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Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Your glucose should : Be under 100.... If well controlled. But you need to consult your endocrinologist and specialist who is following your disease. Everyone is different and the degree of control is dependent on the patient. Some patients simply can never reach this goal... So it's really individualized treatment we are after here. We want the best control possible for you. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

Lack of insulin: Due to destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, the body is incapable of making insulin. It often, but not always, occurs in children and young adults. It must be treated with insulin. Type 2 is due to the body's inability to use Insulin efficiently. It can be treated either with pills or insulin, and usually, but not always, occurs in adults. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?

Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For reasons yet to be identified( there could be many) your body makes antibodies against the cells that produce Insulin destroying them and rendering the person Insulin deficient. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified. ...Read more

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What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

Many: Blindness, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, renal failure, amputations to name a few. Most accelerated by poor control. ...Read more

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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight even as they are hungrier. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Complex : This is an entire course in med school, and a lifetime of study for the specialists. Essentially, the pancreas is unable to meet the body's requirements for insulin production, whether caused by disease, trauma, toxicity. Read: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetestype1.html ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Can diabetes mellitus type 1 have tattoo?

Yes, but...: Diabetic patients always at greater risk of infection from it than normal people... So avoid , but if 'insist' , do when sugars well controlled. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

What is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

See below: "diabetes" refers to increased thirst and urination. Two major types are "diabetes insipitus" and "diabetes mellitus." diabetes mellitus, known as "sugar" diabetes, comes in two types, type 1 (no Insulin produced) and type 2 (old term was "adult onset"). Here are some reference sites: http://j.Mp/stwnmz and http://j.Mp/stwhlt (diabetes insipidus);. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of hypertension and diabetes melletus type one and diabetes mellitus type 2 and what is the diagnosis for each disease and how w?

What is the treatment of hypertension and diabetes melletus type one and diabetes mellitus type 2 and what is the diagnosis for each disease and how w?

Diet, exercise and: Weight loss are good for both. Diabetes is diagnosed on the basis of your blood sugar and other lab tests; hypertension by checking your blood pressure. Your doctor can advise you and help with diagnosis and treatment for both. Many behavior modifications and treatments are available. More info can be found @ diabetes.Org and webmd. ...Read more

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I've got Dx at age 2 with type 1 diabetes mellitus. My diabetes is deregulated. Is a fecal transplant a treatment option? I use CGM + insulin pump.

I've got Dx at age 2 with type 1 diabetes mellitus. My diabetes is deregulated. Is a fecal transplant a treatment option? I use CGM + insulin pump.

No: Fecal transplant is not a treatment for diabetes. Please keep your blood glucose under control with insulin. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is mild alcohol consumption ok for a person with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

Is mild alcohol consumption ok for a person with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

The plain facts: In order to keep as healthy as possible and maintain a normal weight and blood glucose level, a person must follow a strict diet designed by an expert in diabetes. If alcohol is drunk, it either replaces a more nourishing food or adds unwanted calories+weight. It is up to the individual with diabetes to decide, but if brittle, young or pregnant be especially careful. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes mellitus and alcoholic beverages. Does beer have a bad effect on blood sugar?

Beer and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read more

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