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I m 37 year old I have type 2 diabetes and what we do ?

I m 37 year old I have type 2 diabetes and what we do ?

Take care of it: See your physician- you may have to be on treatment, appropriate ada diet, regular exercise, pay particular attention to feet and regular eye check up. It is not end of the world. With diligence, you should be able to handle well in future. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hi I'm a 26 year old female I have a total cholesterol of 206 and BP systolic of 140. I also have type 2 diabetes. I am worried I will have a heart at?

Hi I'm a 26 year old female I have a total cholesterol of 206 and BP systolic of 140. I also have type 2 diabetes. I am worried I will have a heart at?

Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes may occur at your age but that would be uncommon if you are not overweight. Please check this with your doctor. If you have type 2 diabetes you can beat it within a year!!! Cholesterol and BP are not far from normal and should be "normal" if you control your diabetes. I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Explain type 2 diabetes in a 12 year old. Thank you ?

Explain type 2 diabetes in a 12 year old. Thank you ?

Same as any age: If you are sure it's type 2, then it's just like type 2 in any age: Insulin deficiency or Insulin resistance or both. The most common cause of type 2 is obesity. There are many diabetes drugs currently available that do not cause weight gain. These would be the best to use. Talk to a physician about these choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal glucose level for a 10 year old w/ type 2 diabetes?

Anyone know what is a normal glucose level for a 10 year old w/ type 2 diabetes?

Normal glucose...: ...For a child with type 2 dm is the same as for anyone else: about 65-105 mg% fasting, up to about 130 after a meal. Trouble with diabetes is, you don't get normal levels. ...Read more

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I am a 57 year old female with type 2 diabetes.I have lost about 100lbs. A doctor told me that i wouldnt lose anymore. What r ur thoughts?

I am a 57 year old female with type 2 diabetes.I have lost about  100lbs. A doctor told me that i  wouldnt lose anymore. What r ur thoughts?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and your ideal weight. With diabetes, it's usually not a question of possibility (of course you can lose more) but of safety. Regardless, the closest you are to your ideal weight and the closest you are to a stable normal blood pressure and blood sugar, the better. You may even get to go off your diabetes meds (i've had patients do that). ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female, 5'5' and about 280lbs. I am also hypothyroid with type 2 diabetes. How many calories should I consume to lose weight?

I am a 29 year old female, 5'5' and about 280lbs.  I am also hypothyroid with type 2 diabetes.  How many calories should I consume to lose weight?

First: Make sure thyroid condition treated

then equation to remember is for every 100 calories you eat less, each day, for 1 month, you'll loss 1 lb / month

so get rid of 200-300 cal /d of foods you usually eat, and you'll lose 2-3 lbs/ m

= 2-3 pieces of bread

easy :). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trouble urinating (weak stream and delay) 24 hours after discectomy (62 year old male, type 2 diabetes)?

Is it normal to have trouble urinating (weak stream and delay) 24 hours after discectomy (62 year old male, type 2 diabetes)?

Not likely: You need to go back to the neurosurgeon who performed this asap. It may be a result of the anesthesia employed, or you may be having a very severe problem. Go now, do not wait. ...Read more

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77 year old woman, type 2 diabetes, tickle in throat leading to vomiting daily?

77 year old woman, type 2 diabetes, tickle in throat  leading to vomiting daily?

Possible causes: Depends on your previous diabetes control, you can have gastroparesis (inability for food to move through the stomach at a normal pace) causing fullness and vomiting. Other causes include reflux disease. Post nasal drips can also cause "tickle" at back of throat but typically will not cause you to vomit. If this has been happening daily, please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old with type 2 diabetes and i was wondering if some of the medications im taking could be effecting my period? I am 18 years old and i currently have type 2 diabetes. I have been on numerous medications some of them have been stopped after

I am 18 years old with type 2 diabetes and i was wondering if some of the medications im taking could be effecting my period? I am 18 years old and i currently have type 2 diabetes.  I have been on numerous medications some of them have been stopped after

I : I need you to clarify a few things. What medication are you on now? If it is only victoza (liraglutide) r=then that medication does not cause menstrual irregularities. Also was your first period evern this year? If you are overweight, this is likely the reason you are not having periods. When you are overweight your body produces too much estrogen which cause an imbalance in your hormones thus preventing your period. Also there is a syndrome called polycystic ovarian syndrome which tends to be common in diabetics, this is also an issue with a hormonal imbalance, also thyroid disorders can be a possible cause.
I suggest you visit a gynecologist or your primary care provider for a work up of your irregular periods.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Tested positive for type 2 diabetes and i'm 23 years old. What are my options?

Tested positive for type 2 diabetes and i'm 23 years old. What are my options?

Lifestyle: You can use oral medicine your doc will prescribe. You can also change your lifestyle and stay in touch w/doc so meds can be adjusted or eliminated. The right diet and exercise can help most folks get rid of this disorder. Type 2 diabetes has become epidemic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 75 years old and have type 2 diabetes. What should my upper glucose limit be?

I am 75 years old and have type 2 diabetes. What should my upper glucose limit be?

Exellent question!: That is the subject of debate. Fasting sugars of 80-100 would be nice, but if that goal causes you to get symptoms of low blood sugar, then higher is better. Low blood sugar symptoms can make you fall down and cause a serious injury without warning. We use numbers as goals, but we don't treat numbers, we treat patients. Your "goal" would be to aim for optimum, avoid side effects. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my boy friend has type 2 diabetes since 9 years old due to his lifestyle and not family history.?

