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Doctor insights on: Diabetic Dermopathy Treatment

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How long does diabetic dermopathy usually last in type 1 diabetics?

How long does diabetic dermopathy usually last in type 1 diabetics?

Possilbly lifelong.: Once it develops it may not go away. One will need to improve the control of the diabetes to help the skin. some persons get this with good control although this is not common. Best wishes with your control See your endocrine doc for further advice. ...Read more

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I have spots that look like 'diabetic dermopathy;' if my blood sugars are normal fasting and after meals, what else can it be?

I have spots that look like 'diabetic dermopathy;' if my blood sugars are normal fasting and after meals, what else can it be?

Could still be DD: The classic differential diagnosis of diabetic dermopathy (sometimes only separable by biopsy) is granuloma annulare and the rash associated with rheumatoid arthritis. But it could still be diabetic dermopathy, even if you don't have diabetes. (some believe such eruptions are a harbinger of future diabetes.) you'll need a dermatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What will be the future treatment for diabetes?

What will be the future treatment for diabetes?

Many new drug: Classes being evaluated will be able to control diabetes very well , along with current meds, without risk of weight gain or low blood sugar for type 1 diabetes, 'artificial pancreas' coming sooner than later. ...Read more

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I want to know about the latest treatment for diabetes?

I want to know about the latest treatment for diabetes?

Too general: Type 1 or 2? Do you have diabetes? - ask your diabetologist not the latest treatment, but the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment for diabetes that is best?

Options: If you are a type 1 diabetic, the treatment is insulin. If you are type 2 diabetic, the first drug to start on (if you have no contraindications) is metformin. If it is still not controlling your diabetes, then addition of other meds or Insulin might be needed. When choosing the Next Choice after metformin, choose agents that don't cause weight gain. Diet/exercise is needed for both diabetes type. ...Read more

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What about glcovance 5/500 mg in treatment of diabetes?

What about glcovance 5/500 mg in treatment of  diabetes?

Glucovance (glyburide and metformin): Is excellent. Can have low glucose with it. Diet content and timing is essential. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

Insulin: Juvenile diabetes is now called type 1 diabetes, an important distinction as more and more teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now. Type 1 diabetes is due to the immune system making antibodies that attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, so a person has no or very little insulin. Insulin is the core treatment for type 1 diabetes. ...Read more