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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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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)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Shahruq Sarela Dr. Sarela
Internal Medicine
6 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

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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Dr. Kenneth Adler Dr. Adler
Family Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Chuck Shaffer Dr. Shaffer
Bariatrics
29 years in practice
Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can diabetes type 2 lead to thrombophlebitis?

Can diabetes type 2 lead to thrombophlebitis?

Not usually : Diabetics are about at the same risk for blood clots as everybody else unless there are other genetic factors involved an also immobility and obesity. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Nally Dr. Nally
Family Medicine
36 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

Yes: Usually, adult onset diabetes is type II diabetes mellitus. This is caused by an overproduction of Insulin from the pancrease (pancrelipase) as a result of Insulin resistance in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes type 2?

Is too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes type 2?

Not directly: High sugar is by definition diabetes so high sugar level (if meet criteria) will directly give you the diagnosis of diabetes but eating/consuming sugar will not cause diabetes in the short term. Overtime, eating a lot of sugar will cause obesity, Insulin resistance which will lead to type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Teichman Dr. Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
15 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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What are the first symptoms of diabetes type 2 -- being fat?

What are the first symptoms of diabetes type 2 -- being fat?

Weight Loss: Increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating) dry mouth frequent urination unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry) fatigue (weak, tired feeling) blurred vision headaches loss of consciousness (. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is the suitable nutrition for diabetes type 2 patient?

What is the suitable nutrition for diabetes type 2 patient?

Type II diabetes: Please see your doc or a nutritionist. He/she will help you make healthy choices and also monitor and support you. There are many books on the market about this topic but having professional help and guidance is safest. ...Read more

Dr. Chuck Shaffer Dr. Shaffer
Bariatrics
29 years in practice
Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine
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I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

Seebelow: Type 2 diabetes is related to weight change. With the increase in childhood obesity in recent years there have been increasing reports of this form of diabetes in much younger age groups. Because type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity. You must reduce your weight.See your doctor, stop sugar food, soda, lower your carbs.Exercise, as nice walk, drink water, follow you doctors advice! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Diabetes type 2- why do we get it if are not using much sugar?

Diabetes type 2- why do we get it if are not using much sugar?

Many things: Genetics, environmental, obesity. Diabetes is caused by many things. Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes unless it caused you to gain weight beyond normal, then it can lead to diabetes. ...Read more