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Why is it important to exercise being a type 1 diabetic?

Why is it important to exercise being a type 1 diabetic?

Keep circulation ope: Very important for everyone not just dmt1; it opens up the blood vessels, better circulation, warms the heart, tones the muscles. Just do it: zumba, yoga, tai chi, tennis, swim, walk, whatever turns you on. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

Exercise: Is healthy and should be/can be part of everyone's life, even someone with a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Anyone with diabetes should speak to their doctor about how to regulate/balance food intake and energy expenditure (exercise) and their insulin requirements, which may go down with increased exercise. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic in honeymoon phase. Is a one time 420 blood sugar going to hurt me?

Type 1 diabetic in honeymoon phase. Is a one time 420 blood sugar going to hurt me?

High glucose: Glucose 420 is too high. It will glycosylate proteins and lead to harm. Keep glucuse 100-160. ...Read more

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I am a type 1 diabetic. I exercise at least 5 nights a week and I wake up with bad blood sugars.?

I am a type 1 diabetic. I exercise at least 5 nights a week and I wake up with bad blood sugars.?

Pathophysiology: While exercise is helpful in everyone, it's not the main treatment for you. You are a type 1 diabetic, so you have diabetes because your body is not making enough insulin. The main treatment is to find the right Insulin regimen for you. If you wake up with bad sugars, it might be because your basal rate is too low, not because you are not exericising enough or eat the right food. ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored. Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot. In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size. Extra is often given. ...Read more

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Can Alternative Medicines cure type 1 or type 2 Diabetes so one would no longer have diabetes?

Can Alternative Medicines cure type 1 or type 2 Diabetes so one would no longer have diabetes?

No: No. Lifestyle changes can occasionally revert type 2 diabetes to normal, but still that person is at desk for the diabetes to return at a later date. But no data have shown any benefit of alternative medicines (i.e., the "medicines" WITHOUT proven efficacy or safety). ...Read more

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Is it more difficult for type 1 diabetics to burn off excess fat even when committed to rigorous exercise regularly?

Is it more difficult for type 1 diabetics to burn off excess fat even when committed to rigorous exercise regularly?

Insulin and wt loss: You should be able to burn fat like anyone else. But your Insulin gets in the way. When you exercise, your blood glu drops and then you have to eat. High Insulin levels cause you to hold on to the fat. If you plan your food, Insulin and exercise carefully, you can control glu and lose weight. Some people benefit from a pump, but you need a provider who can assist you with this. ...Read more

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I'm a type 1 diabetic and I've been experiencing my fingers locking up. It starts in one hand then moves to the other eventually. What is it?

I'm a type 1 diabetic and I've been experiencing my fingers locking up. It starts in one hand then moves to the other eventually. What is it?

Trigger finger: It sounds like you have "trigger finger". This is an inflammation that leads to scaring of the sheath that surrounds the tendons of the fingers. Although this problem can occur in anyone, the incidence is significantly higher in type 1 diabetics. You should see a hand orthopedist for help. ...Read more

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My wife is type 1 diabetic she is on an insulin pump this morning it quit how do we manage until new one only have novolg to be able to sleep?

My wife is type 1 diabetic she is on an insulin pump this morning it quit how do we manage until new one only have novolg to be able to sleep?

Lantus/Levemir: Either of these insulins can be used in lieu of basal pump insulin. They don't peak. Please call her doctor before the office closes to see if they'll prescribe and appropriate instructions to use for her. The doctor may have other protocols to follow as well. ...Read more

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I'm type 1 diabetic. My doctor prescribed metformin 500mg BID. I stopped it after one month because of severe gastric pain. What should I take instead?

I'm type 1 diabetic. My doctor prescribed metformin 500mg BID. I stopped it after one month because of severe gastric pain. What should I take instead?

Type 1 diabetes: Are you sure of the diagnosis as type 1?
It is hard to believe that a doctor would not know that the primary treatment of type 1 diabetes is insulin daily.
If you are taking insulin as well as metformin stop the metformin. It is essential that you know for sure what type diabetes you have -1 or 2.
If you are indeed prescribed metformin for type 1 diabetes please seek a better doctor. ...Read more

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Can bubbly/ foamy urine be from a bladder infection or is it more a kidney thing I'm a type 1 diabetic with one kidney?

Can bubbly/ foamy urine be from a bladder infection or is it more a kidney thing I'm a type 1 diabetic with one kidney?

Check the kidney: Foamy urine is most likely from protein in the urine, which is a sign of albuminuria, (nephrotic sydrome), a result of nephropathy or kidney disease from diabetes. Treatment with ace inhibitor can help reduce the quantity of protein leaking into the urine. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabetes and no health care or insurance, I have managed to keep my blood sugar down through diet and exercise, do I need to take insulin?

