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Doctor insights on: Insulin Resistant Diabetes

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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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Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Absolute deficiency: Insulin resistance is seen in obesity or being overweight is associated with Insulin resistance state . Insulin basically enhance anabolism( versus catabolic hormones ) and utilization of glucose from all the sources ( fat , carbohydrate and , protein). Severe weight loss is an indicator of Insulin deficiency. This Insulin deficiency should be absolute as in type i or Insulin dependent diabetes. ...Read more

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Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Diabetic foot: Type ii diabetes is associated with Insulin resistance. Yes, type ii diabetics develop complications with their nerves and arteries that can allow them to develop a diabetic foot. ...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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Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Hyper, no hypo: *hyper*glycemia is a symptom of pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. *hypo*glycemia can be caused by taking too much Insulin to treat diabetes but can caused by fasting and can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance mean i will inevitably develop diabetes in 5-15 years?

Depends, Yes..Unless: Type dm develops over several decades, so concern is highly appropriate; keep hba1c ~5.0%, the NMR particle test can predict dm ~20 yrs in advance & keeping these fat carrying proteins in excellent ranges is critically important. Biggest driver of dm is eating sugar(s), i.e. Carbs, so go very low carb. Study: taubes, attia, dietdoctor, lchf, paleo, science for smart people. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Diabetes: Do you have a sliding scale of regular insulin for coverage of high blood sugars? This is not a critical number, I would first contact the doctor who prescribed the lantus (insulin glargine) and ask for advice. If you can not reach them, then the ER may be prudent. ...Read more

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Will nutrasweet affect insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance: Nutrasweet is two amino acids. I have seen no papers relating the two. Most common cause for Insulin resistance is obesity. The use of sugar substitute is first step in improvement. ...Read more

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What's the difference between insulin resistance and diabetes? Can someone who has insulin resistance not have diabetes?

What's the difference between insulin resistance and diabetes? Can someone who has insulin resistance not have diabetes?

Beta cells: Many people have Insulin resistance. Most obese people are Insulin resistant, as well as a lot of normal weight people, especially if you have a family hist of diabetes. However, many are not diabetic because their pancreatic b-cells make up for it by making lots of insulin. T2 diabetes occurs when that compensatory b-cell surge in Insulin resistant people starts to wane. ...Read more

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Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...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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Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Diabetes insulin.Any alternative for the needles insulin?

Insulin: If you have type 1 diabetes, you need insulin, which can be from injections or the pump that is placed inside you. Type 2 diabetes is from Insulin resistance and can be treated with oral medication and as that fails, you will need diabetes. The pump is an option, pancreatic transplants in certain candidates is another option. ...Read more

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Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Can too much novomix insulin kill a type 2 diabetic?

Can too much novomix insulin kill a type 2 diabetic?

DM2: Too much of anything could kill you - you don't want that! Are you regularly checking your blood sugar, and if so, what are your levels? If too low (less than 60) or too high (more than 150) please see your doctor soon. A diabetes educator would also be a good idea. Hope things work out well and soon. Keep me posted if you can. ...Read more

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Can chronic insulin administration, by itself, cause insulin resistance?

Insulin: Insulin resistance can occur but not when you are taking proper care of your diabetes. Are you checking your blood sugars regularly? Are you taking too much or too little insulin? Your doctor can teach you but you have to learn to take care of yourself. Many doctors offices have group treatment for this. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more

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Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

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