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Is hyperglycemia the same as diabetes?

Is hyperglycemia the same as diabetes?

No: Hypergycemia is high blood sugar concentration in the blood. It can occur in diabetics but also in people with pre-diabetes so hyperglycemia alone does not give you the diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more


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Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grains and sugar from diet. If on a medication like metformin, be sure to let your doc know about diet changes asap. If on a station drug like lipitor, (atorvastatin) these increase risk for diabetes. Diet is biggest factor. Eat low carb. Avoid soda. ...Read more

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Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Great question; yes.: Current thinking is that both conditions have the same pathophysiology, involving placental release of anti-angiogenic peptides that aim to increase placental perfusion at the expense of maternal well-being. The main difference is proteinuria, which is an indirect measure of maternal renal involvement without correlation to perinatal outcome. ...Read more

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Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Easy to separate: If your blood sugar is too high you will piss out lots of body water drawn off by the sugar in your urine.This can and does cause dehydration. However, when a simple dipstick urine test shows all the sugar excess, you know it's diabetes.If the same urine dipstick test shows just concentrated pee & no sugar, you are simply dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?

You are correct: Insulin resistance refers to the body needing higher level of Insulin to keep the sugar level down to normal or close to normal. Hyperinsulism = body has higher level of Insulin in circulation at virtually all time. So, the terms are of same meaning, at least with regard to diabetes/Insulin resistant state. If u have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Opposites: Diabetes is having too much sugar in your blood due to either not making enough Insulin (type i) or your cells not responding to Insulin (type ii). Hypoglycemia is not enough blood sugar and can be caused by many things such as not eating properly and taking too much insulin. Both can damage your body and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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Does a diabetic fasting number of 136 mean that the diabetes is well controlled?

Does a diabetic fasting number of 136 mean that the diabetes is well controlled?

Not exactly: You can't focus on just fasting sugar to determine how well controlled your diabetes is. Mealtime blood sugars are also very important. A 136 fasting blood sugar is not optimal. Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100. ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similar to diabetes in adult or is it very different?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similar to diabetes in adult or is it very different?

Very different: Nephrogenic di= kidney does not respond to ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone adult diabetes, no longer called that now called type 2 diabetes, body does not respond to Insulin and blood sugar inreases in the blood. ...Read more

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Are reactive hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes the same thing?

Are reactive hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes the same thing?

Different.: These are different things. Reactive hypoglycemia is an overly brisk response of your pancreas to a particularly sugary meal; too much insulin is released in the blood sugars plummet. Prediabetes is a slight elevation of your blood sugars in the longer-term which suggests a predisposition to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the role of insulin in diabetes?

What is the  role of  insulin in diabetes?

Gets sugar in cells.: Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas to get glucose inside the cells and out of the bloodstream. In diabetes type i, the beta-islet cell of the pancreas are destroyed, and no Insulin is secreted. This means glucose builds up in the blood and the cells don't get it, therefore they starve, and death results if untreated. So treatment is to give them insulin. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

How accurate is it that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

Tenormin (atenolol) & Diabetes: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta-blocker class of medication. There are a few studies that show it might cause diabetes, but this is not my clinical experience. Rather, since there are beta receptors in areas of the liver and pancreas, on these meds the body has difficulty detecting blood sugar levels and actually blood sugar levels can drop and because the heart rate won't go up on these meds, you may not know. ...Read more

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Are the peaks and valleys of sugar levels as drastic in diabetes II as diabetes i?

Are the peaks and valleys of sugar levels as drastic in diabetes II as diabetes i?

Usually not: Type 1 diabetics require Insulin and the peaks and valleys of blood sugar levels tend to vary more than with type 2 diabetics. When under control, both type 1 and type 2 diabetics should ideally not have very deep drops nor very high elevations in their blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

No: Not all increased eye pressure results in glaucoma. Ocular hypertension is considered a glaucoma suspect and is followed until progressive optic nerve damage is detected, which can be a different pressure for different patients. Various ethnicities define elevated eye pressure with different cutoffs. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

No: Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. This can contribute to a different problem- peripheral vascular disease (otherwise known as pad, "hardening of the arteries, " atherosclerosis, and other names). ...Read more

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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

We can say: Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning. Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness. ...Read more

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Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?

Is diabetes mellitus 1 characterized as the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin?

A key issue, but No: Glucose control is complex & Insulin is only one of many controls involved, but insufficient ouput is basis for DX of type 1, <35 to 45 units/24 hrs, easily checked by checking c-peptide production. Insulin always secreted with amylin, available as symlin (pramlintide), (pramlintide) thus stopping all carbs & adding symlin (pramlintide) can markedly help. Other issues: body fat (binds insulin), muscle mass, adrenalin, gh, resistin, glp-1. ...Read more

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Is pre-diabetes the same as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired resting glucose?

Is pre-diabetes the same as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired resting glucose?

Yes: Prediabetes is impaired fasting glucose (ifg) or impaired glucose tolerant (igt). Some patient will have ifg but no igt while other will have igt and not ifg. High risk pre-diabetes are patients who have both ifg and igt. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more