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Will I always need medications/insulin?

Will I always need medications/insulin?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes will always need insulin. Type 2 diabetes may not need any medication if the diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. ...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


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Please describe the medication: insulin?

Please describe the medication: insulin?

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

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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What medications can raise the insulin level?

What medications can raise the insulin level?

Diabetes?: Are you asking this question in terms of treating diabetes?

One class of medicines called sulfonylureas are used in diabetes to increase Insulin production by your pancreas. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name: Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! Thanks?

How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! Thanks?

Consult doctor: If weight loss, dietary modification, and the usual medications failed, insulin is usually indicated. However you will need to consult your doctor to see if it is needed and what the dose should be. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms. The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Fast acting analog: Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person

when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol of patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

No: It is bad for a person with diabetes to have poorly controlled blood sugars. Use whatever medication is necessary- along with exercise and diet planning- to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Diabetes: The vast majority of folks w/diabetes have Type ii Diabetes which is primarily from lifestyle. The body can make insulin but it cannot transport it into the cells to make ATP, which gives us energy. W/work it can be reversed. Type I diabetes comes from a malfunctioning pancreas and insulin is not being produced. It is typically diagnosed early in life while Type II develops later. Peace&health. ...Read more

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Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Unlikely: Urine drug tests are looking for specific drugs like marijuana, cocaine, other narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines (xanax/valium /ativan) & any other drug specifically requested. Insulin & other diabetic meds are not drugs of abuse & thus not looked for. ...Read more

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A 65 years old diabetic who takes insulin as treatment, can a person take any oral medication instead of insulin to control the disease?

A 65 years old diabetic who takes insulin as treatment, can a person take any oral medication instead of insulin to control the disease?

Last resort: Insulin is often considered a last resort, given the potential complications and difficulties taking it. And often we try one of several classes of oral meds first. However, sometimes when a person's sugars are really high, it is easy to assume that it is beyond the ability of the oral meds, and we will go straight to insulin. ...Read more

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My mom has a fbs result of 206mg/dl, rbs of 313mg/dl. She kept on asking why is that her sugar levels never went down even with her insulin medication?

Dose adjustment: People's Insulin requirements vary. Some people respond to very low doses, some people need hundreds of units a day. She needs her doses adjusted. ...Read more

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What are the names of non insulin medications for type 2 diabetes injectable?

What are the names of non insulin medications for type 2 diabetes injectable?

GROWING DAILY NOW: List is getting longer every day but- byetta, victoza (liraglutide) were the first. ...Read more

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How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti. Rejection?

How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti. Rejection?

Hope not to find out: This is one of those things nobody can predict for an individual, and nobody wants to be unfortunate enough to find out. Patients should always carry extra medication if traveling, and know how and where to get refills if out of town. For a severe diabetic, one day without meds is not good. ...Read more

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Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?

Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?

Type 1 needs insulin: Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged. The pancreas makes little or no insulin, so sugar cannot enter the body's cells for use as energy. Insulin injections are needed throughout lifetime. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still making insulin but it may be insufficient or ineffective. ...Read more

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Why do you have to give gliclazide and lantus (insulin glargine) together. Isn't lantus (insulin glargine) enough to lower blood sugar? Also why give these medications before food?

Why do you have to give gliclazide and lantus (insulin glargine) together. Isn't lantus (insulin glargine) enough to lower blood sugar? Also why give these medications before food?

Too much 4 400 space: 1st drug stimulates your own insulin production. 2nd is long lasting insulin. There are multiple forms of insulin with different half lives and there are also insulin pumps which automate a lot of this stuff. ...Read more

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When will the doctor put me on insulin or other medication for gestational diabetes?

Depends: It depends on your current degree of control. If you are running very high, Insulin will be needed. If slightly above goal, a pill will be fine. If currently controlled and at goal, diet/exercise will be all you need but you have to be followed closely as your numbers will go up as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my pencrease to make more insulin without drugs?

In what way can I help my pencrease to make more insulin without drugs?

Pancreas: If you have insulin deficiency or insulin resistance you will need proper care as prescribed by your doctor. No you cannot get improvement without drugs for diabetes! If you have type 2 diabetes you can carefully decrease your need for insulin drugs by careful food intake and exercise. That won't happen overnight but keep it up and you might no longer have diabetes. ...Read more

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I am SEVERELY insulin resistant. On human 500...30-60 u a day. Still not controlled. Have tried many meds...insulins...options?

Severe ins resistanc: Severe Insulin resistance (IR) requiring U500 Insulin is more and more common. There are genetic forms of IR (eg. Insulin receptor defects, lipodystrophy), but these are rare. Talk to your endocrinologist. Is there something causing IR (eg. steroids, infection, inflammation). Diet/weight loss is probably the most important factor now. ...Read more

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Is there a drug to take instead of metformin? I have insulin resist due to pcos.

Is there a drug to take instead of metformin? I have insulin resist due to pcos.

Not really: There is nothing that will do what metformin does. There are no other drugs in it's class. Pioglitazone will also reduce Insulin resistance, but it has other potential issues. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is there no generic of insulin drug?

Why is there no generic of insulin drug?

Tough drug to make: Hi. Not yet, but soon. Lilly (who first made commercial insulin, and who makes Humalog) will soon come out with a generic glargine (currently trade name Lantus). Making insulin's very complex, and the fruitful application of molecular biology to medicine via cloning & bacterial or yeast expression. Goddess, I love insulin!!! ...Read more