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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A common long-term metabolic disorder where the body does not use the hormone insulin (produced by the pancreas) properly. This results in high blood-sugar levels. ...Read more


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Best medicine for type 2 diabetes along with hypertension?

Best medicine for type 2 diabetes along with hypertension?

Depends: Depends on the severity of diabetes. If ur blood sugar is relatively well controlled with appropriate diet (less carbohydrates like sugar and starch, more vegetables, etc.), & moderate daily exercise, ur diabetes might be controlled with a med like metformin alone. If not, you may need other oral or injectable meds. Blood pressure will need an ace-inhibitor but depends on kidney function. See doc. ...Read more

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Is jujube good for type 2 diabetes?

Is jujube good for type 2 diabetes?

Do not rely.....: I would not rely on alternative medicine for the treatment of something as important as diabetes 2. If you do have diabetes. See a dr. And have him outline an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Is long-term care needed for type 2 diabetes or type 1?

Is long-term care needed for type 2 diabetes or type 1?

Absolutely: There are many aspects of diabetes that need to be followed by a professional. Among these are the control of the blood sugar as well as blood pressure and lipids (like cholesterol). One needs to be examined and tested for complications of diabetes and when found these complications need to be managed to slow further progression. Referral to other professional may be necessary. ...Read more

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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...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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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

No: There is no cure for diabetes 2 yet. There are a few treatment options though, including some advanced procedures. The most widely used & successful treatment is medications and/or insulin. However, procedures like pancreas transplant and stem cell therapy may be used in very select cases. The best way to avoid diabetic complications is strict diet & exercise - decrease blood sugar & pressure. ...Read more

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Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

May be both: Insulin is definitely required for t1 diabetes. Many people will require Insulin for t2 diabetes if they don't lose weight to lower Insulin resistance, their pancreas fails with prolonged period of time, or the oral medication just isn't effective enough to control their glucose. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type  2 an autoimmune disease?

No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more

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Differentiate type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: 37 M asks: Differentiate type 1 and type2 diabetes. But does not ask how much detail. ANS: I would google this for detailed answer. In brief: 2 is inherited, 1 is not. 1 develops suddenly, 2 does not. 2 associated with obesity 1 usually not. 1 requires insulin. no insulin u die. , 2 does not till advanced. 1 shortens life much more than 2. 1 much more likely to go blind and end up on dialysis. ...Read more

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Is caduet alright for someone with type 2 diabetes?

Is caduet alright for someone with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Caduet contains two medications, amlodipine for hypertension and Atorvastatin for elevated cholesterol. Both of these are common problems in diabetics and need to be controlled. ...Read more

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What is the suitable nutrition for diabetes type 2 patient?

What is the suitable nutrition for diabetes type 2 patient?

Type II diabetes: Please see your doc or a nutritionist. He/she will help you make healthy choices and also monitor and support you. There are many books on the market about this topic but having professional help and guidance is safest. ...Read more

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Is there a solution for type 2 diabetes?

Is there a solution for type 2 diabetes?

Type II Diabetes: You can use oral medicine your doc will prescribe. You can also change your lifestyle and stay in touch w/doc so meds can be adjusted or eliminated. The right diet and exercise can help most folks get rid of this disorder. Type 2 diabetes has become epidemic. Peace and good health. Good for your to work on this while young. ...Read more

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Is there any signicantly good herbal medication for type 2 diabetes?

Is there any signicantly good herbal medication for type 2 diabetes?

Not for sugar: Some dried mexican cactuses will lower the sugar - but you must see a diabetologist if diet and exercse do not lower the sugar. You will need some real medication then. ...Read more

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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: This is the type of diabetes where your body is resistant to the hormone Insulin and therefore your body can't process carbohydrates properly. ...Read more

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For what reasons type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

For what reasons type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Because type 1 folks: Have absolute deficientcy of Insulin and type 2 patients have a 'relative' lack of Insulin or Insulin action. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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