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My dad has stage4 melanoma that spread to the lungs, gall bladder, bladder& brain, age 71 has diabetes, what are his survival rates?
Diabetes mellitus originally means sweet urine. It results from the inability of the body to properly process food we consume into sugar and control it. Medically is defined as persistently high blood sugar above 125mg/dl in the fasting state or above 200 randomly--this is how docs test your blood to diagnose diabetes. Stay well and have ...Read more
Hello doctor my friend is detected with t3n2mo breast cancer and had UTI due to diabetes 5 months back.She is 62yrs what is her chance of survival.?
It depends: First of all sorry to hear your loved one is diagnosed with cancer. There are good treatment options for locally advanced breast cancer which seems to be the case here. I have known patients with similar disease that are several decade survivors. It depends on how well treatment response is. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Absolutely!: A good diet for most people with diabetes is also a good diet for most people without diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes can eat almost anything, following two basic principles: portion control & balance. Portion control keeps total calories in a range to allow for weight loss/prevent weight gain. Balance means eating protein along with carbs to slow absorption of the sugar, and prevent spikes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Avoid sugar & carbs : Everyone agrees that it is best to avoid sugar and minimize simple carbs (as found in rice, wheat and other grains) and sweet fruits. It is good to emphasize vegetables, beans and nuts. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet often dramatically improves and at times even reverses diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods.Html. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Many!: There are a lot of great foods out there - perfect for diabetes. The key is high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and low in simple carbohydrate (sugar). The key to diabetic eating is portion control. Too much of a good thing is not good. I have a "menu" on my web site that will help you understand portions: www.Portlandpreventivecardiology.Com you can also go to the am diabetes assoc web page. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
The sugar goes down: This happens to everyone, not just diabetics. We have a limited store of sugar/protein(which can be converted to sugar) which is being used constantly to keep body alive; thus must be replenished--via eating. Not eating=storage depletion. For diabetics, it is more concerning due to the use of medication which reduces the sugar. So, +meds and no food=danger of hypoglycemia. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
M58, I am diabetic, I forget what is permitted is there any simple overall guideline so that I do not eat more starchy foods?
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