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Does Corticosteroid Use Cause Gestational Diabetes
Steroids: Taking steroids (eg. Prednisone) will certainly bring on diabetes in susceptible people. Inhaled steroids will not. The stress of a chronic disease can also raise blood sugar. Otherwise, metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertension, family history, abnormal blood lipids, Insulin resistance) are all risk factors for diabetes, and are often found in asthmatics. ...Read more
Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more
GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more
Read that glucocorticoids used for nerve blocks can raise blood sugar levels&can even cause diabetes. Just 1 injection can cause this?M not diabetic?
NO: I am not aware of any connection. ...Read more
DIET: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, \low refined carb; low bread; no sugar; whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Add omega 3. Achieve ideal weight. Exercise twice daily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
Side effects: Are uncommon but not impossible. It absolutely 100% does not cause pcos, they're unrelated. ...Read more
Tenormin (atenolol) & Diabetes: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta-blocker class of medication. There are a few studies that show it might cause diabetes, but this is not my clinical experience. Rather, since there are beta receptors in areas of the liver and pancreas, on these meds the body has difficulty detecting blood sugar levels and actually blood sugar levels can drop and because the heart rate won't go up on these meds, you may not know. ...Read more
Depends: Especieally if you are a type 2 diabetic you can go into aroma crisis known a as nonketototic hyperosmostic coma. It can be fatal if not treaters and results from very high blood sugars that cause a dehydration state. It is as important for type 2 diabetics to maintain good control as type 1s . Bad things can happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: For type 1 diabetes in which the problem is deficiency of insulin, the only treatments that help are those that provide the body the needed insulin. The beta cells are destroyed by an autoimmune process leading to Insulin deficiency. Malunggay does not provide insulin. Whatever benefit it may offer, Insulin replacement in type 1diabetes is not one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Off label: Invokana (canagliflozin) is approved for use in Type 2 diabetes. Having said that, diabetologists are using the drug successfully in type 1 diabetes. The drug is currently undergoing clinical trials in patients with type 1 diabetes. When used in patients with T1DM, insulin doses can be reduced by approximately 20 %. Weight loss also occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seems to be a factor: The risk of type 2 diabetes is greater in cases of obesity and also with increased sugar consumption (glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, etc). Obviously, obesity is related to an abundance of calories. There are some people with type 2 diabetes that are neither obese nor have poor diets, so that are other factors involved as well. Increased calorie consumption appears to be a risk. ...Read more
Immensely: Becasue of difficulty storing glucose with insulin, "plaques" are laid down inside your blood vessels. These deposits decrease the elasticity of the areterioles, raising blood pressure, and make the heart work much harder. The net affect is an increase in major complications of diabetes which include heart, cv and kidney problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?
Yes: If a person develops diabetes in adulthood, type 2, the elevated blood glucose level is a tip off that the person is at risk. The value of hbaic is an indicator of that increased risk and Risperdal can increase the hbaic value. The best way of knowing of a person's risk is the person's bmi, blood sugar and hbaic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more
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