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What do you find to be typical progression of drugs in type 2 diabetes (ie, start on metformin, but will need to add another agent after x months, etc?

What do you find to be typical progression of drugs in type 2 diabetes (ie, start on metformin, but will need to add another agent after x months, etc?

Many possible: Although metformin is the typical starting medication for most type 2 diabetics, many times it is not adequate alone to control sugars. Additional medications are based on many factors including: how high is your hemoglobin a1c, your weight, your age, other factors like heart, liver, and kidney function, cost factors. A typical next class of drugs would be a dpp-iv inhibitor or glp-1 agonist. ...Read more

Tes Tape (Definition)

Tes-Tape is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

Agent orange: It has been hard to pin down the effects of agent orange. To be sure, it is nasty stuff, but many of the "effects", such as heart, BP, diabetes, are very common in Viet Nam era veterans, regardless of exposure. Hopefully, you're getting treatment for these conditions. ...Read more

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Can my undifferentiated connective tissue disease be generated by my fathers severe exposure to agent orange? He has type 2 diabetes due to exposure.

Can my undifferentiated connective tissue disease be generated by my fathers severe exposure to agent orange? He has type 2 diabetes due to exposure.

Not likely.: The Institute of Medicine publishes a biennial report on the Agent Orange issue. There is limited but suggestive evidence of an association with diabetes (10% of the population has DM and very very few of them were ever exposed to AO) and no proposed evidence linking UCTD to paternal dioxin exposure. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18395 ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

Diabetes: Poorly controlled diabetes can affect nerves to the bladder. Patients have trouble urinating and emptying their bladder completely. This causes frequent urination. ...Read more

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Diabetes- are 101, or 113 #'s diabetic (when they stick your finger, and put it in the little meter gizmo)? Dr said 101 last yr, niece said 113 this y

Diabetes- are 101, or 113 #'s diabetic (when they stick your finger, and put it in the little meter gizmo)? Dr said 101 last yr, niece said 113 this y

Need lab test: Fingerstick sugars done with glucose monitors are meant to be used by diabetics to monitor their blood sugars. They should not be used to diagnose diabetes as they are not accurate enough. A fasting sugar done by a lab above 125 is considered diabetic, normal is under 100, impaired glucose tolerance is between 100 and 125. ...Read more

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How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more

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How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

How common is diabetes in the u.S. Teen population now?

More and more common: There is a huge increase in type 2 diabetes because of increasing obesity across the population especially in children. ...Read more

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I have ED and im suffering with diabetes but i need help for ed?

I have ED and im suffering with diabetes but i need help for ed?

PDE5 inhibitors: Hi. Make sure your diabetes is well controlled. Do you have any neuropathic or vascular complications? I'd start with the PDE5 inhibitors (the Viagra (sildenafil) family). If that doesn't do it, there is a prostaglandin drug you either inject into the penis or slip up the urethra. Lastly there are surgical implants (urologists do these). Good luck! Let's put a smile on both your faces! ;-) ...Read more

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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more

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Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?

Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?

Definitely: Risk increases with age, positive family history and is 70-90% related to obesity. If you're overweight, begin a program of diet, exercise and weight loss. Check w/your doctor and look at diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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If having ED due to type 2 diabetes, what are some ways to fix this?

If having ED due to type 2 diabetes, what are some ways to fix this?

ED from Diabetes II: Diabetes can damage small blood vessels and nerves. Optimal treatment of your diabetes could help. Sometimes Alpha lipoic acid can help in my experience. Optimizing your testosterone may help. ED meds like Viagra (sildenafil) may help, too. Work with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read more

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Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems i will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems i will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Do understand: Don't jump to conclusions. Diabetics can live long, healthy and productive lives, as long as you are careful to eat right, watch your sugar levels, and take your medications as directed. If your potential spouse can't accept that then it's their loss. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the best home remedy for ED resulting from type 2 diabetes?

Can someone tell me the best home remedy for ED resulting from type 2 diabetes?

ED: Diabetes control. Treat hypertension. Check testosterone, thyroid level. Screen for anemia. Treat depression/anxiety. In other words, always look for possible causes and treat them. Then consider options like viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis etc. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more