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I read one word niddm. Is it another word for diabetes type 2.

I read one word niddm. Is it another word for diabetes type 2.

Yes: Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) used to be synonymous with diabetes type 2. However, we all know type 2 diabetics who require Insulin so it is not a good description of the disease. The difference is that type 2 diabetes is not due to a lack of Insulin production but rather an inability to respond adequately to Insulin - so more Insulin is needed to overcome that limitation. ...Read more

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Hi dear doctor, i'm a diabetes patient and it's type 2 but i'm 19 years old and how is that because diabetes type 2 it's for adult (elderly)?

Hi dear doctor, i'm a diabetes patient and it's type 2 but i'm 19 years old and how is that because diabetes type 2 it's for adult (elderly)?

Can occur in young: Type 2 diabetes was once a condition that usually affected older individuals (40 and over - not really elderly. However due to increased number of people who are overweight or obese- and especially increase number of children or young people who are overweight... Type 2 diabetes is now diagnosed very early. You can ask your doctor to draw antibody levels to clarify type 1 versus type 2. ...Read more

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I heard that there is a surgery for type 2 diabetes in turkey& 7 other countries which cure it 100%.what is it ? My mom have high hba1c&normal weight

I heard that there is a surgery for type 2 diabetes in turkey& 7 other countries which cure it 100%.what is it ?
My mom have high hba1c&normal weight

New pancreas: There are actually a few surgeries that help to control, but only one to reverse diabetes to normal. It is usually used for type one diabetes only. The best control is still to lower your carbohydrate intake and lose weight ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored.Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot.In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size.Extra is often given. ...Read more

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I recently had an A1c test. It revealed my number as 6.5. Some places i read this is diabetic-.Others say its borderline. Is this considered diabetes?

I recently had an A1c test. It revealed my number as 6.5. Some places i read this is diabetic-.Others say its borderline. Is this considered diabetes?

Diabetes: There's a great debate over this. General concensus is that a1c 6.5 and above is diabetes. Some people start the diagnosis at 6.0 you should talk to your doctor about lifestyle modifications to keep this number at or below 6.5. ...Read more

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I was reading a medical paper about link in UC and diabetes and they say that OR for a UC person gettin diabetes is 2.7, is it a lot, what %?

I was reading a medical paper about link in UC and diabetes and they say that OR for a UC person gettin diabetes is 2.7, is it a lot, what %?

Article evaluation: "Association of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease w other immune-mediated diseases.Kappelman MD, et al, Arch Dis Child. 2011 Nov; 96(11):1042-6." Compared to children w/o ulcerative colitis, # of children w ulcerative colitis who had diabetes was 2.7X greater. Overall, 2% already HAD diabetes. However, the# DEVELOPING diabetes was not studied, & conclusions do not necessarily apply to adults. ...Read more

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Is 121 at 9.00am.high for a sugar reading.used 2 b a diabetic, but takin a True Aloe supp.Been normal since.(doc. No,s) this isn't 2 high is it.

Is 121 at 9.00am.high for a sugar reading.used 2 b a diabetic, but takin a True Aloe supp.Been normal since.(doc. No,s) this isn't 2 high is it.

Depends: Is this fasting or not? If fasting, then it's high. Fasting blood sugar should be < 100. 2 hrs after meals, < 140. Get an A1c to have a better idea of your average. ...Read more

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I read that\ struggling to think of word to complete sentence is sign of dementia. But I'm only 32 and dealt with this since jr high. Dementia?

I read that\ struggling to think of word to complete sentence is sign of dementia. But I'm only 32 and dealt with this since jr high. Dementia?

Don't be silly: It's only dementia if you could do it before and have now lost the ability. And isolated dysnomia is not dementia. Demented people lose a lot, and it gets relentlessly worse. If you were born with a little glitch in your brain that causes difficulty with word retrieval and nothing else, that's not dementia by any stretch. ...Read more

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My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

Non-insulin injectio: New injectables are available. Some side effects are weight loss. Here is link http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/diabetes_mellitus/hic_non-insulin_injectable_medications.Aspx. ...Read more

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If someone in class says they need sugar for medical reasons, why would that be, and is it a specific type like glucose versus fructose?

Depends: Hi. A lot of people have self-diagnosed "hypoglycemia", which is total BS and has nothing to do with low blood glucose; some people just love to have a diagnosis when there's nothing wrong with them. True and pathological hypoglycemia occurs in people who are diabetic treated with insulin (and mildly and vanishingly rarely in type 2's on one class of pills). In true hypoglycemia, GIVE SUGAR. ...Read more

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I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

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I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

Diet, exercise, meds: Routine exercise, maintaining a healthy diabetic diet and adherence with medications. Also see an endocrinologist if diabetes is not well controlled. ...Read more

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I am a girl of 17 years. My hemoglobin report says the value is 9.1 and 56%. What does it mean? Tell it's problems and prevention

I am a girl of 17 years. My hemoglobin report says the value is 9.1 and 56%. What does it mean? Tell it's problems and prevention

Worrisome: The lowest your hemoglobin should ever be is 12. The 56% is not part of this number and likely refers to some other part of the test.You are either losing blood or not making it as fast as needed. Blood cells last an average of 90-100 days and must be replaced.Most at your age have iron deficiency, but you could have loss in the GI tract/menses/etc.Your genes may also carry a defect. See your doc ...Read more

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Any advice? I have heard that type 1 diabetics cannot be a paramedic/firefighter or a cop is this true ?

Any advice? I have heard that type 1 diabetics cannot be a paramedic/firefighter or a cop is this true ?

Wide variation: If this is a public service area you are interested in, do your homework and contact a few agencies you would be interested in someday working for to see what their specific policies are. As diabetic care (and monitoring devices) become more sophisticated, some of the old prohibitions are being challenged (successfully). Good luck! ...Read more

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What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the bloodstream and causes arteries to narrow and harden. Over time, these plaques can block the arteries and cause symptoms and problems throughout the body, including a stroke. However depending on the extent and location, hardening of the arteries may or may not result in dementia. ...Read more

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Hypochondriasis is there meds fo it is a new word for me ?

Hypochondriasis is there meds fo it is a new word for me 
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Hypochondriasis: Constant worry about minor symptoms may mean you have hypochondriasis. Anxiety is part of this syndrome. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

80 - 120: The hope is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range in persons with type 2 diabetes. *0-90 up to 120-130 is usually an acceptable range. A normal hemoglobin a1c which measures what the blood sugar has averaged over the last 10-12 weeks is also a good measure of blood sugar stability. Ideally the hemoglobin a1c should be under 7=7.5. Your doctor, however, depending on your medications, diet. ...Read more