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The Diabetic Use Of Dmso
Is topical application of Dmso helpful in relieving the tight sock sensation of peripheral neuropathy?
I would not use it: DMSO is a chemical that improves solubility of certain chemicals, I would not apply it to my skin. It has toxic effects and it has not been shown to benefit people with neuropathy. http://www.livestrong.com/article/545149-dmso-and-peripheral-neuropathy/ ...Read more
Honey and DM : Honey is one of 4000 wound care products. It can be helpful in some patients with some wounds; it is not a panacea; it will not be helpful to many patients; it should not replace careful observation by trained health professionals; it should not be used without clinicians observing the wound. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is one of the side effects of long term use of miralax (polyethylene glycol) a burning sensation in the throat?
NO!: Will probably do more harm than good. Needs a visit to the er, now>. ...Read more
No significant: Insulin is a natural hormone. It is very rare to have allergic reactions to insulin. Occasionally one can see thickening of the skin after years of injecting Insulin into one area. There are no adverse long term effects of insulin, whereas there are many severe long term effects of poorly treated diabetes. Of course, you need to take the correct amount in order to control sugars without low sugar. ...Read more
Nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray: The spray form of nitroglycerine has a very rapid onset of action. It is a vasodilator so that low blood volume, fever and vasodilation, low blood pressure and stroke volume all have the potential for serious hypotension to be caused by the use of the agent. ...Read more
No: I am not aware of any such evidence. ...Read more
Unknown, unlikely: In the short term, glucosamine has not been shown to have any affect on sugar or developing diabetes. Long-term affects are unknown, but no evidence exists to suspect that long-term use of glucosamine will lead to a higher risk of developing diabetes. Further studies are needed to prove this though. ...Read more
Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more
Not at all : There is no evidence to support that. ...Read more
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If you have been diagnosed a diabetic, then a diff Dr says you're pre-d. You have 3 FPG 129,141,127 w a1c 5.9, is the diagnosis that crucial?
Two related: diagnoses differing only in intensity. This adds up to the need for you to change your lifestyle, e.g., diet and exercise, w/guidance from your doc. 50% of USA population is now pre-diabetic or diabetic. The damage this does to body eventually is great. I'm glad someone is helping you catch this early. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Missing ADH (vasopressin): Anti diuretic hormone helps concentrate the urine to keep the body's sodium and water levels balanced. If the brain does not make enough ADH (vasopressin) or of the kidney ignores the adh, (vasopressin) a person can urinate too much dilute urine, becoming hypernatremic (high sodium) and dehydrated. Can be genetic, due to head trauma, brain tumor, infection, anorexia, idiopathic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bro is diabetic since14.Since15, his school degrees changed from(a)to(d).Now he's21, still can't focus in studying for long time.What's wrong with him
Focus and diabetes: Assuming you brother is a type 1 diabetic, there could be a few things. One is poor blood sugar control which can really effect many cognitive functions of the brain. Thyroid disorders are more common in type 1 diabetics which is another possible cause. The last is depression which is quite common in young and older diabetics. Hope this helped ...Read more
No cure: There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent european research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent. ...Read more
You cannot: "cure" Diabetes at this point (BUT a CURE IS ON THE HORIZEN) You can take steps to avoid the full blown disease (If it is TYPE 2) by keeping your weight in normal limits and EXERCISING! I need more information and so do you Consider a Health Tap Prime Concierge Appointment! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Usually not: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out." ...Read more
Insulin deficiency: Type i dm is an autoimmune disorder that affects both males and females and is characterized by immune destruction of the Insulin producing cells, called the beta cells, in the pancreas. Such destruction will lead to a state of Insulin deficiency and cause the affected individual to be Insulin dependent in order to sustain life. Presently, there is effective treatment, not cure. Research is ongoin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin. If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes, type 2 in type 1 something we don't understand , in environment, leads to destruction of Insulin producing cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosing Diabetes: Diabetes presents in all different ways. You may have increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, blurry vision or skin rashes that don't heal. An elevated fasting glucose or an elevated hgba1c are other methods your pcp may use to diagnose new onset type 2 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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