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Does diabetes shorten your life?

Does diabetes shorten your life?

Diabetes: Is driving at 150 mph every day shortens your life? I have a patient with diabetes who live to be 81. The issue is that diabetes tends to bring other bad guys to the house (hypertension, kidney disease, obesity, high cholesterol). This is the dream team for shortening your life expectancy. Now the ohio state buckeye basketball team is another story: is a great dream team, go bucks. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. ...Read more

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Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Yes: Of course. With reasonable care with proper diet, meds as needed, optimal weight, appropriate exercise, keep your doctor visits, optimal glucose control. This is what we all need to do to live normal lives. Like i mentioned in a previous answer, we love life so much we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more

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How can having diabetes affect a person's life?

How can  having diabetes affect a person's life?

Diabetic effects: Diabetes affects people in many ways. It requires a lifestyle adjustment. All those sugary snacks like cake, donuts, soda, chips, candy and ice cream all have to be cut out or has to be sugar free. If the blood sugar runs too high, pills or injectable Insulin has to given. Weight gain, smoking and walking barefoot all have to be stopped. Vision, kidneys, feet, nerves and circulation all affected. ...Read more

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Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

No Limits on Life: Diabetes may pose challenges in your life but certainly won't dictate what you get out of life. Keep your management relationship with a trusted physician ongoing and nurture advice from other professionals including dieticians, nurses, counselors and fitness experts. Only the limits you self impose will be the ones you have to deal with in this life. Enjoy! ...Read more

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How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

Love: Treat them as normal kids with unique needs. Find them a caring competent pediatrician and endocrinologist. Listen, assess, let them know your limits, let them figure out answers on their own for the most part, but always with appropriate limitations. Don't spoil them or let them develop an attitude of feeling entitled. Sound like good advice for any parent? It is. ...Read more

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What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

Type 1 I presume: He may develop complications. Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics excrete large amounts of vitamin b 1 in urine. I would advise a supplement of thiamine and magnesium with a well rounded multivitamin for life. Seek a good nutritionist for doses. ...Read more

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Why should one take medicines for diabetes throughout my life?

Why should one take medicines for diabetes throughout my life?

Avoid complications!: Medications for diabetes work to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, helping you avoid complications which can come from chronically high sugar levels. These complications include kidney disease, visual problems, nerve damage, heart disease, and stroke. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What are odds of diabetes later in life if gestional diagnosed?

What are odds of diabetes later in life if gestional diagnosed?

Depends on weight.: If you lose the weight you gain during a pregnancy, having had gestational diabetes, your risk of diabetes later in life goes back down to your baseline risk (based on family history and other factors). If you keep the extra weight you may have gained during your pregnancy, your subsequent risk of diabetes may be as high as 60%! ...Read more

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How is it that one can take medicines for diabetes all life long?

How is it that one can take medicines for diabetes all life long?

Long term problem: Some people with type 2 diabetes can get off of medication after weight loss and substantial changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. However, diabetes is a long term disorder, and there are genetic factors that put a person at risk that he has no control over. So, long term medical care and following both dietary, lifestyle and medication recommendations from your doctor are important. ...Read more

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Is the diabetes affect the sexual life of male even if it controlabal?

Is the diabetes affect the sexual life of male even if it controlabal?

Yes!: In fact, that can be either a side effect of medications given to diabetics (this is rare unless the doctor prescribed either an anti depressant or a beta blocker, you should take a look at the medications being used). Diabetes results in a number of disruptions, one is the acceleration of vascular disease, which men first notice as erectile dysfunction. Viagra, (sildenafil) etc. can help. Check Testosterone 2 ...Read more

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I acquired type I diabetes at age 45. Odds of this occuring at a mid-life age?

I acquired type I diabetes at age 45. Odds of this occuring at a mid-life age?

Not known: More and more people with presumed type 2 are failing oral agents and are found to have autoantibodies when they are tested. Many just go on insulin. ...Read more

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Do I have signs of diabetes, is it just a phase of life, or could it just be stress?

Do I have signs of diabetes, is it just a phase of life, or could it just be stress?

Stress?: Your question requires a doctor to see you in person. Clarify your problems, do some tests and gp from there. ...Read more

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Does diabetes affects sex life?

Does diabetes affects sex life?

It can: Sometimes the stress of a chronic illness cause cause decreased interest. Lots of diabetics also have erectile dusfunction. Most often pills like viagra (sildenafil) work well. ...Read more

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Might i lose my life being pregnant with diabetes?

Might i lose my life being pregnant with diabetes?

Depends: Diabetes in pregnancy, it s considered high risk pregnancy, you should see a maternal-fetal-medicine specialist to talk to you about all the risks present during pregnancy and what your expectations should be. ...Read more

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Is it easy to live a normal life with type 1 diabetes?

No, but....: Type1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of things that people without diabetes do not have to do. Yet, since i deal with people that get diagnosed with diabetes at a very early age, you get into your routine and life goes on. My favorite analogy: you do not become a soldier by putting a uniform on, you have to go to bootcamp for 6 weeks! ...Read more

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Once i get anxiety, will I have it for the rest of my life? (just like diabetes)

Once i get anxiety, will I have it for the rest of my life? (just like diabetes)

Possibly, not surely: Anxiety can persist with some people, especially when not treated. Exposure to anxiety-evoking substances such as caffeine and certain other drugs can be a factor also. Treatment involves not only preventive medications, but also psychotherapy and meditation. The potential to experience anxiety may remain, but it does not have to rule your life. Some anxiety may even be healthy at times! ...Read more

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