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Struggling To Lose Weight With Type 1 Diabetes And Pcos
No: There is a link between type 2 dm and pcos --insulin resistance, but no link between type 1 and pcos. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Sometimes: Some dmt1 patients present with weight loss. This is a complex disease that requires close collaboration between you and your dr. ...Read more
How long does metformin take to start working. I've been on it two weeks. I have pcos and type 1 diabetes and am worried about my blood sugar.?
Healthy lifestyle: There are no shortcuts for weight management in patients with type 1 diabetes. It's always best to minimize low sugars (to avoid eating more to keep sugars up), eat healthy, exercise, and get quality sleep. Taking Insulin is vital in this process, though amount may need to be lowered if blood sugars become too tight or low during this process. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Eat less/exercise: The more one eats, the more Insulin is needed to control blood sugar. Exercise helps increase sensitivity to Insulin so that less is needed to maintain good control also. Combining healthy eating and exercise is the safest and best way to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more
I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?
See below: I know this may be difficult for you but pain meds particularly at age 18 is definitely not the answer. I know this from working in this field for 20 years. The pain medication will work for a short time but comes with the risks of dependence, gradual lack of effect, constipation and maybe even long term immune effects. Work with a nutritionist to loseweight and learn healthy eating habits. Walk. ...Read more
Is protein intake any different if you have type 1 diabetes? I s it fine if I eat 170g protein (I'm 17 y/o and my weight is 168lbs and height is 6.1)
You are doing fine: And your protein intake is suitable, in diabetes in general, it is rather the carbohydrates and fats that you need to watch diligently. A dietician, if you have access to one, can help you a lot and coach you right through your diet for better control of your weight, hence your diabetes, which I believe your are taking good care of, best wishes ...Read more
I am type 1 diabetes’s and I have coeliac disease, I have tried to cut out gluten but then my sugar drops, And I end up eating bread to stabilize it, have no energy I could sleep all day and I am picking up weight I’m not sure what to do?
Gluten free bread or: You can easily raise your BS with orange juice or other non gluten products. Potatoes are another easy starch that is gluten free. Every time you consume gluten, your body is triggered to make new anti-gluten antibodies which attack your tissues. It is not a simple allergy, it is more like rheumatoid arthritis but you can avoid the triggers. Work with a dietitian with your treatment team. ...Read more
Depends: I seldom recommend juices any more because I consider them little more than flavored sugar water. The potential health benefits are over sold, as you can get the nutrients in a calorie free pill. As a practical issue, a small amount of juice, as part of balanced nutrition, is fine for most, including diabetics. However, I have treated many chubby kids who dropped 10 lb/yr by just eliminating juices. ...Read more
Is a pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes more likely to give birth to a child with high or low birth weight?
Depends on control: If blood sugar control isn't good, the pregnancy can be adversely affected and lead to fetal defects and prematurity, let alone potential loss of pregnancy. On the other hand, chronically elevated blood sugars can also make the baby too large. Higher risk for c-section and problems with delivery and newborn trouble regulating blood sugar. Please be safe for you and baby and take care of diabetes. ...Read more
I have POCS I am 18 years old and a healthy weight what are my chances of developing diabetes as there has been type 1 diabetes in my family.
Yes: I am assuming you need to lose some weight... If so you can do a weight-watchers diet with type 1 diabetes. Just make sure you talk to your doctor and dietitian first about how to adjust your Insulin if you start seeing highs or lows on the new food regimen. Weight watchers is a great program with balanced meals and moderate exercise. ...Read more
I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 yrs, no complications. On wt watchers but can't lose wt. Does insulin play. A role?
Type I diabetes weig: In type one and for that puposes type two diabetes when it is treated with insulin, you tend to gain weight as a result of Insulin therapy. That is a side effect of Insulin therapy. You need to continue calorie restrction and exercise to minimise the effect of insulin. So good luck and keep trying. ...Read more
I'm 20yrs old with type 1 diabetes. My weight is 130lbs, height being 171cms. How can I increase my weight without affecting glucose levels?
I am a 16 year old diabetic and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. Do you think they will find and give me a cure in my lifetime?
My son has type 1 diabetes and has constant stomach ache followed by diarheaa and not gaining much weight. I am worried he might have worms in stomach?
Unexplained weight loss, CT scan of abdomen, CBC, CMP, Lipase, Amylase and upper endoscopy, nothing. I am prediabetic, could this be type 1 diabetes?
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
Diet: Start learning about food with low glycemic index (scale indicating how high a food can raise your blood sugar level). Start eating more vegetable and fruits. Non-starchy vegetables are best: spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans. Eat whole grain foods instead of processed food (whole wheat over white breads). Add fish to your meals 2-3 times per week. Dry beans & lentils are good protein... ...Read more
Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life. ...Read more
Very personal: You need to speak with your doctor and, if possible, a diabetes educator or experienced nurse and create a plan that includes Insulin dosage, diet, and exercise so that your blood sugar is in your target range. For each person with type 1 diabetes, this is a unique schedule that must be determined individually. ...Read more
Insulin Dependent: Your Insulin will need to come from daily injections or an Insulin pump. You will be guided towards a healthy lifestyle which will include attention to diet and exercise. You will need to check your blood sugars at home at least 4 times/day. Hopefully you have access to a diabetes center where you will spend time with certified diabetes educators who are key people in helping patients manage well. ...Read more
The risk of your children getting t1dm is higher than if your husband did not have it, but it is not very high. About 1 in 17. Check out the ada web site:
type 2 diabetes is actually more strongly inherited than t1dm. ...Read more
Months to years: Type 1 diabetes occurs because of autoimmune destruction of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This destruction can occur over months or, in some adults, years. Sometimes it occurs slowly enough that people are misdiagnosed as being type 2 diabetics rather than type 1. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more