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What is the treatment for diabetes complications?

What is the treatment for diabetes complications?

It depends: Different complications require different treatments. In general, keeping blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control will be beneficial. Eating smart, exercising, not smoking, and losing weight can help with controlling sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol, and for some complications, may be directly helpful themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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What is the newest treatment for diabetes?

What is the newest treatment for diabetes?

Older is better.: Newest treatments are not as effective, safe or inexpensive as the old standards: metformin, sulfonylureas, and insulin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pre-diabetes?

What is the treatment for pre-diabetes?

Diet & exercise: Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that one is at high risk of developing diabetes. So, one should reduce all the risk factors. This includes but is not limited to: a healthy diet, exercise, weight reduction, increased cardiovascular activity, blood pressure control, and ongoing medical follow-up. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

Insulin: Juvenile diabetes is now called type 1 diabetes, an important distinction as more and more teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now. Type 1 diabetes is due to the immune system making antibodies that attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, so a person has no or very little insulin. Insulin is the core treatment for type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: There are many ways to properly treat your diabetes and you cannot know which treatment is best for you until you have been examined by your doctor and had the appropriate lab tests done. At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes. If you work hard at it you may well get rid of diabetes. That should be your goal if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gestational diabetes?

What is the best treatment for gestational diabetes?

Diet and exercise: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prediabetes?

What is the treatment for prediabetes?

Behavior Change Game: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

Diet exercise & Meds: Treatment is geared to the type of hyperlipidemia. The general modalitie are diet low in saturated fats and carbohydrates, weight loss throug diet and exercise, treatment of underlying illness, e.g., diabetes, hypothyroidism; use of drugs such as statins. Additional drugs may be added depending on the response. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypoglycemia in diabetics?

What is the treatment for hypoglycemia in diabetics?

Sugar: Diabetics frequently carry with them some sugar to take quickly if they feel a hypoglycemic episode come on quickly. ...Read more

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What will be the future treatment for diabetes?

What will be the future treatment for diabetes?

Many new drug: Classes being evaluated will be able to control diabetes very well , along with current meds, without risk of weight gain or low blood sugar for type 1 diabetes, 'artificial pancreas' coming sooner than later. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for diabetic neurothopy?

What's the treatment for diabetic neurothopy?

Diabetic neuropathy : By having your blood sugars in control and a1c at goal will help with diabetic neuropathy. Medications that are available by prescription are Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin. ...Read more

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What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for copd?

What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for copd?

No cure: There is no cure for COPD, There are several things one can do to alleviate symptoms. In general the list is: 1) smoking cessation 2) Supplemental Oxygen in more severe disease 3) inhaled medications: there are multiple options, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators etc 4) pulmonary rehabilitation ( controlled exercise) 5) vaccinations for pneumonia and the flu. Discuss details with your doctor ...Read more

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What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for COPD ?

What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for COPD ?

Copd: There is no "cure" for copd, and unfortunately the medications for it can improve symptoms and reduce exacerbations but do not convincingly improve survival. Smoking cessation is by far the most important step in management. There are some new medications out, but nothing that really modifies the disease. Implantable "coils" are being studied and may offer improvement in symptoms for some. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for gestational diabetes?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for gestational diabetes?

Diet, exercise, meds: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office. ...Read more

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What is the most typical treatment for diabetes?

What is the most typical treatment for diabetes?

Depends: That depends on the type of diabetes you have, type i vs type ii, also on how advance you daibetes is, that is do you have complactions of diabetes already such as renal failure, diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy ect... Sometimes diet and exercise alone can keep your diabetes under control, there are a wide range of diabetic treatments available, you and your doctor should discuss your options. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for hypertension?

What's the treatment for hypertension?

Depends: If your looking for treatment options i would check out curecrowd. Everyone is different but its a great starting point to see what people say works, and has great screening tools to help you find something more specific for you. http://curecrowd.com/ailments/hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?

It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for diabetes?

What are the treatments for diabetes?

Depends on the type: If it is type 1 diabetes, Insulin is the treatment. For type ii diet and exercise can keep it completely under control. There are medications for those who do not wish to use diet and exercise. ...Read more

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