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Latest on ginger (zingiber officinalis) concerning diabetes (diabetes - 1), insulin dependant.?

Latest on ginger (zingiber officinalis) concerning diabetes (diabetes - 1), insulin dependant.?

Antinausea effects: Mild effect of stimulating peristalsis and decreasing nausea. It has minimal place in any standard therapy for any form of diabetes. ...Read more

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Could a diabetic patient (type 2) eat jujube fruit ?

Could a diabetic patient (type 2) eat jujube fruit ?

Not advised: Diabetics need to review the sugar content of different fruit. Be careful with fruit with fewer than 10 grams of sugar content per hectogram eg. watermelon, melon , lemon, grape, (ADA has lists). Limit fruit with 11-20 grams of sugar like banana, pomegranate, orange, apple pear. Avoid fruit with 20 grams of sugar liked jujube, raisons. The American Diabetes Association is a good start. ...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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Diabetes type 2 using insulin 40unit. Sugar high to 458 . Is that to much.?

Diabetes type 2 using insulin 40unit. Sugar high to 458 . Is that to much.?

Yes: Your sugars are not optimal, they should be not more than 120. You need to see your doc to adjust the Insulin dose as well as modify your diet. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level is 6.2 fasting.Up to 7 .1 after meal (2hrs) Have Graves' disease.Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level is 6.2 fasting.Up to 7 .1 after meal (2hrs) Have Graves' disease.Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Confusing question: The standard reporting of blood sugar results are in mg/dl.Your stated values are obviously in some other system because that level is incompatible with alertness/ life. Type 1 DM is due to loss of insulin production capability.It could happen at any age, but rarely does in older adults.When it does, the patient can lose 10 lb/week while eating almost continuously. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant needed. Confused about plasma exchange?

Kidney transplant needed. Confused about plasma exchange?

Removes antibodies: Plasma exchange or plasmapheresis is designed to remove antibodies (proteins) from the plasma fraction of the blood, which is then replaced with other plasma or albumin. It is done when the recipient has antibodies targeting the hla antigens in the donor. It may be done before or after the transplant; and is useful to prevent or treat rejections. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction?  Why?

No: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...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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A friend is an Asian 54yrs,224 lbs,diabetic under oral meds.Albumin 34,cretanine 1.2 & blood urea 27.Are the figures any indication of kidney disease.

A friend is an Asian 54yrs,224 lbs,diabetic under oral meds.Albumin 34,cretanine 1.2 & blood urea 27.Are the figures any indication of kidney disease.

Labs only part of it: Given that your relative is 224 pounds, I'm suspicious that he is overweight. The creatinine value -Cr depends on muscle mass, so it would be helpful to get an estimation of that. There are calculations that can be done using Cr & body weight that will give an estimate of kidney function. I think your relatives numbers are OK but recc lose weight, make sure blood pressure is OK & follow up with MD ...Read more

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Type 2diabetes, 2 emergency cs, high bmi, adhesions from 2nd section, type 2 diabetes, high np high chol. If lost weight would another pg b safe?

Type 2diabetes, 2 emergency cs, high bmi, adhesions from 2nd section, type 2 diabetes,  high np high chol. If lost weight would another pg b safe?

Yes much safer: Than what went through, eat the correct good health diet in moderation , ( cut the calaries ) regular excercises and work outs , you will loose weight , bmi will come to expected normal , you feel better , and finally yur oregnacy will be safer, speak to your doctor to put yu on a progarme. ...Read more

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Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?

Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings  fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?

Prediabetes.: Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read more

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My mom has high blood pressure, Uric acid, diabetes 2 use Insulin, creatine urine, angina, cholesterol she 5.4 160 pounds. Diet veg plan,  how to control Uric...

My mom has high blood pressure, Uric acid, diabetes 2 use Insulin, creatine urine, angina, cholesterol she 5.4 160 pounds. Diet veg plan,  how to control Uric...

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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I'm healthy & fit, have Graves D. Sugar levels above normal & may be pre-diabetic. Can adults get type 1 auto-immune diabetes? If so, how quickly? Thx

I'm healthy & fit, have Graves D. Sugar levels above normal & may be pre-diabetic. Can adults get type 1 auto-immune diabetes? If so, how quickly? Thx

Yes...: Type 1 dm is now well estab to occur in adults & is an autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta(insulin producing )cells. It is more common in people with other autoimmune dz's. But type 2 DM is still more common in adults, even with other autoimmune dz's & Grave's can ??sugars. Can ??for antibodies. Prog in adults gen slower than child. Can take yrs. May always make some insulin.ca ...Read more