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Is diabetis curable?

Is diabetis curable?

No: Diabetes is not cure able but it is completely treatable. But it takes lifestyle modification. Some of it drastic. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

Protein in urine: If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy curable?

Is diabetic retinopathy curable?

Diabetic retinopathy: In susceptible diabetics, prolonged poor control leads to weakening of the outer walls of vessels in the retina leading to outpouching (microaneurysms), leaks, scarring, and vascular occlusion leading to ischemia. Ischemia sends out a signal (vegf) causing the growth of new vessels (neovascularization) which leak, and can lead to retinal detachment and proliferation. It is treatable - hurry. ...Read more

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Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90,is dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90,is dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Based on: The American Diabetes Association criteria, that's a normal fasting blood sugar but a prediabetes range of hbA1c. Neither are close to a diabetes range diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diabetic retinopathy, curable?

Diabetic retinopathy, curable?

Treatable!!: Tremendous advances in therapies for this issue, all dictated by extent of changes. Critical you are under care of retinal specialist to counsel you on best treatment protocols. ...Read more

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Hi is gout heriditary?

Hi is gout heriditary?

Partially. : A tendency toward gout can be inherited. The development of gout is also influenced by diet, weight, and other factors. ...Read more

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27old.I suspct ihav diabetes as havin recurrnt vaginalyeast infctns.But don't hav typical diabetes symptms lik xtrme thirst/hunger.Do i stil hav diabet?

27old.I suspct ihav diabetes as havin recurrnt vaginalyeast infctns.But don't hav typical diabetes symptms lik xtrme thirst/hunger.Do i stil hav diabet?

Not sure: The risk of you having diabetes is low but the only way to know is to get a blood test to check. Some people with diabetes might have no symptoms and most people with vaginal infection do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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My blood sugar fasting is135 am I diabetic?

My blood sugar fasting is135 am I diabetic?

Maybe: You need two positive tests to give you a diagnosis. A fasting blood sugar over 126 is one positive test. You need another one to confirm, either repeat another fasting blood sugar (through blood draw), or measure a hba1c which is a blood test that does not require fasting, or do an oral glucose tolerance test which is more cumbersome and is more time consuming. ...Read more

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My fasting blood suger is 107.i m 34weeks pregnant.am i diabetic?i m worried about my condition

My fasting blood suger is 107.i m 34weeks pregnant.am i diabetic?i m worried about my condition

High sugar: A fasting sugar of 107 is high. You should have had a 3 hr glucose tolerance test at 27-28 weeks. If not, you need one now, as you may have "gestational diabetes". This is related to the pregnancy and will likely resolve after you deliver. However, it is important to control your sugar during pregnancy for the health of the baby. ...Read more

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Is diabetes curable?

Is diabetes curable?

Possibly : Scientific community, while acknowledge the benefits of exercises and healthy lifestyle in treating diabetes, differ when it comes to the claims of permanently curing disease.Physicians and surgeons are studying pancreatic transplant in patients with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, but with a functioning kidney. Islet cell transplant from pancreas of deceased to live patient another possibility. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy treatable?

Is diabetic retinopathy treatable?

Yes: Diabetic retinopathy is very treatable with laser, steroids, and a new class of medicines called vegf inhibitors. The specific treatment needed depends on the type and extent of the retinopathy. The most important thing is that early treatment always gives the best results. Diabetics need to be monitored at least every year to evaluate for any retinopathy. ...Read more

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Sir polyarthrits is curable?

Sir polyarthrits is curable?

Some are - want more: Polyarthritis is inflammation in many (poly) joints. Classically this is rheumatoid arthritis but can be many types: psoriatic arthritis , lupus, viral infection, bacterial infection, etc. Most are controllable but many types of polyarthrtiis are not curable, but bacterial is. We are working to cure rheumatoid arthritis at the american college of rheumatology through the ref research. ...Read more

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What is diabeta (glyburide)?

What is diabeta (glyburide)?

Diabetes pill.: Diabeta is a brand of the medication glyburide. It is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is available as generic Glyburide (lower in cost). It may not be the safest of this class, known as sulfonylurea medications, however (concerns about hypoglycemia in patients with kidney disease and heart effects in patients with heart disease). ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Please go to the nearest place that has thousands of books and have them take you to the many books about diabetes. If your reading makes you concerned about diabetes please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well -- keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High glucose: see this link: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html HgbA1c>6.5 is commonly used these days to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more