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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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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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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
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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
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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

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