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Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

Kidney disease.: People with long-standing diabetes can develop nephropathy, or kidney disease. When the kidneys are functioning properly, there is only tiny amount of a protein called Albumin found in the urine. As the kidney filtering fails in diabetic nephropathy, there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine, causing albuminuria (high amounts of Albumin in the urine). ...Read more

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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amount of Albumin that your kidneys spill into your urine by taking a medicine called an ace inhibitor or an arb. The dose may need to be titrated up to get your blood pressure down and to reduce the albuminuria. This helps to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

Depends: For uncontrolled blood glucose, albuminuria or mau is a marker for kidney damage. Really depends on the individual as frequency is based on blood glucose. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

Diabetes: Poorly controlled diabetes can affect nerves to the bladder. Patients have trouble urinating and emptying their bladder completely. This causes frequent urination. ...Read more

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Which medical tests should diabetes patients have ?

Which medical tests should diabetes patients have ?

Multiple: For full information talk w/your doctor and visit diabetes.Org (the american diabetes association website). ...Read more

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How is diabetes treated and managed in newly diagnosed patients?

How is diabetes treated and managed in newly diagnosed patients?

Lifestyle changes: For type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common kind), first steps in treatment center on learning about diabetes, and making changes to the diet and adding in regular exercise. Medications are sometimes needed from the outset and that depends on the clinical situation. Keep in mind that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, many times there are already complications from it, so don't wait! ...Read more

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Can a diabetes patient consume milk ..

Can a diabetes patient consume milk ..

Yes: within reason and as part of an approved ADA diet plan. ...Read more

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What fruits are to be avoided by diabetes patients?

What fruits are to be avoided by diabetes patients?

High glycemic: High glycemic fruits should be avoided since they can spike your blood sugar. These are tropical fruits such as pineapples, mangos, papayas and melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew). ...Read more

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For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

Lower is preferred: less than 140/90 is preferred and ideally it should be less than 120/80. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Low carbohydrate: To improve diabetes, completely stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as eggs, fish meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil normalize blood sugars and may reduce need for med. Read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Protein containing: food such as eggs, chicken and lean meats. Fruits in moderation and lots of green. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is type II diabetes reversible in patients with weak symptoms?

Is type II diabetes reversible in patients with weak symptoms?

Probably: If you pay attention to a good diet with carb restriction, lose weight and have a regular exercise routine the diabetes will be controlled to the point that the sugars would be normal. This means that the condition is controlled, but can become obvious and out of control if all the above is not followed on a consistent basis. ...Read more

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Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Everything: There is almost no organ system not effected by diabetes.Don't you want a skilled educator to help you treat all the multiple possible complications? ...Read more

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My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8% . Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8% . Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

You should : Follow ur treating physicians advice.They know you better than i ( history, physical, labs, weight, diet). Some diabetics can get off or stay off meds by losing 20-30 lbs ( if overweight) by a careful diet and exercise regemin. Good luck. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that patients with diabetes have prolonged recovery compared to patients without diabetes?

For what reason might it be that patients with diabetes have prolonged recovery compared to patients without diabetes?

MultipleBloodFlowEtc: Dm degrades both macrovascular (accelerates atherosclerosis) & microvascular blood supply to tissues & increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins. This is a complex issue with many addditional factors, many still poorly understood. ...Read more

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What's something from the patient's history and/or investigations used to accurately distinguish between type 1 and 2 diabetes?

GAD antibodies: Type 1 diabetes has anti-islet antibodies or anti-gad antibodies; these can be measured if the precise diagnosis is important. Type 1 diabetics are "younger", require Insulin from the beginning, are thinner, and are prone to ketoacidosis. Type 2's usually don't require Insulin initially, are heavier, older, and often have a stronger family history. There are some people who are hard to classify. ...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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Why diabetes patient cannot heal up their wounds?

2 reasons:: 1. Bad circulation - blood does not get to that area and so cells don't have enough food to make new tissue; 2. They cannot feel when they re-injure the wound. ...Read more