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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
A1c5.8;was 5.7 about 5 years ago&was never told pre diabetes;non fasting glucose 104;hypothyroid tsh firstname.lastname@example.org;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