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Iam always getting hungry, few hours after eating, recently I was diagonised with diabetis, and iam taking medication. What really causes this?
Inuslin or oral: Depends on type of diabetes. For juvenile or type I diabetes human Insulin is the best to start. If adult onset or type ii starting with oral agents Glyburide or Glipizide as first step, followed by the addtion of metformin if no control. Diet and exercise are an important component of therapy. And then there are some new agents that can be added or used if the older agents are unsuccessful. ...Read more
Many: If you have type 1 diabetes, the treatment is insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, the options are oral anti-diabetic agents plus/minus insulin. Aside from diabetes treatment, you will also need to make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal...Which might require more pills. ...Read more
Should I be on medication with my nombers for diabetes tinkering between 5.6- 6.5 with a history of the disease in the family.?
In general anytime: There are many times of diabetic medications and it does not matter when you eat, however, there are medications known as sulfonaureals that require that you eat almost immediately after taking the medication or your sugar will drop to low. I'm assuming of course that you are not talking about insulun where you have to eat almost immediatly with short acting insulins. ...Read more
Dangerous!!!: When a diabetic stops taking their medications they are essentially putting their life on the line. Depending on how far advanced their diabetes is will dictate the events that occur in the future. They could have heart failure, heart attacks, kidney failure and less severe things like blindness or lose their legs. Not a good idea! ...Read more
Diabetes: The answer depends on how high your blood sugar readings have been. The best place to start is to eat a diabetic - low carbohydrate diet and get a proper amount of exercise. Medications are used as an adjunct to diet and exercise modification. There are many good oral antihyperglycemic agents. Metformin is a common medication that may be an option for you. ...Read more
Med expiration: Yes, but I wouldn't take it past 12/31/12. ...Read more
Non-insulin injectio: New injectables are available. Some side effects are weight loss. Here is link http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/diabetes_mellitus/hic_non-insulin_injectable_medications. Aspx. ...Read more
Too many unknowns: Herbal supplements are one of the non-scientific products sold to people all over the stores, the internet, and the world. It is untested and unproven what a brand, an ingredient, or an amount will do inside a particular person's body. If the herb seems to help, looks harmless, and is inexpensive, then it might be ok to try. Finding true research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more
I am a type II diabetic I have been off medication for almost 3 years and I will like to know does diabetes ever go away?
Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of the beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Since Insulin is necessary to get glucose into all the cells in your body the only treatment is injecting insulin. Usually 2 types of insulin, long acting and short acting. There are no pills to treat type 1 diabetes. ...Read more
Probably not: Steroids might worsen diabetes, and inhaled steroids are sometimes used for asthma. It's possible that if you are prescribed inhaled steroids for your asthma, that it would worsen blood sugars and glycemic control, but more commonly fast acting inhalers (like albuterol) are used before exercise to control diabetes and these should not worsen diabetes. ...Read more
Different ones: You may get by w/out meds, if you are able to control it with diet and exercise that lead to weight loss. If not, there is an array of meds used. Most commonly used are metformin, a class called sulfonureas (glipizide, Glyburide etc.), Actos (thiozalidinediones), dpp-4 inhibitors (januvia, janumet, Onglyza (saxagliptin) etc.), Acarbose (alpha-glucosidase inhibitors) etc. ...Read more
we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more
Steroids: Taking steroids (eg. Prednisone) will certainly bring on diabetes in susceptible people. Inhaled steroids will not. The stress of a chronic disease can also raise blood sugar. Otherwise, metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertension, family history, abnormal blood lipids, Insulin resistance) are all risk factors for diabetes, and are often found in asthmatics. ...Read more
Cannot be answered: God only knows the answer to that question. This is so dependent upon so many things. Most people would not even need medication who have type 2 if they would achieve normal weight, exercise properly, and eat a balanced diet without overeating. We love life so much, we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more
Unfortunately: Unfortunately, there is no cure. Medications offer the best chance to reduce the pain. ...Read more
Won't hurt: But no data that it helps anything ...Read more
Manage, yes: Likely you can manage pre-diabetes if sufficient lifestyle changes are made (with 7-10% weight loss)...But if you have some degree of pancreatic dysfunction on top of Insulin resistance due to excess weight, the pancreatic function doesn't go back to normal...So lifelong healthy lifestyle changes are necessary to slow progression. ...Read more
Thiazolidinediones: The tzds (rosiglitazone = avandia, and pioglitazone = actos) are used to lower Insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes. They have also shown to have a higher risk of small bone fractures in post-menopausal women, not men. Also listed in the package inserts of these drugs are 'ovulation' as potential side effects because these drugs can restore more regular ovulation in women with pcos. ...Read more