1 h result is   above 11 mmol/l (200 mg/dl) could that mean diabetes?Or only the 2 h one?
Thx:)

The 2 hour one.: This test is designed to see how the body reacts to a sugar challenge after 2 hours. It is also important to get your glucose level before the test, as anything >125 mg/dl is diagnostic of diabetes anyway. As for the ogtt, if your 2 hour is <=140 mg/dl, it's normal, if >140 but <200, it's impaired glucose tolerance, and if > 200, it confirms diabetes. I hope this helps. ...Read more