Should i be concerned if my boy friend has type 2 diabetes since 9 years old due to his lifestyle and not family history.?

Yes: If you are looking for a life partner that can model a healthy lifestyle to potential kids/grand kids, this is a problem. If he can conquer these issues, maybe, but if stuck in this pattern i would head in another direction. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes recently, iam 19 years old a bit scared now Haw can I improve my health? What are the care to be taken??

I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes recently, iam 19 years old a bit scared now
Haw can I improve my health? What are the care to be taken??

Hard to say: Type 2 generally applies to people whose weight/body mass is to large for the insulin production capacity of their body. There are certainly other factors but this is the big one. Adapting to a low carbohydrate diet and losing some weight can in some eliminate the need for medications as your moment to moment insulin need declines. Discuss this with your doc to see if other measures are needed. ...Read more

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My father ( 50 years old ) was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes .. How should his lifestyle look like ? What sort of diet he should have ?

My father ( 50 years old ) was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes ..
How should his lifestyle look like ?
What sort of diet he should have ?

Excellent questions: But need full diabetes and diet education which is much more detailed than can be given over the internet. Basically needs diet, exercise, weight loss, complication prevention, glucose control, BP and lipid regulation, monitoring and the proper medication as prescribed by his doctor. He need to reinvent his life to insure healthier life in the future. ...Read more

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My father was diagnozed with type 2 diabetes. He is 73 years old. Lately he is falling down, losing balance and having difficulty standing. Why?

My father was diagnozed with type 2 diabetes. He is 73 years old. Lately he is falling down, losing balance and having difficulty standing. Why?

Many reasons: Aside from neuropathy from diabetes, uncontrolled dm can also cause dehydration, weakness, electrolytes imbalances...These can contribute to the symptoms he's currently experiencing. Dm medication, if not taking appropriately can also do the same thing. I recommend seeing his physician to discuss possible causes and proper treatment. ...Read more

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How many people die from type 2 diabetes every year?

How many people die from type 2 diabetes every year?

Type 2 Diabetes: Hard to tease out as someone who dies with Type 2 Diabetes may have multiple medical issues. The type 2 diabetes may be a contributing factor without being listed as the primary cause of death. See: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/ ...Read more

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I'm a 72 old female, i wake up every 2 hrs at night , i have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

I'm a 72 old female, i wake up every 2 hrs at night , i  have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

You : You did not state that you have diabetes. A common cause for frequent urination at night is simply bladder problems unrelated to diabetes. An overactive bladder is one name for this.
If the amount you urinate is often just a little or if you often have to go just a few moments after you urinated, that strongly suggests a bladder problem not diabetes.
In any case, urine and blood testing should provide further information to answer the question and to tell whether infection is playing a part.
It is not normal to have to urinate this frequently.So get this checked out. Hopefully you will enjoy better sleep. ...Read more

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I am 27.I hav uncontrolled diabetes from last 4 years.Is it possible for me to reverse my condition now? I hav type 2 diabetes and have lean body.

I am 27.I hav uncontrolled diabetes from last 4 years.Is it possible for me to reverse my condition now? I hav type 2 diabetes and have lean body.

Yes: See your doctor to get back on a treatment program. You're very young and should get this controlled before bad things happen. Many treatment options are available. ...Read more

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I am a 40 yrs old woman have been pregnant once lost him ti high B/P have type 2 diabetes want to have another please need some advice?

I am a 40 yrs old woman have been pregnant once lost him ti high B/P  have type 2 diabetes want to have another please need some advice?

Close follow up...: With the conditions you are mentioning and at your age your would fall under a high risk pregnancy if you become pregnant, which should not be a reason to absolutely not have a baby. The most important thing is that at that time you find Perinatologist( specialist in high risk pregnancies)and follow up closely. For now my suggestion is to discuss it with your doctor for evaluation and final advise ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes for a few years now and take medication for it, however I am constantly having outbreaks of thrush (down below). D u know why?

I have type 2 diabetes for a few years now and take medication for it, however I am constantly having outbreaks of thrush (down below). D u know why?

Control?: Thrush is more common in type 2 diabetes unfortunately. It is possible that you may not have your control optimised (what was your last HbA1c)? Sometimes it is simply bad luck but worth checking this with your doctor ...Read more

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Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes for 3 years now and I have never been so thirsty. I am not urinating anymore more than usual if anything I have been going les?

I have type 2 diabetes for 3 years now and I have never been so thirsty. I am not  urinating anymore more than usual if anything I have been going les?

Check sugars: Diabetes, when uncontrolled, can cause people to become very thirsty because sugars over 200 lead to excess sugar ; water going out of the body in the urine. If sugars are mostly under 200, something else is making you thirsty. Regular sugar checks can help you know if it's the diabetes or something else. ...Read more

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Do you think many more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in recent years than ever before?

Do you think many more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in recent years than ever before?

Yes: More people are being DX and even more people are not DX and this has to do with the obesity epidemic, western diet and not enough physical activity. ...Read more

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Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for a 23 old male ?

Can stress accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes for a 23 old male ?

Limited: Stress isn't good for any bodily process and is a mild form of Insulin resistance. However, advancing age, family history and obesity are much larger factors. ...Read more

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My father has had type 2 diabetes for the past 20 years. Is diabetes hereditary?

My father has had type 2  diabetes for the past 20 years. Is diabetes hereditary?

Some gene influence: While there is some gene influence, there is a greater impact of lifestyle, weight gain and level of exercise. Think of T2DM as the body growing too big for its ability to make insulin as the biggest factor. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). ...Read more