I have type 1 diabetes and no health care or insurance, I have managed to keep my blood sugar down through diet and exercise, do I need to take insulin?

Likely: Type I diabetes is also referred to as juvenile, or Insulin dependent diabetes, and your body is actually deficient in insulin. Your blood sugar control as well as your prognosis will be better if you take insulin. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabetes and probable small nerve fiber neuropathy. My pulse has slowed approx. 30 bpm resting and in exercise in last 3 yrs. Is normal?

I have type 1 diabetes and probable small nerve fiber neuropathy. My pulse has slowed approx. 30 bpm resting and in exercise in last 3 yrs. Is normal?

May be, may not. EP: If you have small fiber neuropathy, you could also have vagal nerve / autonomic neuropathy, or you could have heart disease in the arteries that run near the nerve fibers of the heart, leading a slow heart rate. Exercise will also slow your heart rate, but as a type 1, don't take that chance. A low heart rate may preclude you from surgery in the future, & may put you at increased risk from anesthe ...Read more

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What is type 1.5 diabetes?

What is type 1.5 diabetes?

L.A.D.A. = type 1.5: Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults is called type 1.5 because patients have some features of type 1 (insulin dependent, juvenile onset, autoimmune) plus some features of type 2 (adult onset, non-insulin dependent). So, type 1.5 patients can be treated without Insulin at first, but after about 5 years, they stop making Insulin (due to autoimmune damage to pancreas) and become Insulin dependent. ...Read more

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How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

Diabetes: Usually not inherited, but teach kids prevention, diet, exercise, no cigs, no alcohol...less stress...mental healthy activities; teach them to recognize warning symptoms to get you to ER!! ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

What is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Healthy diet: Hi. Keep it healthy: whole grains, legumes, nuts, healthy oils (canola & olive), fruits & veggies, lean meats, nonfat dairy, and minimize saturated fats, processed foods, white flour, simple sugar. ...Read more

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What causes people to get type one diabetes?

What causes people to get type one diabetes?

Auutoimmunity: Autoimmunity refers to one's own immune system making antibodies that target one's own proteins or tissues. T1d (type1 diabetes) occurs when antibodies lead to destruction of beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Researchers are working on exactly what leads to autoimmunity. It appears to be a combination of genetics and exposure to certain viruses or food/environmental proteins. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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Do gmos have any effects on type one diabetes?

Do gmos have any effects on type one diabetes?

GMO: Gmo means genetically modified organism---- I presume. Gmo are very useful for production of insulin, clotting factors for hemophilia, human growth hormone for dwarfism. ...Read more

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What are causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

What are causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1 & 2: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, poor high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle in someone with a genetic predisposition oftentimes. Signs can include increased thirst and urination. Type 1 is typically caused by an autoimmune attack on the islet cells of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

What are the causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1 & 2: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, poor high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle in someone with a genetic predisposition oftentimes. Signs can include increased thirst and urination. Type 1 is typically caused by an autoimmune attack on the islet cells of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

What's the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Very different: Both types of diabetes are characterized by high blood glucose levels. Type I diabetes is caused by a failure of the islet cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to get glucose into the cells. In type ii diabetes, the pancreas produces Insulin but the cells don't use the Insulin in a normal fashion. This is sometimes called Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Most common difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Most common difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication. ...Read more

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What are good ways to drop pounds as a type 1 diabetic?

What are good ways to drop pounds as a type 1 diabetic?

Careful management: This is not easy. If you eat less/exercise more, you can become hypoglycemic, and then you need to eat. You can lose weight, but you need to be talking regularly to your diabetes provider (endocrinologist probably). First, you need to be willing to test glu 4+ times per day. You should be on an Insulin regimen that gives you more control, such as basal/bolus (eg lantus/novolog) or a pump. ...Read more

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Could I rive a hackney carrage if I are type 1 diabetic?

Could I rive a hackney carrage if I are type 1 diabetic?

Depends on laws: Driving a Hackney Carriage probably requires a commercial drivers license, which is tightly regulated for diabetics using Insulin (which includes ALL type 1's). The risks of severe hypoglycemia to you and your passengers could include crashes, injuries, and deaths. Check your local laws and your Department of Motor Vehicles. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to differences in type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Looking for answer to differences in type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication. ...Read more

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How are type 1 and 2 diabetes distinguished from each other?

Type 1..: Requires Insulin to live

type 2 can often be controlled with diet, exercise pills;sometimes need Insulin for better control, . ...Read more