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My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

Non-insulin injectio: New injectables are available. Some side effects are weight loss. Here is link http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/diabetes_mellitus/hic_non-insulin_injectable_medications.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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It have diabetes type 2 what could happen if i stop taking my medication?

Complications unless: This depends on how bad your diabetes is & what other measures you are using to control it. If you stop your meds your sugars will likely go higher & over time this leads to increased risk of serious complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure & early death. However, it is often possible to control diabetes with diet, exercise & supplements. Why do you want to stop? See comment:. ...Read more

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What medications are used for someone who has poor circulation due to diabetes type 2?

What medications are used for someone who has poor circulation due to diabetes type 2?

Several: Treatment of poor circulation depends on the symptoms and stage of disease. Medically these patients should be on antiplatelets like aspirin, statins to lower bad cholesterol like Lipitor (atorvastatin) , some medications to help with walking but don't affect the blockage like pletal. Must have tight sugar control. In advanced stages stenting or bypass surgeries are needed. ...Read more

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My dad has diabetes type 2 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?

My dad has diabetes type 2 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?

Long life possible: Your father has conditions which poses serious risks to his life but modern medicine has much to offer and he can do a lot to help himself. Losing weight and controlling both diabetes and hypertension are at least in part within his own control. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you can't treat diabetes type 1 or type 2?

Could you tell me what happens if you can't treat diabetes type 1 or type 2?

Many problems: If diabetes is not treated whether type 1 or 2 it will eventually lead to organ damage in the eyes, kidneys, nerve damage in the feet and increased risk of heart diease. Luckily dm is a very treatable disease with the appropriate medications although which medication works best depends on the individual. ...Read more

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Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Maybe early dx?: If you have type 1 diabetes, you may be describing mild elevation in hba1c. That would mean that the disease was caught early. I am not sure what else you may be referring to as borderline. ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored.Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot.In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size.Extra is often given. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

Many Choices: We have many choices 1 diet, exercise and weight loss 2 oral antidaibetic drugs there are many to chose from different classes from metformin to onglyzza. 3byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydorian 4 insulin varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. ...Read more

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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

DM2: 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates 2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk 3. Medications under direction of your doctor 4. Regular blood sugars checks. ...Read more

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