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Is B12 Shots Ok For Diabetics
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Please help, what is wrong with me? I am a 35 year old female, I have B12 defiency and take a shot every 2 weeks, I am border line diabetic, I have polycystic ovarian disease and I am overweight by 45 lbs. Even with my regular shots I have been experienc
Underactive : Underactive thyroid which can cause sleep apnea comes to mind. That could explain low energy and cramps and fatigue and sleepiness. Not sure about the leg pain. By the way, for most people B12 pills work fine see my post below. You simply will need some lab tests and a physical and neurologic exam to be sure of what's going on. Your health is important. You can get an idea of charges/cost by calling ahead. Lots of docs can do lab tests at reduced charge. Hypothyroidism is more common in those with B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My B12 is always at the lower normal limits. Methylmalonic acid blood is within normal limits. I am NOT anemic not a diabetic. why is that?
Moe: find foods rich in B12 for a young guy you are quite involved with your health you may not absorb B12 well take a suppliment ...Read more
Neuropathy: Vit B12 deficiency neuropathy affecting the spinal cord leads to sensory and motor dysfunction, burning sensation in arms and legs in both sides and imbalance gait, the motor causing muscle cramps, loss of muscle mass and control, it can be treated with vit b12. Dibetic neuropathy affects sensory nerves and autonomic system leads to burning arms & legs, sexual, bldder and sweating dysfunctions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests.: Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
It has been suggested that I take vitamin B12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't. I do not have diabetes. What dosage?
B12: You should not take vitamin B12 withut getting evaluated for numbness of your feet.You should have b12, methymelonic acid levels and if you are found to be deficient in vit B12 then you need to be treated either with injectable vitb12 or nasal spray in therapeutic dases followed by maintainance doses, the numbness may due to other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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