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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

Renal glycosuria..: Implies a disorder where kidney leaks glucose into urine , even though blood sugar levels normal diabetes not well controlled leak sugar into urine when blood sugar > 220 or so. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?

I am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?

Unlikely.: Most long-term studies have not demonstrated any increased risk for the diseases that you mentioned. Eswl has been used extensively worldwide for over 25 years without report of adverse events. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

Life expectancy CHF: Too little information to create a meaningful answer... Depends upon cause and severity of chf, dialysis? Control of diabetes? Peripheral vascular disease? Active smoker? Etc... ...Read more

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication. Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Splenda and RF: I've looked at sources that i consider reliable and can find nothing that says you should avoid splenda under your circumstances. I would, however, suggest that you discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the lab tests to be done to identify the renal function in early stages of chronic diabetes?

What are the lab tests to be done to identify the renal function in early stages of chronic diabetes?

Tests: Here is an article on what tests are useful: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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What tests can cousin do to know if his serum cretanine that came 1.4 is due to renal insufficiency caused by diabetes.Takes meds for last 15 yrs.

What tests can cousin do to know if his serum cretanine that came 1.4 is due to renal insufficiency caused by diabetes.Takes meds for last 15 yrs.

Blood test: There is no single test that can show that, but a combination of blood and urine tests and maybe a radiological exam, if needed, of the kidneys can show this. The most likely reason is combination of diabetes and hypertension if he has this. ...Read more

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How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

2 different things: For reasons we don't understand, sometimes the kidneys may allow some glucose to slip out into the urine even when the blood level of glucose is normal. This can be detected by a urine dipstick test. In diabetes, the blood level of glucose will be high. In some diabetics, the blood glucose gets so high that the sugar spills over into the urine also. ...Read more

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