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Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating  looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Lantus (insulin glargine) dose: Hi. I applaud you for your healthy lifestyle and dedication to tight diabetes control. Finding the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose can be trickier than people think, especially for an active type 1. I was on Lantus (insulin glargine) for about 6 years before going on CGM in 2006. CGM is THE perfect way to find the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose, but not everyone uses CGM yet. Do you? My guess is no, or you'd have dialed in the right Lant dose ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Yes, and better: The continuous glucose monitoring systems represent a tremendous advance in the ability for Insulin controlled diabetics. Although they still need to check a few times a day to calibrate the meter, the continuous monitoring allows the system to anticipate trends, such as falling glucose levels and adjust the pump rate accordingly. With attention to diet and good training, the system is much safer. ...Read more

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Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Metabolic syndrome: I am not sure why you are on a calcium channel blocker, but ace inhibitors are first line in diabetes with hypertension. Metabolic syndrome is a problem of obesity, high bp, high blood lipids and poor sugar control. The best approach to this is to eliminate refined foods from the diet. Eat a quart of vegetables daily. Omega 3 oils, magnesium, Alpha lipoic acid and aerobics are very helpful. ...Read more

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Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

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Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Insulin: If you have type 1 diabetes, you need insulin, which can be from injections or the pump that is placed inside you. Type 2 diabetes is from Insulin resistance and can be treated with oral medication and as that fails, you will need diabetes. The pump is an option, pancreatic transplants in certain candidates is another option. ...Read more

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Humalog (insulin lispro) A1c control with stable blood sugar low 5's, what does this mean?

Humalog (insulin lispro) A1c control with stable blood sugar low 5's, what does this mean?

Really hard: Hi. It's really hard to decipher what you're saying/asking. Is your A1c in the low 5s? Are you on Humalog (insulin lispro)? Humalog (insulin lispro) is essentially NEVER used as mono-therapy to treat diabetes. A1c in the low 5s would suggest your averaging a BG right around 100, and you would be at VERY high risk of hypoglycemia. You say stable blood sugar - good. But I'm doing a lot of guessing. Be safe, and good luck! ...Read more

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Is stivia good for diabetics (insulin dependent)?

Is stivia good for diabetics (insulin dependent)?

Stivia: Stivia is fine.Are you sure you are "diabetic". A person who does not make insulin is a diabetic - type 1 diabetes. A person who makes insulin but not enough, has type 2 diabetes but hat does not make you a diabetic. Why do I say this? Because your goal is to work hard at getting rid of your diabetes. It may never happen but you should work very hard at achieving it. See a dietitian. ...Read more

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A diet plan for diabetic?

A diet plan for diabetic?

Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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Diabetic.Age 29. I've controlled bs to avg 90, exercise regularly, eat healthy, take meds. If this continues will there be any diabetic complications?

Diabetic.Age 29. I've controlled bs to avg 90, exercise regularly, eat healthy, take meds. If this continues will there be any diabetic complications?

Chances reduced: Your good control of the diabetes and compliance with diet, exercise, and medications all reduce your chances of complications, but do not completely eliminate the chances. Hopefully you are treating other factors such as smoking, blood pressure, and lipids, as these in combination with diabetes can make things worse. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic Atkins diet on metformin and byetta for about 2 yrs. Bs high after exercise. Stopped exercising and bs better. Should i exercise.

Type 2 diabetic Atkins diet on metformin and byetta for about 2 yrs.  Bs high after exercise. Stopped exercising and bs better. Should i exercise.

Continue exercise: Typically exercise results in lower blood sugars. If sugars are high to start, they can sometimes go higher with exercise. Sometimes exercising in the morning causes sugars to rise, but doing the same exercise in the afternoon or evening causes it to drop. The benefits of exercise outweigh any temporary effect on your blood sugar, so i would continue it. ...Read more

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Any side effect to inject victoza (liraglutide) flexpen prefill 18mg subcutaneously sc 0.6mg?Are its for control diabetic and do weight loss? My blood glucose 127.

Any side effect to inject victoza (liraglutide) flexpen prefill 18mg subcutaneously sc 0.6mg?Are its for control diabetic and do weight loss? My blood glucose 127.

Side effects: Main side effect for victoza (liraglutide) is nausea, that's why you were started on 0.6 mg. Eventually, your doctor will ask you to go to 1.2 mg and 1.8 mg daily if tolerated. It's a good drug that does not cause low blood sugar. ...Read more

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For diabetes blood glucose at 500 why wouldn't insulin work?

For diabetes blood glucose at 500 why wouldn't insulin work?

Reevaluate: Either you need to go up on the dose, add another type of insulin, switch to a different type of Insulin or work on your injecting techniques...See your doctor to discuss all of this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Sorry!: Sorry. Hypoglyciemia is very uncommon in people without diabetes. Meters are not accurate and do not confirm the diagnosis nor are ogts. Ask your doctor to allow you to wear a continous glucose sensor-ipro for 3 days. ...Read more

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Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise. ....A1c 9.7 please help!

Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise.    ....A1c 9.7     please help!

Your endocrinologist: Needs to adjust/ increase the dose of your medicine esp Insulin to attain good control of your sugar reflected in your a1c (ideally in the 6 or 7 range). A good diet & exercise regimen would help as well. Increase your water intake to maintain good kidney function. Annual or periodic ekg is a must have your annual eye check , lipid and kidney function monitored closely .Take care & god bless u! ...Read more

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Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise. ....A1c 9.7 please help!

High Hb a1c: You need to go to an endocrinologist (e) to see if your diet needs to be changed. The regimen of medicines you take to control your diabetes is clearly not working and this may be due to inadequate dosing or ingesting too many carbohydrates. If you reduce your bmi, there is a chance to control your glucose better. Get your glucose under control to avoid harmful complications of diabetes, see an e. ...Read more

Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Insulin Pump (Definition)

Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more


Dr. Vikram Patel
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Diabetic Diet (Definition)

Healthy diabetic eating includes limiting foods that are high in sugar eating smaller portions, spread out over the day being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day eating less fat limiting your use of ...Read more