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Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda?

Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda?

Better than regular: Diet soda is better than regular soda, especially for a diabetic patient. However, there are much healthier options than soda such as water! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda to keep hydrated?

Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda to keep hydrated?

Not really: Diet sodas do not help with weight loss, and usually have a heavy load of phosphoric acid. The artificial sweeteners paradoxically increase the need for sweets elsewhere in the diet. You can have 1 or 2 12oz servings without much downside. More than that is excessive. The best hydrating agent is simply water. It is less expensive, healthier, and has no side effects. Water is a better than soda. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause diabetes type 2?

Can drinking too much milk cause diabetes type 2?

Only if: If the milk drinking is excessive to the point that someone becomes obese and already insulin-resistant, then one could say that the excessive caloric intake from the milk is part of the problem in that it is contributing to weight gain. By itself, excessive milk drinking may not cause type 2 diabetes, but it can cause other problems. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has diabetes type 2 , he drinks a bottle of wine every night. He needs help?

What can I do if my dad has diabetes type 2 , he drinks a bottle of wine every night. He needs help?

Yes: Anybody who drinks a bottle of wine daily needs help, but it is especially true for a diabetic. Alcohol has many effects on blood sugars, mostly that increase sugars. The excess calories contribute to weight gain. The risk of liver and heart disease also increases significantly. He needs to stop drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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I have diabetes type 2 .. I just got hugh blood sugar levels its on 16,5 yesterday i had the same ...and i got back all the symtptoms when i first got diabetes type 2 drink alot and takin a leak alot... Like why has this out of nowhere got that high bloo

I have diabetes type 2 .. I just got hugh blood sugar levels its on 16,5 yesterday i had the same ...and i got back all the symtptoms when i first got diabetes type 2  drink alot and takin a leak alot... Like why has this out of nowhere got that high bloo

High blood sugar: There are many reasons why you might have high blood sugar, usually related to the therapy you are using to control your diabetes. You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. If your blood sugar level is above 200 you really should go to the nearest Emergency facility right now! ...Read more

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I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

Seebelow: Type 2 diabetes is related to weight change. With the increase in childhood obesity in recent years there have been increasing reports of this form of diabetes in much younger age groups. Because type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity. You must reduce your weight.See your doctor, stop sugar food, soda, lower your carbs.Exercise, as nice walk, drink water, follow you doctors advice! ...Read more

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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Family and Weight: For type 2 diabetes, the underlying cause is that cells do not respond normally to insulin. This "insulin resistance" has a strong genetic basis, so if someone has family members with type 2 diabetes, they are at higher risk. Being overweight or obese also increases one's risk, because the excess fat also causes Insulin resistance. Losing 20 pounds can significantly reduce the risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Symptoms type2 dibet: Excessive thirst and hunger, passing lot of urine, blurred vision, tingling and pain in feet, hands and other parts of body, mood swings, slow healing of cuts and frequent infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more