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Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Drugs
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyone who can help to sponsor my insulin pls? Im a diabetes mellitus type1..I live here in philippines..
I don't know what to do I don't have any sponsor in insulin.. Is there any possible way to cure my diabetes mellitus type1?
No but: For type 1 diabetes, we do not yet have a cure, and Insulin is a necessary part of treatment at present. However, lots of progress is being made in our understanding of diabetes so i'd encourage you to be hopeful. In the meantime focus on healthy living and good control of your diabetes to minimize the risk of complications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Insulin resistance: In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very long: Probably not longer than a week or two without major problems occurring. ...Read more
Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?
A key issue, but No: Glucose control is complex & Insulin is only one of many controls involved, but insufficient ouput is basis for DX of type 1, <35 to 45 units/24 hrs, easily checked by checking c-peptide production. Insulin always secreted with amylin, available as symlin (pramlintide), (pramlintide) thus stopping all carbs & adding symlin (pramlintide) can markedly help. Other issues: body fat (binds insulin), muscle mass, adrenalin, gh, resistin, glp-1. ...Read more
I've got Dx at age 2 with type 1 diabetes mellitus. My diabetes is deregulated. Is a fecal transplant a treatment option? I use CGM + insulin pump.
No: Fecal transplant is not a treatment for diabetes. Please keep your blood glucose under control with insulin. Wish you good health. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Many . . .: Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, extreme fatigue & irritability, frequent infections that are slow to heal, blurred vision, tingling/numbness in hands/feet, etc. Check out http://www.Diabetes.Org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/?Loc=dropdowndb-symptoms, http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/type-1-diabetes/ds00329/dsection=symptoms & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/type-2-diabetes/ds00585. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?
No, the opposite: You have plenty of Insulin but not enough glucose - that is the exact opposite of diabetes. Since you are skinny, if you don't eat your glucose fuel sources run low and you get a low blood sugar - hypoglycemia. It's important for you not to skip meals and to eat small frequent meals that include proteins and complex carbohydrates to maintain an adequate blood sugar (so you don't pass out driving). ...Read more
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