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What can I do to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

What can I do to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Many things: Work with your doctor to develop a good diabetes treatment regimen. Try to utilize diabetes drugs that do not cause weight gain if possible. Start a consistent exercise and diet program. Eat more soluble fibers (oats, lentils, apples, berries...). Keep track of bs and keep close contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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My brother was diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What does this mean?

Type 2 diabetes: The first source of information would be the american diabetes association, which has available a huge amount of literature on the subject. One can look up diabetes on google - but be careful that you realize that the material might not necessarily be checked for acuracy. I have recently released an informational dvd called "diabetes swweet 'n simple" which discusses the basics of the disease. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Tolerance breakdown?: Not sure what you are referring to, "tolerance breakdown." ? Could you restate the question? If you are referring to an increase in Insulin requirements, this can occur in response to growth (child to adult), dietary changes, stress, weight gain. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What can I do?

Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What can I do?

Healthy lifestyle: Obesity is the main cause for non-insulin dependent diabetes. To avoid it, make sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle: keep weight normal, if overweight or obese, try to lose weight, be active, increase exercise, use alcohol in moderation.... ...Read more

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What can I do to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Many things: Work with your doctor to develop a good diabetes treatment regimen. Try to utilize diabetes drugs that do not cause weight gain if possible. Start a consistent exercise and diet program. Eat more soluble fibers (oats, lentils, apples, berries...). Keep track of bs and keep close contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
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eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
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daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
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Please help us. Our daughter has non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What can we do to learn more about it?

Please help us. Our daughter has non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What can we do to learn more about it?

Many sources: The first source would be the american diabetes association, which has available a huge amount of literature on the subject. One can look up diabetes on google - but be careful that you realize that the material might not necessarily be checked for acuracy. I have recently released an informational dvd called "diabetes swweet 'n simple" which discussed the basics of the disease. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What can I do?

Healthy lifestyle: Obesity is the main cause for non-insulin dependent diabetes. To avoid it, make sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle: keep weight normal, if overweight or obese, try to lose weight, be active, increase exercise, use alcohol in moderation.... ...Read more

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What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Tolerance breakdown?: Not sure what you are referring to, "tolerance breakdown." ? Could you restate the question? If you are referring to an increase in Insulin requirements, this can occur in response to growth (child to adult), dietary changes, stress, weight gain. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What does this mean?

Type 2 diabetes: The first source of information would be the american diabetes association, which has available a huge amount of literature on the subject. One can look up diabetes on google - but be careful that you realize that the material might not necessarily be checked for acuracy. I have recently released an informational dvd called "diabetes swweet 'n simple" which discusses the basics of the disease. ...Read more

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I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. And im insulin dependent.. But i'd stop taking insulin coz of the budget.. Is it ok to stop my insulin?

I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. And im insulin dependent.. But i'd stop taking insulin coz of the budget.. Is it ok to stop my insulin?

No. absolutely not: If you want to end up in the hospital, or possible die, then it would be ok to stop your insulin. If you are type i diabetic, you will be on Insulin for the rest of your life. It is not optional. ...Read more

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My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

Discuss with your MD: Virtuallly every patient with type1 diabetes is insulin-dependent because of compromised ability to make insulin. If you are bogged down by the several injections you have to give yourself daily you can discuss other options like the Insulin pump with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. Can i take a oral medicine? Because i don't have budget for my insulin maintenance..

I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. Can i take a oral medicine? Because i don't have budget for my insulin maintenance..

No: People with type 1 diabetes do not make Insulin and therefore need Insulin replacement therapy. There are no pills available to treat type 1 diabetes. I have many patients enrolled in patient assistance programs and receive free Insulin from the manufacturer. Check the manufacturer's websites for the patient assistance applications and qualifications. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who can help to sponsor my insulin pls? Im a diabetes mellitus type1..I live here in philippines..

Is there anyone who can help to sponsor my insulin pls? Im a diabetes mellitus type1..I live here in philippines..

Several options: You live in philippines. Hence it better for you to explore resources there, you can ask in diabetic association or your own doctor may have options. Because it is better to use one type of suitable insulin. ...Read more

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