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Drinking Sugar Lead Diabetes Leg Amputation
What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?
Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more
Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more
Soda: Soda thatcis not diet soda is a simple, fast absorbed carb. It will not "cause" diabetes but could unmask an undiscovered insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. And yes, weght gain and adipose gain from excess soda can indeed lead to an insulin resistant state, which is type 2 diabetes if severe enough. ...Read more
Beer and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im diabetes type 2, total cholesterol-140, hdl-4, ldl-88, fasting sugar 99, can I drink coffee w/o sugar. Will it increase cholesterol or sugar..?
Could a blood sugar level of 104 fasting cause diabetic neuropathy? My legs are dry, shrinking and feel weak. I'm walking slower than normal.
Unlikely: In order to be diagnosed with diabetes, you have to show abnormalities in one of several ways: fasting glucose over 100 mg/dl, or HgA1c over 6.5% at two separate testing, or a random glucose test > 200 mg/dl. Therefore I would consider the level of 104 fasting mildly abnormal and unless it was elevated at other times in the past, that level by itself is unlikely to cause a true neuropathy. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed hypoglycemic. Can Creatine supplementation effect insulin in my body causing hypoglycemia effects(low blood sugar)?
Possibly: Any chronic infection/inflammation can cause high sugars in diabetics. If you have inflammation of your gallbladder, that can contribute to high sugars in diabetics or pre-diabetics. A bad gallbladder will not cause diabetes by itself. You need to have an underlying predisposition to diabetes. ...Read more
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