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2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more
No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell cause of tingling feet(painful) & fidgety legs. Had B12 deficiency in the past, back injury L4/L5 stabilised, ACD and 22yrs insulin?
My child is GH deficient and was prescribed daily injections of 0,025mg/kg. Is it ok to inject and eat breakfast right after? Insulin response
Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?
Heck your labs. : It is not unusual for people to loose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more
Stop insulin?: That is a very troubling question! If you have diabetes and have been prescribed insulin you could be in big trouble if you suddenly stop. Please work towards getting rid of insulin by taking proper food - go online to "NuVal" - and exercising regularly. A visit to a dietitian would help as would a visit to a trainer. ...Read more
Depends: Some hearing deficiencies are curable (for example, conductive hearing loss due to middle ear fluid or a hole in your ear drum). Some are not curable (for example, sensorineural hearing loss). The only way to tell the difference is to get a formal audiogram (hearing test) and see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, but: If you're Insulin resistant, you may get pregnant but if untreated it may lower the odds of getting pregnant, increase the chance of a loss, and increase the likelihood of problems with you during pregnancy as well as issues with your baby. Clearly, it's critical and best to get healthy before getting pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some thoughts...: Biotin deficiency is rare but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take in the usual recommended daily dose, but nobody knows what can happen if one takes really large doses of biotin over time. ...Read more
You do not!: There is no need to test. There is no clinical disorder due to sulfur deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Insulin production: C-peptide is usually measured to see how much Insulin a patient is producing, specially when he is already on insulin. Proinsulin is broken off into c-peptide and Insulin in our body, therefore if you have detectable amounts of c-peptide despite receiving Insulin you are still making some insulin, if your c-peptide is low you will need Insulin to metabolize your sugar. ...Read more