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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?

My dad has stage4 melanoma that spread to the lungs, gall bladder, bladder& brain, age 71 has diabetes, what are his survival rates?

Too many Variables: I am sorry to hear of your family's struggled. But we do not have any concrete information about your father's health condition. This is a question to ask of his doctors directly. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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

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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.?

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 more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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I'm 49 year old female.my hubby is diabetic can I eat the same food as him I'm not diabetic.

I'm 49 year old female.my hubby is diabetic can I eat the same food as him I'm not diabetic.

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 more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Know your family history
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Eat healthy and in moderation
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Exercise daily
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What would happen if you don't get enough food to eat when you are a diabetic?

What would happen if you don't get enough food to eat when you are a diabetic?

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 more

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What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

ADA diet: American diabetes association has specific diet recommendations for diabetics. The dash diet is designed for high blood pressure but is also good for diabetics. Effectively you have to count and limit carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Control your diet -- what you eat and how much you eat is important
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Increase exercise -- you need at least 30 minutes daily
Daily
Control your weight
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