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Does Someone With Type 1 Diabetes Have A Poor Immune System
Diabetes immune syst: It may be that an overactive immune system causes type i diabetes in the first place but that remains to be proven. If the blood sugars are running very high then infections are much more likely and many diabetics will suffer from an increased number of infections. Keep the blood sugars controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two approaches: A type 1 diabetic has lost his/her ability to produce the sugar lowering protein called insulin. Without that ability, their system cannot automatically adjust to their sugar intake during meals or snacks. To achieve lower blood sugars, they must either eat less sugar generating foods (carbs) or take more insulin. ...Read more
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No: The genetic disorders like muscular distrophy are in the genetic code of those who develop the condition. The condition may be evident in early childhood or a bit later & several forms are known. An acquired disease like type 1 diabetes can certainly complicate md's but does not cause them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you generally have a less functional or impaired immune system with autoimmune diseases when fighting actual infections?
Many Possibilities: See my other answers on topic. Like all dx, this is only a label (if accurate) of a small set of issues. As always, your primary medical decision maker is yourself, no one else, & docs are primarily paid for disease, not health. Thus emphasize self-education & track the results of all your choices, as implemented, always focusing on excellence, not normality. Use the internet: carefully, wisely. ...Read more
Does a person with weakened immune system caused by lack of protein in body, have lesser inflammation when experiencing infections?
Unknown: Immune function tends to decrease with significant malnutrition but I am not sure that it will reduce inflammation. On the other hand, one can imagine that inflammation may even get worse as the body starts to mobilize body fat to keep the body running- but then this is only a conjecture. ...Read more
Meat and veggies: Both diabetics and celiacs would be able to tolerate protein from meat,chicken, fish and turkey. They both would tolerate any vegetable. As far as carbohydrates go, the celiac prevents you from having any wheat, rye, or barley product. Most fresh fruits, rice, corn, and yams would be allowed. You need to go over the amounts with a diabetic educator. Beans and legumes would also be tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Rasberry ketones are yet another in a long line of "miracle" weight loss supplements that are pure hype. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immune system: Yes, it can contribute to type 2 diabetes but that can be controlled. In particular, type 2 diabetes can be beaten such that you no longer have diabetes. Please discuss this with your Primary doctor and have a nurse practitioner help you rid yourself of diabetes. Yes - that can and should happen. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Yes: Diabetes (1 or 2) does increase the chance of foot ulcers but this can be mitigated by maintaining control of your diabetes (i.e., blood sugars). In addition, managing high blood pressure is important as well for proper cardiovascular health and blood flow. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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