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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Don't recommend: to get best control of DM you must watch your diet and take pills or insulin prescribed by your doctor... So far thise give best results ...Read more

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What are the different types of ulcerative colitis treatments?

Several: Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. Initially it can be treated with medication if mild in form. If severe or of long duration it may require surgery. Frequent colonoscopic surveillance is needed. There is a higher risk of colon cancer associated with uc. ...Read more

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Can some types of colitis make it harder to get pregnant and have children?

Pregnancy : The main concern about pregnancy and ulcerative colitis is after having surgery (colectomy) in which adhesions (scarring) can obstruct the Fallopian tubes. But pregnancy can still be achieved with assisted reproductive technologies. ...Read more

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G.I Told Me Dat I Hav 2 Eat lots Of Fruits ,Been On 6 Months Of Medication(Delzicol) My ? Is What Type of Fruits R Good 4 My Type of Colitis ?

G.I Told Me Dat I Hav 2 Eat lots Of Fruits ,Been On 6 Months Of Medication(Delzicol) My ? Is What Type of Fruits R Good 4 My Type of Colitis ?

Okay, but...: ...first please tell us what kind of "colitis" you have (Crohn's, ulcerative, lymphocytic, collagenous, IBS, etc.) and how active/inactive/symptomatic it may be. ...Read more

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What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong oral peppermint has been suggested to help alleviate some symptoms of ibd. Good luck. ...Read more

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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor is used when checking for colitis and other health issues?

Which type of doctor is used when checking for colitis and other health issues?

Family physician: Internist, or even general practitioners are all qualified to check you out for these conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more