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Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

No: High leptin levels signify leptin insensitivity - becomes inflammatory marker. Instead if you have diabetes taking chromium supplements 6000mcg per day -as 2000mcg three times a day helps with weight loss fish rich food helps body respond to leptin again. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What hormone imbalance leads to the type II diabetes mellitus disorder?

What hormone imbalance leads to the type II diabetes mellitus disorder?

It is a problem of y: Yoru pancreas secreting enough Insulin when you need it. The types of diabetes i and ii also affect your bodies response to sugar intake (or carb). Basically you need to see a doctor when you have diabetes. You also need to get a glucose meter so you can monitor it yourself. That you can buy over the counter. In general fasting (early morning) glucose is one goal.. And then over the day... ...Read more

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How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. ...Read more

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes > type 1?

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes > type 1?

Insulin resistance: Patients with type 2 diabetes still make insulin, but they're resistant to it. Therefore, if someone with type 2 becomes Insulin dependent, very commonly the doses may be higher than those used in patients with type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can type 2 diabetes distort/affect glucose regulation?

How can  type 2 diabetes distort/affect glucose regulation?

Varies: Type 2 diabetes -- it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How does an insulin pump treat type 2 diabetes?

How does an insulin pump treat type 2 diabetes?

Very well: An Insulin pump works by delivering a steady rate of Insulin into your system. As you eat, you can give yourself periodic boluses of insulin, similar to the injections you would normally give yourself. Generally the pump is thought to give better control than individual injections. However, you still have to do your part by eating right and exercising. ...Read more

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Can decreasing hepatic gluconeogenesis treat diabetes type 1 and type 2?

Can decreasing hepatic gluconeogenesis treat diabetes type 1 and type 2?

Yes, for Type 2 in: For type ii, in which hepatic gluconeogenesis compounds ?ed bg, the glp-1 analogues & metformin both ?gluconeogenesis; the glp-1 analogues by decreasing secretion of glucagon (more powerful). Metformin by interfering with gluconeogenesis within the liver (less powerful). For type i, suppressing gluconeogenesis dangerous; it blocks internal protection for Insulin induced hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Yes: Igf-1 is a potent glucose lowering agent , in fact the new Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) and NovoLog have alterations in one of the Insulin components that were derived from the observation that when igf-i was injected through the skin it lowered the sugar faster than regular insulin. ...Read more

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Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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How does an endocrinologist treat patients with diabetes mellitus type 2?

How does an endocrinologist treat patients with diabetes mellitus type 2?

DM2: Dm2 can be treated either by family physician, internist or an endocrinologist. Once a diagnosis is made if it is a new onset diabetes usually treated with oral hypoglycemic agents. Generally if patient presents with more than 300 blood sugars patient may need to be on Insulin in addition to oral hypoglycemic agents. Other treatments ace inhibitor, cholesterol meds, life style modifications, diet. ...Read more

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin: Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance). ...Read more

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How to control type II diabetes?

How to control type II diabetes?

Lifestyle and Meds: Diet-the mediterranean diet has been shown to be effective, exercise -150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, stretching, & 2 days a week of resistance training, weight loss of 7-10% weight loss if needed. There are multiple medication on the market to treat type 2 diabetes but we typically start with metformin as the mainstay of therapy and add other medications as needed based on the individual. ...Read more

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Can insulin affect weight loss in type 2 diabetics?

Can insulin affect weight loss in type 2 diabetics?

Yes: Insulin is an anabolic hormone, and can cause the weight to increase in type 2 diabetics. ...Read more

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How does type 1 diabetes affect pro-insulin level?

How does type 1 diabetes affect pro-insulin level?

Pro-insulin: Pro-insulin is a building block for insulin. Pro-insulin levels are increased in patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Patients with Type 1 Diabetes lose the ability to create insulin from pro-insulin. More about pro-insulin https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=proinsulin_blood ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cabay
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Leptin (Definition)

Leptin is a hormone (a chemical made in one part of the body that is carried by the blood to other parts of the body) made by fat cells, and may have effects on appetite and the way ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Leptin Hormone (Definition)

It is an adipose (fat cells)- derived hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, ...Read more