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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I'm diabetes patient and i check my diabetes type 2 for a year and also my result was 6.5 for whole one year and im new patient so am l well?

I'm diabetes patient and i check my diabetes type 2 for a year and also my result was 6.5 for whole one year and im new patient so am l well?

Improving: A hga1c of 6.5 is still diabetic. If by using healthy eating habits and more exercise one lowers the hg a1c, one greatly improves one's health but one does not restore the ability to eat sugar or foods that quickly turn into sugar. Read the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal to stay healthy: eat 6 small healthy meals, breathe and relax, move through the day, and sleep 8 hours. ...Read more

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Im diabetes type 2 patient from one year and a half and i check my diabetes monthly and it's 6.5 from sceond month till now so can I stop my medicine?

Im diabetes type 2 patient from one year and a half and i check my diabetes monthly and it's 6.5 from sceond month till now so can I stop my  medicine?

Not likely: Diabetes tends to be a lifetime condition. The 6.5 mm level you're reporting is not particularly low even with treatment. Discontinuing medication would be a bad idea! some patients with type 2 diabetes who are obese and lose substantial weight can improve their glucose tolerance and reduce medication. Failing that, you should modify your meds only under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is better for me if I have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is better for me if I have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?

Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only birth control pill, or consider the use of an iud. Those options mostly don't cause weight gain - though some women are very sensitive to hormones and can gain weight easily with them. ...Read more

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If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read more

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How to prevent onset of diabetes type 2?

How to prevent onset of diabetes type 2?

Lose weight: Maintaining a normal weight or at least a non-obese weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent diabetes. Also limit sweets and eat lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and lean, small portions of meat. Grill or broil food. Don't fry or saute it. Unfortunately you can't do anything about your genetics so do the best you can with your weight and diet. ...Read more

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Is bulgur good food for diabetes type 2?

Is bulgur good food for diabetes type 2?

See below: Bulgur wheat is a healthy choice on a diabetes diet. In fact, the american diabetes association lists bulgur as one of the best choices of whole-grain foods for people with diabetes. One cup of cooked bulgur contains approximately 33 g of total carbohydrate.The amount of carbohydrates you eat will always raise your blood sugar. So be very careful and check with your md. ...Read more

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Can diabetes type 2 patients eat jaggery?

Can diabetes type 2 patients eat jaggery?

Just sugar: Why would you eat sugar if you have diabetes. Why not eat some healthy food in restricted amounts w/exercise to lose weight and make your diabetes better? Don't pour gasoline on a fire. ...Read more

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