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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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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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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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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)?

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

Is there anyone who can help to sponsor my insulin pls? I'm 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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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?

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 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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How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

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 more

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Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?

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

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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.

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.
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What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified. ...Read more

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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight even as they are hungrier. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Please help needed. Type 2 diabetes mellitus. How much can I exercise?

Please help needed. Type 2 diabetes mellitus. How much can I exercise?

Exercise: You can exercise as much as you want, and as much as you are able. ...Read more

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What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

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 more

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If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?

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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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 2?

Diabetes tests: 3 tests: fasting blood sugar, a test called hemoglobin A1c and a test called glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst
increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision
headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Hyperlipidemia: Is essentially high cholesterol. Diabetes is a distinct disorder. Some folks have one or the other and you appear to have both. Both need to be treated. Please see your doc who can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the different types of diabetes mellitus?

Type 1&2: Type 1 diabetes is where your body makes antibodies against the pancreas and you eventually stop making insulin. It usually presents in young children and teens. Type 2 diabetics make tons of Insulin but they jane an Insulin resistance problem and just keep making more insulin. The eventual problems like eyesight loss heart disease, loss of blood supply to legs, kidney disease are the same. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus cause regular headaches in kids?

Can diabetes mellitus cause regular headaches in kids?

See you MD: High blood sugar levels are responsible for a variety of immediate symptoms and long-term complications. Including headaches

symptoms in type 1 diabetes, usually over 2 to 3 weeks or less. High blood sugar levels cause the child to urinate excessively. This fluid loss causes an increase in thirst and the consumption of fluids. Some children become dehydrated, see your md asap. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus lead to diabetes ketoacidosis?

Uncontrolled: If diabetes is not under good control it leads to ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

No: While isoniazid is associated with rise in in blood sugar as a side effect, that's a temporary effect - and *not* the same as saying that it causes diabetes, which is very different than saying a person has diabetes, where a person is no longer able to process sugar properly. There are no literature or data showing that isoniazid directly causes people to develop the disease of diabetes. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

Definitely: Particularly if your sugar is not well controlled, diabetes can increase cv risk by a factor of 4-7x normal. Another reason to keep your glucose (and BP and lipids) normal. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus?

Can you please tell me about diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus?

High glucose: Normal fasting glucose is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or higher. A fasting glucose between 101-125 is called “impaired fasting glucose”. Impaired glucose tolerance is another term that is based on a glucose tolerance test where the 2 hr glucose is too high (between 140-199). In both of these impaired conditions, there is a high chance of progressing to diabetes. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

Please help! What is the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

DM and wound healing: Poorly controlled diabetes can adversely affect would healing. Diabetic patients who have undergone surgery must have close glucose monitoring and control to get the best results. This would be the connection of diabetes with keratoplasty, which is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with TURP and a history of diabetes mellitus?

What can be done for someone with TURP and a history of diabetes mellitus?

PostOpCare&Diabetes: Team work by Urologist and Medical Doctors
It is done all the time without complications most of the time ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

Can you please discuss the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

↑ed Complications: Diabetes mellitus = elevated blood (& extracellular) glucose. Glucose permeates the cornea & binds water, the cornea becomes edematous, more prone to infection & poor healing. Keratoplasty is a surgical procedure promoted for a variety of purposes. For those with dm, because of the underlying corneal problems, this is an inherently higher risk of poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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