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What does self-management of diabetes entail?

What does self-management of diabetes entail?

Awareness and action: Self-management entails monitoring blood glucose, understanding contribution of diet, exercise and illness, administering appropriate medications to keep blood sugars within well-defined boundaries, recognizing complications, knowing when to call for help. Your doctor may see you for only a few minutes out of every month so the vast majority of management of diabetes must be done by you at home. ...Read more

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 diabetes management tools are available?

What diabetes management tools are available?

Many: Start with your diabetic educato. They usually have a team that includes a dietician, a nurse a psychologist and often a herapiet. A team approach is always the best! ...Read more

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What are some diabetes management tools besides medicine?

What are some diabetes management tools besides medicine?

Depends: Depends on wheter you ar type i or type ii. Tools? Of course diet is important. Knowing what to eat, when to eat and how to eat is a huge part of dm management. Exercise is very important along with fluids and proper rest. Know the glycemic index of foods you eat. Low glycemic foods will help. Vitamins and trace elements will help. Good mental health is improtant as well. Best to you. ...Read more

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Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Everything: There is almost no organ system not effected by diabetes. Don't you want a skilled educator to help you treat all the multiple possible complications? ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?

Wanted to know where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?

ADA/AACE: Diabetes. Org (american diabetes association)
aace. Com (american association of clinical endocrinologists)
endo-society. Org (endocrine society)
jdrf. Org (juvenile diabetes research foundation)
or from your local diabetes center, diabetes nurse educator, endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How often should I be seeing my doctor to optimize my diabetes management?

 How often should I be seeing my doctor to optimize my diabetes management?

3-6 months: If your hemoglobin A1c is normal, you ought to be seen every 6 months. If it is too high, you ought to be seen every 3 months. If you are changing therapies, you may need to be seen more often. ...Read more

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Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Annual meetings: Annual meetings of national groups such as the american diabetes association, the endocrine society, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists provide many seminars for reviewing current practice and learning about new treatments in the pipeline. ...Read more

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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

Normal healthy limb: Hbot to prevent deterioration is not an indication for hbot (fda). I am not aware of studies covering preemptive use of hbot as is described in this scenario. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs: Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs, sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes when level of sugars are higher than normal. It is of two kinds, type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes there is not enough insulin in body, on the other hand in type 2 cells in body do not use insulin properly because they develop resistance to insulin. Obesity, waist circumference more than 80 cm in women and 94 in men, family history of diabetes increases risk of developing type 2. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes type 2: Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance.
A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Metabolic disease: In humans unable to properly handle carbohydrates from diet. May be due to insufficiency/ineffetivity of Insulin production by pancreas or Glucose Insensitivity by human cells/tissues of the body or both — leading to abnormal blood serum GLUCOSE concentrations. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

DM: Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Please go to the nearest place that has thousands of books and have them take you to the many books about diabetes.
If your reading makes you concerned about diabetes please see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well -- keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Fancy word: It means that the blood sugar is too high. Many elderly have that issue that the sugar is increased. Fortunately relatively rare in young patients. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Running through: The word's basic meaning is running through. It is applied to conditions where either glucose (sugar) or water is lost through urination in excess. Glucose loss is the more common application & uses when the blood sugar level exceeds the ability of the kidney to hold onto it, which is a level about 140mg/dl in most. It will take water with it. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High glucose: See this link: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html

HgbA1c>6.5 is commonly used these days to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more