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Medicine For Double Diabetes
Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...Read more
Many Choices: If is impossible to answer what is best insulin or oral tablet for Diabetes. There are so many choices and what is best for you, may not be best for others. And most of the patients are treated with more than one pill with or without Insulin. But one pill stands out in any combination and I call it number 1 pill for Type 2 Diabetes. And that is Metformin.It is cheap, well tolerated and weight neutral ...Read more
Many diff. Options: That's a very broad question. If its type 2 diabetes then typically patients start with pills. There are a variety of pills out there. There are hormonal injections. Finally there are various types on insulin with differing properties. We choose which medications to use based on the severity of diabetes and other factors such as the patients weight, goals, health and cost of the medications. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on wheter you ar type I or type ii. Tools? Of course diet is important. Knowing what to eat, when to eat and how to eat is a huge part of dm management. Exercise is very important along with fluids and proper rest. Know the glycemic index of foods you eat. Low glycemic foods will help. Vitamins and trace elements will help. Good mental health is improtant as well. Best to you. ...Read more
Categories: Hi categories of diabetes drugs include: insulins (multiple types with different properties), biguanides (metformin currently the only one), glitazones (pioglitazone & rosiglitazone), GLP-1 agonists (liraglutide & exenatide), DPP-4 inhibitors (sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin), SGLT-2 inhibitors (canagliflozin & dapagliflozin), sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glyburide, glipizide), AGIs, others ...Read more
Avoid complications!: Medications for diabetes work to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, helping you avoid complications which can come from chronically high sugar levels. These complications include kidney disease, visual problems, nerve damage, heart disease, and stroke. Stay healthy! ...Read more
Long term problem: Some people with type 2 diabetes can get off of medication after weight loss and substantial changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. However, diabetes is a long term disorder, and there are genetic factors that put a person at risk that he has no control over. So, long term medical care and following both dietary, lifestyle and medication recommendations from your doctor are important. ...Read more
If I understand you properly you have diabetes - most likely type 2.
Your doctor should be advising you about therapy for your diabetes and instructing you to keep track of your food intake and what effect it might have on your blood sugar.
You should do this only for breakfast to start with and make medication adjustments as needed.
You should also see a diabetes educator. ...Read more
Side effects: You must report this to your doctor who will then decide what options to consider. ...Read more
I having a hard time getting a erections do to BP medicines. Or diabetes I believe that the nephidipine 60 can be the problem?
Erectile dysfunction: Ed is multifactorial. Diabetes especially if poorly controlled plays a major role in damaging nerves & blood vessels everywhere in your body including the penis. Thus, no erections. High blood pressure can also make it difficult to pump blood where it needs to go, so again no erection. Nifedipine is less likely than beta blockers to cause ed. Work w/your family doc to improve your health. Viagra (sildenafil)? ...Read more
My grandma told me that her chest feel pain in the night after she ate her medicine (diabetes medicine / chinese medicine) may I know why?
Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?
Blood sugars: Commendable that u r actively working to improve your health. Losing 7-10% of your weight can reduce your risk. However, some people r genetically predisposed, and in general pancreas may weaken with age so u may need a me down the road if u have predm or dm now. Check fasting blood sugar once in a while to keep an eye on how u r doing. Best is fasting sugar <100. ...Read more
I m suffering from diabetes from last 13 years I m taking medicine glicomet gp3 850 morning b b/f and dinner but still not control sugar level.
I have cuts on foreskin. I have diabetes and I take regular medicine. The reading is 170 post and 130 fastinf. I tried to apply moisturieser - but no?
BALANITIS: Antifungal with a steroid can help, regular retraction of the foreskin with voiding also. ...Read more
Many options: I assume you have type 2 diabetes. In this day and age, the best diabetes medications are those that do not cause you to gain weight or retain fluids. These are newer medications and are still not generic but they treat both diabetes and are weight-neutral/loss: metformin/byetta/victoza/januvia/onglyza/tradjenta. See your doctor to see if you are a suitable candidate for any of these drugs. ...Read more
SGLT-2 Inhibitor: One of the newest diabetic medications on the market is the sglt-2 inhibitor, canagliflozin. It works by inhibiting the sglt-2 (sodium glucose transoporter) in the kidney. This allows the body to urinate more of the glucose out of the body. It can also help with weight loss and blood pressure. There is an increased risk of yeast infections (yeast loves the extra sugar in the urine!). ...Read more
Watch out in changes: You should always discuss changes in diet with your physician before doing the changes. He is the one that can guide you through it. When you start to restrict calories on your diet try to do it eating the same food but smaller amounts. If you are doing things the right way, sticking yourself to the diabetic diet should make you lose weight. ...Read more