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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Risks (Overview)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Multiple, severe.: Macrosomia (large baby), shoulder dystocia +/- brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia/jaundice/cardiomyopathy can all occur with gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm). The mother is also at risk for persistent post-pregnancy dm, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic and has positive family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Diabetes Risks (Overview)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Help them understand what is diabetes early in life. ...See more

Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Checklist)

Follow all the recommendations of your doctor
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Dr. Mary p Marshall
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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I want to know about vitamins and minerals that can help me to counter the adverse effects (diabetes risk) of aripiprazole 15 mg. I'm doing excercise

Dr. Mary p Marshall
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
33 years in practice
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I want to know about vitamins and minerals that can help me to counter the adverse effects (diabetes risk) of aripiprazole 15 mg.  I'm doing excercise

Preventative diet.: Evidence for vitamins and minerals reducing diabetes risks evidence is not strong. A better bet is to adapt a preventative diet to lower risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Dr. Soren Singel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Hyperglycemia: Diabetes increases the sugar levels in the blood (hyperglycemia) which increases the risk of atherosclerosis and also causing toxic effects on small vessels). Hyperglycemia also increases blood viscosity. When adult onset diabetes occurs related to obesity, there are obesity associated risks as well including changes in blood lipid profiles, hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Many state juvenile diabetes associations sponsor summer camps....Go to one and meet other with dz. ...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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Dr. Amy Reed
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Dr. Amy Reed
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Infection and PVD: Uncobtrolled diabetes can lead to increasing numbers of infections and sores on the feet. Diabetes also causes the arteries that give blood to the feet, to become illed with plaque, leading to decreased circulation to heal ores or ulcers on the feet which can lead to amputation. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Dr. Christopher Guzik
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell ...Read more


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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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