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What is diabetes mellitus?

What is diabetes mellitus?

"Sugar diabetes": Diabetes mellitus is the medical term for the common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a word which originally meant "flow like a siphon" or "frequent urination" and mellitus means "sweet". This is the most common form of diabetes in the us i.e. Diabetes mellitus type 2.This is from Insulin resistance which occurs mostly from obesity. ...Read more

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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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Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Yes!: The simple answer is yes, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are hereditary. Type 1 diabetes seems to need a second trigger in most, the risk of an identical twin getting type 1 is about 1/3 and a non twin sibling about 6% so other factors play a clear role. In twins if one has type 2 DM the risk to the other is about 90% and if there is a family hx the risk is 5-10X the normal population (12-14%). ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Myth: that diabetes is not life threatening and they will outgrow it. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Watch your weight
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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. John Walker Dr. Walker
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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Myth: skipping meals is good. Myth: i cannot help my diabetes. Myth: diabetes will kill me. ...See more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Have diabetes? You're not alone - over 25 million americans have diabetes. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Children with diabetes are not restricted in life, nor in professional choices in the future. ...See more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
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measure daily blood sugar
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eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
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daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
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What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

What is the way to recover from diabetes mellitus?

Behavior Change!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus 125 mg/dl

. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus  125 mg/dl

High sugar: 125mg/dl is most likely your serum glucose. This level is elevated and can be caused by diabetes. The level is not very high and could be caused by medication or other problems. The doc who ordered the test can help you sort it out ...Read more

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Diabetes mellitus (Tip)

Myth - eating too much sugar causes diabetes. Not true for type 1, the kind most kids have. ...See more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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