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Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Lifestyle: Assuming you are asking about type 2 diabetes, anything you can do to reduce your Insulin requirement may allow you to make enough Insulin without the help of meds. Changes might include: eating fewer carbs, eating less overall to lose wt, exercising more to lose wt, and building muscle to increase Insulin sensitivity. Good luck! Note: if you have type 1 dm, only Insulin will treat it. ...Read more

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Hi, At what stage of CKD will the diabetes medicine reduces. I read if one has CKD then at some stage the diabetes med will reduce meaning damage. Thx?

Hi, At what stage of CKD will the diabetes medicine reduces. I read if one has CKD then at some stage the diabetes med will reduce meaning damage. Thx?

Misunderstanding?: Maybe I understand now. You've asked several questions. There are diabetes medicines that may have to be reduced as the kidneys fail, but that's because they're excreted by way of the kidneys, not because the diabetes itself is getting better. ...Read more

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Apart from pers. Pref or known med sensitivity, shouldn't 62 yr old Type II diabetic be prescribed diabetes med, not just given dietary restrictions?

Apart from pers. Pref or known med sensitivity, shouldn't 62 yr old Type II diabetic be prescribed diabetes med, not just given dietary restrictions?

No: Diet change and exercise are first line treatment for new onset type II diabetes. If these measures are successful, he will be much better off in the long run. Also, even if medication is added, strict adherence to appropriate diet and continued exercise remain crucially important. ...Read more

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Confused about spices and meds, heard you can't drink ginger if your on diabetes med. Want to drink water with spices on it, is it OK with my meds. Ty?

Confused about spices and meds, heard you can't drink ginger if your on diabetes med. Want to drink water with spices on it, is it OK with my meds. Ty?

It would be helpful: ...to know what "spices" you have in mind. Some may bind or interfere with absorption, effectiveness, and/or metabolism of your medications. ...Read more

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Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med. (injection n oral) high blood med., cholesterol med., and other regard bones med.. Is it ok?

Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med. (injection n oral) high blood med., cholesterol med., and other regard bones med.. Is it ok?

Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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? About husband type 2 diabetes on meds sugar levels normal I think he might have ingrown toenail. Can I get over-the-counter med to see if it helps?

? About husband type 2 diabetes on meds sugar levels normal I think he might have ingrown toenail. Can I get over-the-counter med to see if it helps?

Podiatry: In diabetes, even with "normal" blood glucose there is a danger to develop serious infection due to a compromised immune system and vascular flow. Podiatrists are trained to trim nails and minimize risks. ...Read more

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I am suffering diabetes from last 1 yr my sugar level remains b/w95-115 now I am facing erection problem plz suggest some med.

I am suffering diabetes from last 1 yr my sugar level remains b/w95-115 now I am facing erection problem plz suggest some med.

Erection: Please see your doctor. You will be asked your medical history, then examined, and appropriate lab tests ordered. If they are all OK you would need to see a Psychologist to get you out of this.

If your labs are abnormal your doctor will prescribe the correct testosterone dose. ...Read more

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Have type 2 diabetes on metformi what would cause sugar to be 298 then test agin 30min later be 86. Fasting have not taken med yet today.?

Have type 2 diabetes on metformi what would cause sugar to be 298 then test agin 30min later be 86. Fasting have not taken med yet today.?

Type 2 diabetes: A drop-in blood sugar from 298 to 86 suggests that there is something wrong with your result.
If it is 298 you MUST see your doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime check your sugar on day 1and repeat it at bedtime. If both results are above 150, you would be wise to go to the Emergency facility if you can't get to your doctor quickly enough.
Please let me know how things develop.
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Diabetes 2 dr took me off med hum line got sugar to low in 50 my sugar is 98-150 any ideas what to do he is ny primary dr.

Diabetes 2 dr took me off med hum line got sugar to low in 50 my sugar is 98-150 any ideas what to do he is ny primary dr.

98-150: A blood sugar of 98-150 is a bit high but that should be resolved by medicine - metformin is a good start and very inexpensive at the pharmacy. You should also give consideration to your food intake and, despite the cold and snow over the next few months try and develop an exercise program. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, I take metaformin 500 mg can I stop this med any time, lisinopril for bp, pressure fluctuate if I take BP med, can I stop any tim?

I have diabetes, I take metaformin 500 mg can I stop this med any time, lisinopril for bp, pressure fluctuate if I take BP med, can I stop any tim?

Medication: It is very important to take your medications as instructed by your doctor. Yes, you can stop these medications at anytime, but it is best to discuss your concerns about taking these meds with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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The term my neuro doctor used for my neuropathy is idiopathic what does that mean? I have diabetes I need a med tht helps with anxiety and the neurop

The term my neuro doctor used for my neuropathy is idiopathic what does that mean? I have diabetes I need a med tht helps with anxiety and the neurop

No known cause: The word idiopathic should only be used when the symptom or condition, in your case neuropathy, is not associated with a disease known to cause that symptom or condition. For example neuropathy is idiopathic when it is not associated with diabetes or other diseases known to cause nerve damage. Talk to your diabetes doctor about this and your anxiety. ...Read more

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What is a better med then prednisone for sarcoidosis that is in the lymph nodes? Some being 17mm. This is cause my diabetes to hard to control.

What is a better med then prednisone for sarcoidosis that is in the lymph nodes? Some being 17mm. This is cause my diabetes to hard to control.

No known treatment: There is no known treatment for sarcoidosis, a poorly understood inflammatory disease. The steroids are to be used to control the symptoms and the inflammation and they should be tapered as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have been taken off metformin. Was on for 5 yrs. Now on invokana. What do you feel is the best oral med for type 2 diabetes? My doc. Hinted at insul

I have been taken off metformin. Was on for 5 yrs. Now on invokana. What do you feel is the best oral med for type 2 diabetes? My doc. Hinted at insul

Depends: Diabetes has multiple causes. Thus rational pharmacology should adress as many causes as possible. Insulin may be needed if you are not able to control your blood glucose levels with oral agents or incretins. ...Read more

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