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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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It have diabetes type 2 what could happen if I stop taking my medication?

It have diabetes type 2 what could happen if I stop taking my medication?

Complications unless: This depends on how bad your diabetes is & what other measures you are using to control it. If you stop your meds your sugars will likely go higher & over time this leads to increased risk of serious complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure & early death. However, it is often possible to control diabetes with diet, exercise & supplements. Why do you want to stop? See comment:. ...Read more

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What medications are used for someone who has poor circulation due to diabetes type 2?

What medications are used for someone who has poor circulation due to diabetes type 2?

Several: Treatment of poor circulation depends on the symptoms and stage of disease. Medically these patients should be on antiplatelets like aspirin, statins to lower bad cholesterol like Lipitor (atorvastatin), some medications to help with walking but don't affect the blockage like pletal. Must have tight sugar control. In advanced stages stenting or bypass surgeries are needed. ...Read more

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My dad has diabetes type 2 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?

My dad has diabetes type 2 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?

Long life possible: Your father has conditions which poses serious risks to his life but modern medicine has much to offer and he can do a lot to help himself. Losing weight and controlling both diabetes and hypertension are at least in part within his own control. ...Read more

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What other meds could I take for diabetes type 2 besides going on insulin?

What other meds could I take for diabetes type 2 besides going on insulin?

Many classes: There are different classes of drugs for type 2 diabetics. Some cannot be used if you have liver or kidney disease. None will work in type 1 dm. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sugar alone (from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone (from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes: Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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I have a diabetes type 2?

I have a diabetes type 2?

Type 2 diabetes: You do not give any information to which I or any other doctor can respond.

Please tell us more. ...Read more

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Is Okra good for diabetes type 2?

Is Okra good for diabetes type 2?

OKRA AND DIABETES: Yes it has a low glycemic index and is beneficial to keeping blood sugar low as well as protecting the kidneys. ...Read more

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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Common symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue

if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early

and can check sugars before person gets these symtoms, in order to try to catch it early, especially in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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How do thin people get diabetes type 2?

How do thin people get diabetes type 2?

Usual way: Diabetes is caused by Insulin resistance and certain genetic factors. While the vast majority of diabetics are overweight, the abnormalities can occur in thin prople. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Many1: Polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (excessive thirst), polyphagia (excessive appetite). Elevated fasting blood sugar.- fatigue. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

Many Choices: We have many choices
1 diet, exercise and weight loss
2 oral antidaibetic drugs there are many to chose from different classes from metformin to onglyzza.
3byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydorian
4 insulin
varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Multiple: Frequent urination
unusual thirst
extreme hunger
unusual weight loss
extreme fatigue and irritability
frequent infections
blurred vision
cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

DM2: 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates
2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk
3. Medications under direction of your doctor
4. Regular blood sugars checks. ...Read more

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Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Yes: Yes you definitely can. The first step is accepting YOU are responsible for your health. Emerging mobile tools that integrate remote monitoring with gamification and diabetes prevention program content will help you stay on track. Three behaviors (water, veggie and fruit intake, activity level) and 3 NUMBERS (weight, blood pressure, blood sugar dictate your health. You can take control of them ...Read more

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Would it be feasible I have diabetes type 2?

Would it be feasible I have diabetes type 2?

Diabetes: Not sure what your symptoms are, but a medical evaluation by your pcp, with lab workup, will provide better answers. ...Read more

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How to control diabetes type 2 in my husband?

How to control diabetes type 2 in my husband?

Many things: Type 2 diabetes is difficult to manage and requires alot of discipline and hard work.
First you have to accept this reality. It's not going to be easy.

Second, focus on what's being put in his body.
It has to be a carbohydrate restricted diet.

If he's overweight, gotta start on the road to weight loss. It's a long road so be patient!

finally, work with your doctor for treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?

What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?

Many: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read more

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How can diabetes type 2 be removed completely?

How can diabetes type 2 be removed completely?

Change: The most effective way to reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 is to watch your diet, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. There is no guarantee that one can "remove"it completely. ...Read more

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How to control diabetes type 2 with medicine.?

How to control diabetes type 2 with medicine.?

Not enough: When someone with diabetes needs medication, then weight management, diet, exercise, and proper sleep are part of that prescription also. Depending on the physician, oral medication may be an option (often start w/insulin sensitizing agent), though occasionally insulin. When doing well with lifestyle change medication can sometimes be weaned. ...Read more

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What exactly is the effects of diabetes type 2?

What exactly is the effects of diabetes type 2?

See below: With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of Insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells, or doesn't produce enough Insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening.
More common in adults, type 2 diabetes increasingly affects children as childhood obesity increases. See your doctor if you're concerned! ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Diabetes Type 2?

What are some of the tests for Diabetes Type 2?

The tests for Diabetes Type 2 include:: C peptide, Electrocardiogram, Fasting blood sugar, Glucose tolerance, 2 spec. (75g), Hemoglobin A1c, Urinalysis, Blood sugar, Cholesterol test, Lipid panel. ...Read more

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I was tested for diabetes type 2, what to do now?

I was tested for diabetes type 2, what to do now?

If you have it...: Get treated

see your doctor for diet, ? Medications. ...Read more

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Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes? Type 2

Symptoms type2 dibet: Excessive thirst and hunger, passing lot of urine, blurred vision, tingling and pain in feet, hands and other parts of body, mood swings, slow healing of cuts and frequent infections. ...Read more

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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Family and Weight: For type 2 diabetes, the underlying cause is that cells do not respond normally to insulin. This "insulin resistance" has a strong genetic basis, so if someone has family members with type 2 diabetes, they are at higher risk. Being overweight or obese also increases one's risk, because the excess fat also causes Insulin resistance. Losing 20 pounds can significantly reduce the risk for diabetes. ...Read more