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How To Treat Diabetes Insipidus Quickly
Exercise! : At your age, aerobic exercise most days of the week and 3 days a week of high intensity exercise (HIT) protocol. Stick with low glycemic index food/low glycemic load food. If that fails, there are numerous oral meds and insulin. Please see your doctor if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DDAVP (desmopressin): Most diabetes insipidus is from lack of the posterior pituitary hormone ADH (vasopressin), (vasopressin) which stimulates the kidney to hold onto water. Problems with ADH (vasopressin) can come from trauma, surgery, tumors, and other causes. Treatment is with a synthetic ADH (vasopressin): desmopressin or DDAVP, which can be given nasally, orally or injection. Nephrogenic DI (kidney) is harder to treat, but can be a side effect of certain drugs. ...Read more
Hyperglycemia--: Hyperglycemia is the major feature of diabetes. If you are older with an "apple" build, the best treatment is to debride your diet of simple starches and sugar, and the best medicine id metformin, which will lower serum insulin, because it erases the main problem, Insulin resistance, the cause of vmetabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes! Insulin is the last resort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent european research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent. ...Read more
You cannot: "cure" Diabetes at this point (BUT a CURE IS ON THE HORIZEN) You can take steps to avoid the full blown disease (If it is TYPE 2) by keeping your weight in normal limits and EXERCISING! I need more information and so do you Consider a Health Tap Prime Concierge Appointment! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. Whole grains. Try some new cookbooks to experiment. Take long daily walks if your OB says its ok. It will directly remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. "Eating for two" is not necessary. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes treatment: There are two types of diabetes (d). One is type 1. In this case, patients' pancreases (pancrelipase) produce no Insulin and it must be administered by injection to maintain normal glucose levels. Type 2 d has insufficient production of Insulin in the pancreas and a resistance to the action of Insulin in the body's cells - especially in muscle, fat and liver cells. Type 2 can be treated with oral medication. ...Read more
Many : Reviewed your information, looks you have had hypertension since you have been on calcium channel blocker, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. All those medications are the right medications. But you have breathless on exertion. So you need to have doctor to work up on your heart condition or lung condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree w/ Dr. Nguyen: Diagnosing Diabetes insipidus (DI) is based on symptoms, medical history, and lab tests. Differentiating kidney-level DI and central (brain/pituitary) DI can be done by measuring vasopressin levels (very difficult, only a few labs offer this test) or observing how a person responds to an injection of vasopressin. Central DI = low levels of vasopressin and a strong response to a test dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney damage: Uncontrolled diabetes primarily affects the kidneys in that it causes damage to the gromerular membrane which serves as filter in the kidneys. Initial subtle damage results in increased permeability of the membrane, through which the finest Albumin particles known as microalbumin is expelled in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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