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I am diabetic, taking insulin 30 units two times and going gym but sugar is high more than 200 mg/dl in fasting. How can I reduce my blood sugar?

I am diabetic, taking insulin 30 units two times and going gym but sugar is high more than 200 mg/dl in fasting. How can I reduce my blood sugar?

Diet: Although exercise can help to control your blood sugar, the primary factor is diet. Eating foods that are less processed, and have sugars that are slowly processed, is the key. So instead of eating white rice, white potatoes or white bread, eat whole foods: brown rice, yams or sweet potatoes, and whole grain bread. Space out your carbohydrates, so you do not eat a large amount at one time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a high possibility of type two diabetes?

How do I know if I have a high possibility of type two diabetes?

See below: If fasting for >8 hours. Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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It's almost been two months since i got high for the first time and i feel like my perception is off. What could this be ? How long will it last ?

It's almost been two months since i got high for the first time and i feel like my perception is off.  What could this be ? How long will it last ?

Do get help: If your family refuses, ask someone at school - teacher, coach, counselor? You do need a therapist to talk to in order to get past this issue and perhaps other things that trouble you. Being a young adult is a challenge and this has gone on too long not to deal with it seriously. Get some help soon. ...Read more

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I was taking 25mg of athenolol for 6 years and BP was under control. I recently changed to 2.5mg of enalapril. Bp was high.Two dosages same effect?

I was taking 25mg of athenolol for 6 years and BP was under control. I recently changed to 2.5mg of enalapril. Bp was high.Two dosages same effect?

Rebound effect: You are probably experiencing the rebound phenomena associated with medications like atenolol called beta blockers. It is due to sudden discontinuation . Any particular reason for the change. I recommend you follow up with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my two shoulders, it's very ache when in high noon, the dry in the sun for 2 hours.

What's wrong with my two shoulders, it's very ache when in high noon, the dry in the sun for 2 hours.

Confusing: There is nothing in your question that gives us any specific symptoms or medical or trauma history on which to comment. The word 'ache' is so ambiguous that it is impossible to interpret. ...Read more

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What are the best way to reduce high triglycerides? They've never been high, but have been the last two years.

What are the best way to reduce high triglycerides? They've never been high, but have been the last two years.

Hi TG: Minimize saturated fats - - i.e. animal fats. Maximize fruit, veg, whole grain oatmeal, nuts. Minimize sugar, breads, refined carbs. Avoid alcohol. Achieve dry weight. For protein, egg whites, fish, poultry - very lean - not fried. Exercise daily. Omega 3 Krill can help. ...Read more

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Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Common issue: Most fever in infants starts out as a viral illness & many will self heal.The normal effect of fever on breathing rate is to increase it by up to 5 breaths /min/degree.At two the regular rate range is 24- 40..It should not cause baby to look like they are struggling to breathe.As long as baby takes fluids well enough to pee every 6 hrs, home monitoring is ok, if not have eval. ...Read more