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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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Can you advise for diabetes and health?

Can you advise for diabetes and health?

Diabetes: You question is very vague. Diabetes is the antithesis of health. Diabetes increases your risk for many other health problems like heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, and more. If you have diabetes or any problem with your glucose and Insulin metabolism, you need to take it very seriously! Patients who make dramatic lifestyle changes have the best outcomes. ...Read more

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Can I control diabetes without medication?

Can I control diabetes without medication?

Depends: On how severe your diabetes is- speak with your pcp or endo. But there are many well tolerated diabetes meds that might help you keep it mild longer. ...Read more

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What's the best medication to treat diabetes?

What's the best medication to treat diabetes?

Inuslin or oral: Depends on type of diabetes. For juvenile or type I diabetes human Insulin is the best to start. If adult onset or type ii starting with oral agents Glyburide or Glipizide as first step, followed by the addtion of metformin if no control. Diet and exercise are an important component of therapy. And then there are some new agents that can be added or used if the older agents are unsuccessful. ...Read more

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What health professionals can treat diabetes?

What health professionals can treat diabetes?

Several: Diabetes can usually be treated successfully by a primary care physician. In certain situations, referral to an endocrinologist may be necessary for complicated or difficult to treat diabetes. You should also see an eye specialist every one to two years to evaluate the health of your eyes. A nutritionist can also be a valuable addition to your treatment team. ...Read more

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What medications do you need if you have diabetes?

What medications do you need if you have diabetes?

Many: If you have type 1 diabetes, the treatment is insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, the options are oral anti-diabetic agents plus/minus insulin. Aside from diabetes treatment, you will also need to make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal...Which might require more pills. ...Read more

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Does everyone who has diabetes need to take medication?

Does everyone who has diabetes need to take medication?

Most but not: Always. If you're early or lose a significant amount of weight, you may be able to go without medication -- however, continuing the medication is best as it helps prevent or delay the return of problems as you get older and your diabetes worsens. ...Read more

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What serious damages can diabetes do to a person's health?

What serious damages can diabetes do to a person's health?

Many problems!: Diabetes damages the blood vessels in the body. Damage to large blood vessels can result in stroke or heart attack (diabetics have the same heart attack risk as someone who's already had a heart attack!). Damage to small blood vessels can result in blindness (diabetes is the most common cause of adult blindness), neuropathy, and kidney failure - requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. Prevent it! ...Read more

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What are the major health problems associated with diabetes 1?

What are the major health problems associated with diabetes 1?

The big 5: Blindness, amputation, renal failure, overall poor health, premature arteriosclerosis, cardiac disease, premature death. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I should take if I have type II diabetes?

Is there a medication I should take if I have type II diabetes?

Several: There are several medications you can take for diabetes, check with your doctor which are right for you. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me emergency health interventions for diabetes?

Can you please tell me emergency health interventions for diabetes?

Usually give sugar: Diabetics can suffer from very low or very high sugar levels. High usually comes on over time (hours to days), and causes a groggy-type fade of consciousness. Low sugar is the quickly life-threatening emergency that can come on over several minutes. If patient can take sugar/juice by mouth, it is given. If not, glucagon shot in muscle given or an IV started and glucose solution infusion by ems. ...Read more

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How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

Varies: If the problem is isolated to numbness in the legs, you need to check feet daily for small injuries do they don't get infected. If the nerves to the stomach are affected, it can cause nausea and bloating. Sometimes nerves that regulate the heart and blood vessels and can make blood pressure erratic. ...Read more

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What differences will be noticed in overall health after having been diagnosed wih type II diabetes?

What differences will be noticed in overall health after having been diagnosed wih type II diabetes?

Hopefully none: That is if you follow dr advice, get regular check ups, follow your diet, take your meds, exercise, have some fun! You will probably do fine depending on how long you went undiagnosrd and untreated. ...Read more

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Should I be on medication with my nombers for diabetes tinkering between 5.6- 6.5 with a history of the disease in the family.?

Should I be on medication with my nombers for diabetes tinkering between 5.6- 6.5 with a history of the disease in the family.?

Maybe.: Numbers are so good that diet, exercise and weight loss might be considered for a few months. If this is not effective then meds would be very helpful with the goal of inducing some weight loss then consideration of stopping meds. ...Read more

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What are the best diabetes medications?

What are the best diabetes medications?

We avoid those that: Cause hypoglcemia and weight gain, if possible

then principle is use the least number of the other agents that treat the most mechanisms of high blood sugar-
metformin, incretins, SGLT-2 inhibitors, pioglitazone, bromocriptine-QR ...Read more

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Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Absolutely!: It is the primary cause of most chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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How long after taking diabetes medication should you eat?

