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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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High hb1ac and high blood glucose. any other tests to check for diabetes i can do?

High hb1ac and high blood glucose. any other tests to check for diabetes i can do?

Why?: You need no further tests to check if you are diabetic. You are diabetic. It is time to begin learning about your disease and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

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 more

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Diagnosed with acute alcohol induced hepatitis and early cirrhosis denied a liver transplant bleeding and infection are risks. On dialysis--prognosis?

Diagnosed with acute alcohol induced hepatitis and early cirrhosis denied a liver transplant bleeding and infection are risks. On dialysis--prognosis?

Still drinking?: Acute liver injury due to alcohol use is unlikely to have a good outcome unless abstinence occurs. That is the only chance of surviving. The kidney injury may improve - insufficient info to respond. Top priority now is alcohol abuse treatment. - for long term prognosis. ...Read more

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Can someone with just a slightly high blood sugar level (not diabetes) develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone with just a slightly high blood sugar level (not diabetes) develop diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy: The course of diabetic retinopathy (dr) varies from person to person and is dependent on how long they have their diabetes and how well controlled it is. How do you know you are not diabetic? Is your hb a 1c normal, or elevated? Dr is dependent on two things, glucose and hbp control. Looking at the figure, you can see that BP control reduces dr better than glucose control. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

See your doctor: Talk with your doctor about lifestyle and diet changes. Also talk about the need to start medications in the future. ...Read more

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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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How quickly are blood donations tested for hiv, hep, and other diseases?

How quickly are blood donations tested for hiv, hep, and other diseases?

Soon: Depends on proximity to a blood processing center, but testing is done as soon as possible, since it must be completed (and all negative) prior to releasing the blood products for use and then shipping to wherever it is needed. The blood donation is only usable for a maximum of 120 days and demand is always present, so everything is done as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Having HIV "controlled" and hepatitis unchecked for a decade also twenty-five years of heavy drinking. Now my liver functions are low with high enzyme?

Having HIV "controlled" and hepatitis unchecked for a decade also twenty-five years of heavy drinking. Now my liver functions are low with high enzyme?

High cost of hi life: Youth can be a wild and careless time. Many of us discover the price is higher than we knew or would have believed anyway. It is sad but hopefully you can still eek out some good decades by really taking good care of yourself. I hope it was at least an enjoyable time so you can feel you got some value for what you paid. Follow treatment recommendations and write a great memoir. Teach by example! ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Sustiva (efavirenz) side effects: Possibly. The longer you are on sustiva (efavirenz) (especially) your sugars and lipids may be affected. But, given your age, diet and or the lack of exercise is the main reason for blood sugar troubles. ...Read more

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Can someone with just slightly high blood sugars develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone with just slightly high blood sugars develop diabetic retinopathy?

Potentially: However, most diabetic retinopathy occurs after several years of high blood sugar, particularly in combination with high blood pressure. Studies show that individuals are less likely to have severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy if the hemoglobin A1c is less than 7.0. ...Read more

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Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Yes: A false positive is possible. A test done by a reputable lab is far better than the otc options! false positives can happen even if your health status is perfect! ...Read more

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Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Lifestyle change : Even for patients on medication for diabetes or metabolic syndrome, a healthy diet accompanied by weight loss, exercise, and quality sleep (or treated obstructive sleep apnea), is the key to getting back on track. For those already on medication, doctors may even be able to decrease doses once the effects of lifestyle change start happening. A healthy lifestyle involves a lifelong commitment. ...Read more

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