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Diet Treatment Of Diabetes
My dad can't exercise because of his disk but needs to so that he can get the disk treatment and help diabetes. What alternative method is there?
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Yes, Regarding Type2: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 2 a few bucks: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. This platform is just a couple of dollars. walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends on the type of diabetes you have, type i vs type ii, also on how advance you daibetes is, that is do you have complactions of diabetes already such as renal failure, diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy ect... Sometimes diet and exercise alone can keep your diabetes under control, there are a wide range of diabetic treatments available, you and your doctor should discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dramatically : The treatment options of diabetes have changed dramatically in the us. Metformin was approved for use in the mid 1990's and since then 9 more classes of diabetes medications have been added as treatment options including a new class just approved in 4/2013. Prior to metformin we had just Insulin and one class of oral medication (sulfonylureas). Many new insulins have been added since then as well. ...Read more
Options: If you are a type 1 diabetic, the treatment is insulin. If you are type 2 diabetic, the first drug to start on (if you have no contraindications) is metformin. If it is still not controlling your diabetes, then addition of other meds or Insulin might be needed. When choosing the Next Choice after metformin, choose agents that don't cause weight gain. Diet/exercise is needed for both diabetes type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Answered Many Times: Diabetes mellitus is elevated glucose, defined by ada as hba1c ?6.5%, optimal ?5.0%. Thus cut all food carbs/sugars, the primary driver of ?glucose, exercise (triggers burning sugar & fat), reduce body fat (sugar from food stored as fat). For type ii, add glp-1 analogue slowly (victoza (liraglutide) has best track record), consider metformin. Most other dm meds lower but advance dm & problems, thus avoid. ...Read more
What is the most promising treatment for diabetes that will come on the market in the near future?
Artificial pancreas: With regards to type i diabetes (and all forms of insulin-dependent diabetes), the artifical pancrease (pancrelipase) "so called closed loop system" will become the most revolutionary intervention ever since Insulin was discovered back in 1922. For those who are recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, incretins (glp-1 agonoists) are showing promising results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer