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Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

No: Type 2 diabetics who are Insulin dependent can be put on the pump as well. Dr kurzweil review: it is true that it may be possible, but unlikely. Type 2 diabetics should be controllable with good persistent medical care--nutritional, weight reduction, medication, exercise, if necessary a long-acting Insulin once daily, perhaps added short acting. A clinical expert endocrinologist could rx c pump. ...Read more

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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Insulin Pump (Definition)

Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more


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When after being diagnosed with diabetes do you have to wait to get an insulin pump?

When after being diagnosed with diabetes do you have to wait to get an insulin pump?

Depends: There is not set time for getting an Insulin pump. It can be started at anytime during the course of diabetes if you and your doctor deem it appropriate. ...Read more

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Why do scientists believe oral insulin may help to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?

Why do scientists believe oral insulin may help to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?

We don't know why: The research done in sweden showed a delay in the onset of type 1 diabetes in patients with Insulin autoantibodies given oral Insulin crystals daily for several years, but who weren't diabetic yet. The finding was unexpected, researchers were looking to prevent it altogether which it didn't. See http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2012/09/120919083412.Htm. ...Read more

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What causes insulin resistance in a non-diabetic person? Can it be cured? Anything important i need to know?

What causes insulin resistance in a non-diabetic person? Can it be cured? Anything important i need to know?

Age, family history : And 70-90% of the influence is weight gain. You are commonly resistant for 5-15 years before resulting in overt diabetes. It's a progression you can delay by diet and exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight if you have type 1 diabetes?

What should I do to shed weight if you have type 1 diabetes?

Same as anyone else: The same way anyone can, by eating less than you burn off with exercise. It's more difficult because you're on insulin, however. Talk w/your endocrinologist and your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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When do I need to administrate insulin in controlled diabetes?

When do I need to administrate insulin in controlled diabetes?

Seek doctors advice: She needs to ask her treating doctor. Insulin is added only if the blood sugar can not be easily controlled with the use of oral tablets. ...Read more

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How to get an inulien pump for type 1 diabetes?

How to get an inulien pump for type 1 diabetes?

Insulin pump: your dr determines from your diabetic control labs & bood sugar & your symptoms. your insurance has to approve. your doctor or surgeon would insert. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of type 1 diabetes?

What can you do to take care of type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more

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Want to know if people with type 1 diabetes are always thirsty. Do type 1 diabetics always have symptoms?

Want to know if people with type 1 diabetes are always thirsty. Do type 1 diabetics always have symptoms?

Depends: Stable type one diabetics are no more thirsty than anyone else.An undiagnosed dm1 may have a build up of blood sugar that sucks moisture out of the tissues into the urine and leaves the person drinking to keep up with rapid fluid loss. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use an omnipod if you have diabetes type 2?

Is it ok to use an omnipod if you have diabetes type 2?

Definitely: If you need insulin, you are a potential candidate for an omnipod. Talk w/your doctor or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if people with type 1 diabetes don't make insulin how come they get low blood sugar?

Could you tell me if people with type 1 diabetes don't make insulin how come they get low blood sugar?

Overtreatment: All type 1 dms are eventually dependent on externally injected Insulin for survival.It is a complex and fragile protine molecule that binds to glucose and carries it across cell walls so it can be used.The amount given is calculated to match the existing need, but may be in excess.The excess pulls glucose out of the blood into cells causing low blood sugar levels in the circulating blood. ...Read more

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What can be done to make friends understand type 1 diabetes?

What can be done to make friends understand type 1 diabetes?

Tell them...: You need Insulin to get sugar into cells for them to use for energy creation without it, cells starve, blood sugar rises in blood and makes you sick in many ways. Just like if you don't have iron, can't make blood cells, get anemia and side effectsaccrue from anemia, low blood cell count. ...Read more

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Being a type 1 diabetic, i want to know if there is any specific food item that i can consume more to increase my weight?

Being a type 1 diabetic, i want to know if there is any specific food item that i can consume more to increase my weight?

Protein,complex carb: Protein is an essential component of your diet, and if you are trying to gain weight, fat calories are a good way to put on weight without driving your bleed sugar out of control. Also, high fiber whole grains will help as well. So an egg salad sandwich mixed with mayo on a multigrain bred is a great mid-afternoon snack. Eat small meals frequently throughout day can also boost caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can you replace a pancreas when you have type one diabetes?

Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is usually only done when you are having another transplant, like a kidney. With any transplant, you have to take powerful anti-rejection drugs, and that causes complications. Even in the setting of combined pancreas/kidney transplant, the new pancreas does not always function well, and you may still need insulin. ...Read more

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Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?

Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?

Genetic contribution: there is great genetic contribution to type 1 than type 2 diabetes. of course people should work to manage type 2 diabetes, but it is not just a disease because of lifestyle. ...Read more

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Why do type 1 diabetic patients have to increase their hemoglobin a1c?

Why do type 1 diabetic patients have to increase their hemoglobin a1c?

A1c a control marker: A1c is a long term marker for glucose levels in the body. It will go up to higher levels when the blood sugar levels are above recomended levels and declines when you keep your sugars in a healthy range. Since the sugar level can go up or down dramaticly over less than hour, A1c is a better overall gage of long term control than your test diary (& you can't fudge the value). ...Read more

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My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

Find a new doctor: Medicare requires that you have a fasting C-peptide test performed or have a + GAD antibody screen. Go to: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/ or www.medtronic.com. Ask which doctors in your area prescribe insulin pumps. They will be happy to direct you to the best local pump doctors. Dont give up! ...Read more

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I found out it's a pancreatic problem, not beeing able to properly produce insulin to use (dizolve/digest/disect , what do you recommend?

I found out it's a pancreatic problem, not beeing able to properly produce insulin to use (dizolve/digest/disect , what do you recommend?

Pancreas problem: Your question is confusing. Your pancreas makes insulin as an internal secretion into blood. Deficiency of this causes diabetes, which may require insulin. The pancreas also makes enzymes which enter the gut for digesting food. A deficiency of this causes diarrhea, food/nutrient malabsorption, can come from previous pancreatitis attacks, and can often be treated by taking pancreatic enzyme pill ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more