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Please Explain How Can I Control And Manage Diabetes Type 1
Depends: Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently. Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic diet: The space we have here cannot begin to go over the diet of a diabetic. You need to get in for several sessions with a dietician or a diabetic educator. They will review OK and not OK foods as well as carb counting, reading labels, portions. They will also review what to do when you are too high or too low. Please take the time to see the dietician soon. Also lots of really good diabetic cookbooks! ...Read more
Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more
Work With Your Doc: Diabetes can be complex, but is very manageable. First, get it controlled before pregnancy, which means get the hba1c <7%. Type 1 dm can be complex, so at least get it as close to 7% as possible to decrease the risk of congenital abnormalities. Next, have your physician review your sugars every week, see them regularly, and let them know if you have questions/concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 diabetes. : Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of sugar&water: Even though most people with type 2 diabetes are obese or overweight, but people who present with diabetes are passing lots of urine and sugar in their urine which may make them loose weight.But once they are started on oral meds like tzds and sulphonyl ureas and Insulin will make most people gain weight which is a complication of the treatment and not desirable. ...Read more
See prior , plus: A complex question, but the best rx starts with everything that would be advised for the healthy development of any child. Type 1diabetic places that person at risk of more rapid agingof cardiocascular system. Additionally, maintaining a normal wt for ht, keeping an active lifestyle, eating healthy small meals 4-5 times daily, reg checkups, self-monitoring of bs. Love, don't smother, don't spoil. ...Read more
Many things: Work with your doctor to develop a good diabetes treatment regimen. Try to utilize diabetes drugs that do not cause weight gain if possible. Start a consistent exercise and diet program. Eat more soluble fibers (oats, lentils, apples, berries...). Keep track of bs and keep close contact with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you please explain to me why type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?
Resistance vs nothin: Patients with type 2 dm still make insulin, enough to avoid DKA even when in poor control. However, if control is bad enough, even a patient with type 2 can occasionally get DKA once beta islet cells are spent. Those with type 1 essentially make no insulin, unlike patients with type 2. ...Read more
Tell them...: You need Insulin to get sugar into cells for them to use for energy creation without it, cells starve, blood sugar rises in blood and makes you sick in many ways. Just like if you don't have iron, can't make blood cells, get anemia and side effectsaccrue from anemia, low blood cell count. ...Read more
Nobody knows: Type 1 dm is an autoimmune disease occurring when an environmental trigger(s) sets off genes in the body to make antibodies against insulin-producing cells. Even with the genetic predisposition, there is only a 40% chance of getting diabetes. If an identical twin has type 1 diabetes, the other won't necessarily get it. ...Read more
Types of Diabetes: Type I Diabetes is now called "Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Type II Diabetes is now referred to as "Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Your endocrinologist will order Glucose Tolerance Testing and attempt to control your diabetes with oral medications. If oral medications work for you, you are a NIDDM (Type II). If the pancreas does not produce insulin, you must substitute external Insulin (IDDM ...Read more
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