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Sterility/ hygiene: How well is your diabetes controlled? How sterile is the tattoo parlor's equipment? Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae. It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Any part: As long as the equipment is properly maintained, sterilized and operated. ...Read more
Not a good idea.: In people with diabetes, the legs, especially the lower legs and feet are at high risk for small vessel circulation problems that means that they are more likely to get an infection and to have trouble clearing any infection that may develop. This is true even if the diabetes is under good control. ...Read more
Is it ok to make my eyebrows tattoo or implant eyebrows if I have diabetes type 2&hba1c 7 or it is better not to do that?
Better not: Tattoos are form of self-mutilation. It is bad enough for people in good health. You risk infection by having tattoos. Also your taste may change and you may regret having a permanent make up that you may not be fond of. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. Best thing he can do is keep his weight normal, remains active, see his doc for regular check ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pattern of sugar.: Diabetes is incredibly variable, BUT it is managed by getting the sugar IN and the medications treating it in synchrony. If that is when her sugar would go low then it is a good time. If sugar is low in the night or earlier, then it is not a good time. Mostly, people dont have low sugar and smaller amounts of calories in are helpful and ONE meal at 11 is less than two (8 and noon). ...Read more
Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?
Absolutely: ?95% of dm is type ii, aka Insulin resistance, & this commonly progresses over 20-40 years before reaching hba1c 6.5%, ada level for DX dm. As long as the pancreas beta cells can keep ? insulin+amylin release enough to keep glucose below this level, then ?6.5%. Yet optimal health, from human research: hba1c 5.0%. ? steroids, internal or external, always ? Insulin resistance, even for just a day. ...Read more
Is there a safe cholesterol lowering drug that isnt a risk for diabetes, I'm a 55 y/o woman and scared i can get the disease from the meds! Advice?
Need more info: It is not feasible to make a suggestion, without knowing more about your health. Drugs may not be needed to lower cholesterol, if you can make the requisite life style changes. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20181958 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you urine is positive for glucose, it means that your blood sugar is atleast 180 mg. Which suggest that you are likely diabetic. Your doctor will need confirm with your fasting blood sugar and will need to order more labs and educate and manage your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if my 22 m/o urinates to much? He drinks a lot!!! He's still in diapers so it's hard to tell. Worried about juvenile diabetes. FH type 2
Doubt it: I have seen type 1 in a kid that young, but type 2 is not seen at this age. Most of these kids are habit drinkers, with very dilute urine because you fill up the biggest cup possible because they ask so much. If diabetic, a dab of their urine on your tongue should taste sweet.(the way they found it in the 19th century).Babies doc can do a simple urine test for sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My13yr daughter just got discharged from hospital diagnosis w/new onset diabetes.Today she has been c/o that she has trouble seeing up close.Any reasons why?
No cure: There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent european research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent. ...Read more