How long after taking diabetes medication should you eat?

In general anytime: There are many times of diabetic medications and it does not matter when you eat, however, there are medications known as sulfonaureals that require that you eat almost immediately after taking the medication or your sugar will drop to low. I'm assuming of course that you are not talking about insulun where you have to eat almost immediatly with short acting insulins. ...Read more

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What are the effects of overdosing on diabetes medication?

What are the effects of overdosing on diabetes medication?

Hypoglycemia: Overdose of either Insulin or some oral agents for diabetes causes hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This can lead to altered mental status or coma in some cases. It should be treated rapidly with glucose containing foods or liquids to bring blood sugar up. ...Read more

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What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

Dangerous!!!: When a diabetic stops taking their medications they are essentially putting their life on the line. Depending on how far advanced their diabetes is will dictate the events that occur in the future. They could have heart failure, heart attacks, kidney failure and less severe things like blindness or lose their legs. Not a good idea! ...Read more

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What is the best medication for marginal diabetes 67 yr old man?

What is the best medication for marginal diabetes 67 yr old man?

Diabetes: The answer depends on how high your blood sugar readings have been. The best place to start is to eat a diabetic - low carbohydrate diet and get a proper amount of exercise. Medications are used as an adjunct to diet and exercise modification. There are many good oral antihyperglycemic agents. Metformin is a common medication that may be an option for you. ...Read more

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What is the size of the global health market for diabetes products?

What is the size of the global health market for diabetes products?

Worldwide: Yes, as far as you can say it globally. Still growing enormously especially in north america. ...Read more

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Can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?

Can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?

Yes, Gigantic: From population studies, at time of diagnosis, hba1c ≥6.5%, people with elevated glucose are not just starting to more rapidly develop atherosclerosis, they have been doing so for several decades, do not live as long & have more cardiovascular events than people without dm who have already had a heart attack. Plus dm have problems with a vast array of body functions, slow healing, etc. ...Read more

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My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

Non-insulin injectio: New injectables are available. Some side effects are weight loss. Here is link http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/diabetes_mellitus/hic_non-insulin_injectable_medications. Aspx. ...Read more

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Should my husband and I be taking Ashitaba, a medicinal herb, to boost our diabetes medications?

Should my husband and I be taking Ashitaba, a medicinal herb, to boost our diabetes medications?

Too many unknowns: Herbal supplements are one of the non-scientific products sold to people all over the stores, the internet, and the world. It is untested and unproven what a brand, an ingredient, or an amount will do inside a particular person's body. If the herb seems to help, looks harmless, and is inexpensive, then it might be ok to try. Finding true research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more

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I m 26yrs old n suffering from diabetes with 336 fasting. Plz provide some useful suggestion to maintain health?

I m 26yrs old n suffering from diabetes with 336 fasting. Plz provide some useful suggestion to maintain health?

OUT OF CONTROL: Your diabetese is out of control fasting blood sugar of336 is not acceptable. You did not give other information whether you are on any meds;are following your diet.So what you need asap is
consult your doctor or an endocrinologist and discuss your treatment options which may include
1diet and exercise regimen;weight control if over weight
2oral drugs for sugar
3insulin a choice
4bp;cholestrol che. ...Read more

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I am a type II diabetic I have been off medication for almost 3 years and I will like to know does diabetes ever go away?

I am a type II diabetic I have been off medication for almost 3 years and I will like to know does diabetes ever go away?

No: Diabetes is coming from either lack of Insulin production or body cells being resistant to insulin. In either case medicine can help to fix the deficit. But, diabetes doesn't go away. Some people are able to control it probably like you with diet and exercise though. ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

Too much sugar: In general, type 2 diabetes is consuming too many carbohydrates, and the body's inability to deal with the amount of sugar that comes from this. This is the type of diabetes that is usually caused by eating and lack of physical exercise, and according to the ada, is prevalent in 8.3% of the us population. Complications include heart, liver, and kidney disease, as well as strokes and amputation. ...Read more

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Please describe to me the effects of diabetes on oral health?

Please describe to me the effects of diabetes on oral health?

Elevate disease risk: Non controlled diabetics have increase risk of infection, and in the mouth, increased risk for gum disease. ...Read more

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Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Could testosterone interfere with diabetes medication?

Testosterone: If your Testosterone is normal it should not have any effect on diabetes. If your testosterone is low it could have some effect on diabetes. Please check this with your doctor. ...Read more