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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What differences will be noticed in overall health after having been diagnosed wih type II diabetes?
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.?
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
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
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
Worldwide: Yes, as far as you can say it globally. Still growing enormously especially in north america. ...Read more
Med expiration: Yes, but I wouldn't take it past 12/31/12. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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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