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Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

HbA1C: HbA1C levels of 6.2 and 6.0 with normal fasting blood sugar and low 2 hour postprandial blood sugar suggest an increased risk for diabetes. These numbers are not diagnostic of 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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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 pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

For BP control: Polyuria in diabetics is due to poorly controlled blood glucose. Diuretics such as Furosemide help remove excess salt and water and control hypertension. In order to improve your polyuria you will need strict control of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is juicing safe for a diabetic diet? I am t2 insulin diabetic. I'm 54 years old. Diabetic since 1998. Thank you.

Is juicing safe for a diabetic diet? I am t2 insulin diabetic. I'm 54 years old. Diabetic since 1998. Thank you.

There is NO: Benefit to juicing for any medical problem known to mankind. It only benefits the makers of the juicer. Juices contain lots of sugar and calories, and calories aggravate blood sugar and diabetes. Why would you want to do that? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Listen to your diabetes medical team instead. ...Read more

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A1c 5.7 glucose 120 insulin 122.1 , do I need any meds, am i diabetic or pre diabetic. Family history type 1 diabetes.

A1c 5.7  glucose 120   insulin 122.1  ,  do I need any meds,  am i diabetic or pre diabetic.  Family history type 1 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes: Impaired faisting glucose is used to describe fasting glucose btw 100 and 125. Your Insulin level is also quite high suggesting that your body does not respond to Insulin normall (insulin resistance). Losing weight will help your body improve its responsiveness to Insulin and keep sugars in a normal range. Many people w/ Insulin resistance do well w/ diet with minimal sugar & white flour. ...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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Is diabetes type II diabetes curable?

Is diabetes type II diabetes curable?

Yes and No.: Diabetes is genetic. We can treat the disease and then management will take care of the rest. Proper diet, exercise, management of stress all play a role. The younger you are and healthier you keep your ideal weight for age and height, the better chances you have to become "diet" regulated versus "medicine" regulated. Talk with your primary doc or meet with an endocrinologist. ...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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Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more

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My dad s diabetic. .. Evn i ll b diabetic? ?

My dad s diabetic. .. Evn i ll b  diabetic? ?

High Chance: Diabetes has a strong genetic component and tends to run in families. If your father has type i diabetes, your risk is 1 in 17 if he has type ii your risk is 1 in 7-13. Development of diabetes type ii can be delayed with lifestyle modifications, so don't loose heart. ...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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Is s-amlodipine suitable for diabetic nefropathy ?

Is s-amlodipine  suitable for diabetic nefropathy ?

Neutral: It will neither hurt nor fix your diabetic nephropathy. It's a decent BP lowering med though, which is important for preserving renal function. ...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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72 yr old male, with diabetes and hbp... Kidney funct. Normal, elev. Microalbumin and microalb. Creatinine, high hemoglobin a1c. Do I have kidney dis?

72 yr old male, with diabetes and hbp... Kidney funct. Normal, elev. Microalbumin and microalb. Creatinine, high hemoglobin a1c. Do I have kidney dis?

Yes: By definition, if your creatinine is elevated, you have kidney disease. When we calculate your kidney fucntion, we take into consideration your weight and age. An elevated hb a1c suggests poor blood sugar control. Although it is not directly related to kidney function poor glycemic control, a persistently elevated a1c may contribute to a decline in renal function. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has type2 diabetes(controlled-pills)high bloodpressure(controlled-pills)and high cholesterol(nt controlled)how do I cook, help!

My husband has type2 diabetes(controlled-pills)high bloodpressure(controlled-pills)and high cholesterol(nt controlled)how do I cook, help!

Call Doc: These days we can refer you to a nutritionist or a diabetic educator. They will spend time reviewing your family's nutritional needs and guide you on how to prepare healthy meals. Meanwhile go to the american diabetes association website. They have many links for cooking. Good luck! ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is 118. Am I diabetic?

My fasting glucose is 118. Am I diabetic?

Impaired : Fasting blood sugars between 100-125 mg/dl are considered in the pre-diabetes phase. Incorporating lifestyle changes to include a healthy diet, exercise, and quality sleep may help you to not develop diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but these are of low quality. Diabecon has not gone through fda monitoring, and could be dangerous or contaminated. Some 'natural' products have been found to cause serious injury:(http://online.Liebertpub.Com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1998.4.1-9. ...Read more

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Blood reading 7.7 am i diabetic ?

Blood reading 7.7  am i diabetic ?

A1C ?: If the 7.7 blood reading is referring to a hemoglobin a1c. This test represents the percentage of of oxidized hemoglobin and can be correlated with the average blood glucose over the previous three months. For example, the normal a1c is approximately 5.5%, if the blood glucose is elevated, as in diabetes, a higher proportion of hemoglobin will be oxidized. Over 6.5 suggest diabetes. ...Read more

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A1c5.8;was 5.7 about 5 years ago&was never told pre diabetes;non fasting glucose 104;hypothyroid tsh high@8.31;t4-1.6 with high normal 1.7;concerning?

A1c5.8;was 5.7 about 5 years ago&was never told pre diabetes;non fasting glucose 104;hypothyroid tsh high@8.31;t4-1.6 with high normal 1.7;concerning?

Hypothyroid: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your A1c result is not abnormal and is not pre-diabetes level. However you are hypothyroid and should consult your doctor for replacement medication. ...Read more

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