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How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more


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Gestational diabetes ? Please define it.

Gestational diabetes ? Please define it.

Gestational diabetes: It's diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy. It accounts for about 7% of all pregnancies in the us. Anyone can get it and there are risk factors that can increase your risk of getting it. One thing for sure, if you have gestational dm, you are at risk for developing dm lifelong (not just during pregnancy). Thus if you have been diagnosed with gdm, get check for dm every 3 years lifelong. ...Read more

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Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Random glucose >200: The ADA has set criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes as a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia and a random glucose blood glucose > 200mg/dL http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diagnosis/ ...Read more

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What blood tests are needed to diagnose diabetes?

What blood tests are needed to diagnose diabetes?

HgA1c 6.5 or more;: Fasting BS =126 or >; blood sugar =200 or greater 2 hours after eating ...Read more

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How to diagnose diabetes through blood sampling?

How to diagnose diabetes through blood sampling?

Several ways: Hi. 4 ways to test: fasting glucose, random glucose (not fasting), A1c, and oral glucose tolerance test; each test has its own diagnostic criteria. Most doctors start with a fasting AM glucose because it's cheap & easy. ...Read more

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Will i need to go for post meal blood sugar test to identify pre-diabetic or diabetes?

Will i need to go for post meal blood sugar test to identify pre-diabetic or diabetes?

Both: As one develops type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar after eating will typically rise first, before the fasting sugar. A fasting glucose above 100 and after eating sugar above 140 is abnormal. You should also be screened for metabolic syndrome: (any 3 of the following) obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood sugar. This is a prediabetic condition. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

What can I do to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Many things: Work with your doctor to develop a good diabetes treatment regimen. Try to utilize diabetes drugs that do not cause weight gain if possible. Start a consistent exercise and diet program. Eat more soluble fibers (oats, lentils, apples, berries...). Keep track of bs and keep close contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

Is fasting plasma glucose test by itself good enough to diagnose diabetes?

No: Diabetes is diagnosed based on several criteria. One test is the fasting plasma glucose test, but this should be confirmed with a second elevated fasting glucose test. A glucose challenge test or a hemoglobin A1c test may be substituted as well. ...Read more

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Hba1c=6,6% diagnosis diabetes. metformine for 6m hba1c=6,2%.So I tested glycemia every 2 h for 2days,never hyperglycaemia:healing or wrong diagnosis?

Hba1c=6,6% diagnosis diabetes. metformine for 6m hba1c=6,2%.So I tested glycemia every 2 h for 2days,never hyperglycaemia:healing or wrong diagnosis?

Several points.: Glycemia test while on diabetic medication isnt entirely valid. The AiC of 6.6% with treatment makes it very UNlikely to NOT be a diabetic (its very high for normal; pretty good for diabetic WITH TREATMENT). At really good levels, getting slightly better and moving into the category of not diabetic , impaired glycemic control occurs, but I think diabetic is more accurate. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine dipstick checking glucose and ketones to diagnose diabetes ? Is common ?

How accurate is urine dipstick checking glucose and ketones to diagnose diabetes ? Is common ?

Urine not diagnostic: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more

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Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?

Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?

Maybe but it depends: While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make better choices, then i think it's reasonable. In truth, your nutritionist can help you develop healthy eating habits w/o using a glucometer. For instance, check out the mediterranean diet. Don't forget to exercise regularly to reduce Insulin resistanc. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause diabetes?

Can fasting cause diabetes?

Fasting: Fasting alone does not result in diabetes. Glucose levels can be high when you over eat as a result of a fast but this does not constitute diabetes. ...Read more

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How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What blood sugar reading do diabetics need to go on to insulin?

What blood sugar reading do diabetics need to go on to insulin?

No absolute value: Hi. That's an overly simplistic question. I must assume (hate to do that) that we're talking type 2 here. It depends on what other diabetes medications the patient is on. Often other non-insulin meds can be used before insulin. Nothing is more effective than insulin at bringing sugar down, but other drugs may be perfectly adequate without the risk of hypoglycemia that comes with insulin. Good luck ...Read more

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What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus? Just vasopressin?

What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus?  Just vasopressin?

Dehydration test: The dehydration test is used to diagnose diabetes insipidus. This test is typically performed at an endocrinology office. It involves not drinking any liquids for 12 hours and then labwork is done in the morning and six hours later. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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