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Diabetes Type 2 Meds 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
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
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?
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
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
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
varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Diabetes: Not possible, with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›