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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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Which medicine for diabetes new patient?

Which medicine for diabetes new patient?

Several: Depends on your weight , renal function and how high your bs is running. Metformin could be first option if renal function is okay and bs is not very high .New meds like januvia (sitagliptin) or its combination with metformin or sulfonuria. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

Many options: It's depends on the degree of abnormalities and what other drugs you are on. One similar drug to Avandia (rosiglitazone) is actos. Otherwise, you might completely switch class and use a different medication. Only your doctor who know you best will be able to recommend the best alternatives for you...But there are many other available options. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for diabetes mellitus?

What is the typical treatment for diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: There are many ways to properly treat your diabetes and you cannot know which treatment is best for you until you have been examined by your doctor and had the appropriate lab tests done. At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes. If you work hard at it you may well get rid of diabetes. That should be your goal if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred insulin for diabetes type ii?

Is there a preferred insulin for diabetes type ii?

The first line : Treatment for diabetes is not insulin. It is first dietary and lifestyle changes, then various oral medications. The last would be insulin. There is no preferred type of insulin........ ...Read more

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Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

GeneControlIsletCell: For type ii, better understanding complex genetic controls is the main focus. There has been some progress using agents which change the response of ppar, esp ?/? & ?, receptors, complex metabolic controls present in most tissues. For type i, ongoing work to grow islet cells in tissue culture, encapsulate them so as to be able to inject them into the abdominal cavity, has had some limited success. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for diabetes mellitus without having medicine ?

Is there an effective treatment for diabetes mellitus without having medicine ?

Yes! Behavior Change: In order to reverse prediabetic or diabetic state you must pursue aggressive behavior and lifestyle change. Water, eating veggies and 10k steps a day are recommended. Utilizing mobile tools to assist you will help reinforce your good behaviors. Try our mobile behavior change system to assist your physician's recommendations! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?mt=8 ...Read more

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What is better for treating diabetes: insulin or pills?

What is better for treating diabetes: insulin or pills?

We prefer to not...: use hypoglycemic agents (sulfonylureas, glinides, insulin) if the other newer agents, including injectable GLP-1 agonists , are working as they don't cause low blood gugars or weight gain ...Read more

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What's the latest treatment news on diabetes mellitus type 2?

What's the latest treatment news on diabetes mellitus type 2?

Diabetes Rx: There are currently 14 drug classes (including insulins) to treat type 2 diabetes with many more to come in the coming years. Unless you have a specific question, it's too much to list in 400 words. ...Read more

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Does type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy qualify you for a medical marijuana?

Does type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy qualify you for a medical marijuana?

No way, dude!: There is no medical indication for the use of marijuana in diabetic retinopathy nor type 2 diabetes - although i get this request a few times a week practicing in a state that has no legal medical marijuana. The effects of marijuana: increased appetite, mellow feeling, and slowing down are the opposite of what you need. You need to be dieting and exercising to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is good "cure" for kidney problems for a type 1 diabetic for 39 years?

What is  good "cure" for kidney problems for a type 1 diabetic for 39 years?

No real cure: Although there is nothing great at reversing damage, you need to focus on preventing further damage. Good control of sugars and blood pressure is essential. Medications such as ace inhibitors or arbs are also useful. Drink plenty of water, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and keep a close eye on your labs. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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What hormone injections are available for someone with diabetes mellitus?

What hormone injections are available for someone with diabetes mellitus?

Insulin/Amylin/GLP-1: Insulin is available in many different preparations that differ based on their duration of action. Amylin is co-secreted with Insulin in those without diabetes and can be injected before meals with Insulin as symlin (pramlintide). Glp-1 replacement hormones are used in type 2 diabetes and are available as either a twice daily (byetta), once daily (victoza), or a once weekly injection (bydureon). ...Read more

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