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Can't use carbs: Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs, sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
123's of ABC's: Diabetes is all about numbers but letters too...Be sure you know the 123's of your abc's a - a1c: <7.0% but individualize b - blood pressure: <130/<80 c - cholesterol: LDL <100 & <70 if high risk for heart disease d - diet: carbohydrate count e - exercise: 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity exercise f - figure: 10% weight loss g - glucose: fasting = 70-130 & peak 1-2 hour after eating = <180. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know how to eat right and know i'll develop diabetes soon but can't change my ways, what do I do?
Adiction: Food is like an addicion, and awareness of the adiction is the first step. You seem to have already stepped in the right direction. Diets and plans only go so far which you may have already guessed. Food addiction requires change at the psychological level. Treatment with some one who specializes in behavioral, psychological domains and nutrition would be the best way to approach this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Some are classic but not all are classic. One typically begins to have the three "p's". Polyuria-excessive urination, polydipsia-excessive thirst and polyphagia-excessive hunger. Weight loss is then present due to the sugar in the blood and filtering of this concentrated sugar in the urine pulling water out of the body. One may itch, have vision changes, feel fatigued and many more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Most people dont know they have diabetes until the sugars become so high it makes them urinate frequently, drink lots of water and lose weight. Many people are found to have diabetes with routine screening and without symptoms. If its early diabetes you wont have the classic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By blood tests: If you have diabetes, a blood sugar level done after 8-12 hours without food will generally be high. Another test, the 'hemoglobin a1c, ' reflects your blood sugar levels over the prior three months. Sugar in your urine is also a clue. But do be tested if you are concerned. Diabetes that is well managed will tend to cause fewer long-term complications. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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