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When must overweight men be screened for diabetes?

When must overweight men be screened for diabetes?

When symptoms appear: The us preventive services task force reviewed this and found that screening all overweight men without symptoms for diabetes was not clearly beneficial. However, if someone has increased thirst or urination, dizziness, fatigue or weight change, they should be checked - this is technically not screening if there are symptoms. A good iphone app for staying healthy is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Please tell me, could men with type 1 diabetes have children?

Please tell me, could men with type 1 diabetes have children?

Absolutely: Type 1 diabetes is a loss of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. There is nothing wrong with the rest of the equipment. After many years of diabetes, some diabetics get neuropathy, which can cause erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?

Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?

Don't take calcium: You need to take sufficient vitamin d from sun or supplements to be in the high side of normal. This may require as much as 10, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. Do not take calcium supplements. All healthy unprocessed food contains calcium and all the other necessary minerals like magnesium.And zinc that you need. Small doses of zinc blocks osteoclasts. Cadmium plays a role in all these problems. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Diabetes, impotence: Yes , diabetes is one of the most common causes of impotence. Other causes are high blood pressure, high blood lipids, smoking, low testosterone, and some medications can be problematic. ...Read more

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Can a 430lbs men go on a 1000 calorie diet by having 2 meal replacements and a very low calorie dinner all this with type 2 diabetes?

Can a 430lbs men go on a 1000 calorie diet by having 2 meal replacements and a very low calorie dinner all this with type 2 diabetes?

Possible: I recommend you do this under the supervision of your physician to monitor your electrolytes and adjust your diabetes medications as you start losing weight. Remember the best diet is one you can maintain for life so unless there is a medical reason to do something this drastic, i think you should talk to your doctor and come up with a sustainable plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What % of men get diabetes on hormone therapy lupron (leuprolide)?

What  %  of men  get diabetes  on hormone  therapy  lupron (leuprolide)?

IT'S A RISK: Elevation of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and development of diabetes has been reported in people who use lupron (leuprolide). No specific percentage, the most important thing is to have your glucose levels monitored by your doctor. If necessary then treat. ...Read more

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Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.

Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.

YES, CAN HAPPEN: Some supplements can cause flushing, which could well feel like a "hot flash", and Niacin is a common offender. Several meds are listed also as causing flushing, such as the new ms drug tecfidera. The physicians desk reference will be an all-inclusive source to assist your search and confirm or disconfirm possibilities. Also, discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes: Thirsty alot, hungry alot and peeing a lot (polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria). ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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