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I Would Like To Know What Is The Best Treatment For Seniors With Type 2 Diabetes
Same: Depending on the age but in general, diabetes treatment in the elderly is the same as anyone else: diet/exercise, medications and Insulin if needed. We worry about low blood sugar in elderly so the dose might start out lower and titration might be slower. Depending on the age and the amount of medical problems, we might also make the diabetes goal less stringent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
How do I find what's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? What are the best treatments for either?
Etiology: Hi. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 is no. There are autoantibodies associated with type 1 (GAD-65, ICA-512 = IA-2, insulin, zinc transporter-8 autoantibodies), that if positive, confirm type 1. Some type 1's can be autoantibody negative. ALL type 1's need insulin. Type 2's have a long list of available therapies (combinations often required). Tight control prevents complicati ...Read more
Big question!: Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) used! Depending on the treatment, side effects can include: nothing, nausea, weight loss, weight gain, hypoglycemia, fluid retention...hmmm, and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now. Control it well and live healthily! ...Read more
Type 2 diabetes runs in the family: if I have medicaid, where should I go for diagnosis/treatment?
Sure: Repaglinide and other short-acting secretagogues (stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin) are most helpful to control the rise in blood sugar that happens after you eat a meal containing carbohydrates. Typically it is used in combination with other medication such as metformin. ...Read more
What about pioglitazone as a treatment of type 2 diabetes ,and about restrictions and side effects?
Diet: Your goal should be to get rid of type 2 diabetes - it can and should be done. See a dietitian regularly and follow the advice. Exercise regularly. For kicks, go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about nutritional value of about 100 items - some great, some not so great, and some to be avoided. Work at it and you may lose your diabetes. You are not a diabetic - you have diabetes! ...Read more
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