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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
My husband's blood sugar is 572. Should i seek immediate medical care for him. He was diagnosed about a month ago with diabetes but his doctor has not prescribed insulin or medication so we have no way to bring itdown.
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