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Tes Tape Diabetes Related Agent
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
I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?
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
Was in vietnam , have heart , high blood pressure, diabetes. It's sounding more like agent orange, can this be treated?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer