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Type 1 Diabetes And Pcos
No: There is a link between type 2 dm and pcos --insulin resistance, but no link between type 1 and pcos. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
How long does metformin take to start working. I've been on it two weeks. I have pcos and type 1 diabetes and am worried about my blood sugar.?
I am a 16 year old diabetic and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. Do you think they will find and give me a cure in my lifetime?
Is protein intake any different if you have type 1 diabetes? I s it fine if I eat 170g protein (I'm 17 y/o and my weight is 168lbs and height is 6.1)
You are doing fine: And your protein intake is suitable, in diabetes in general, it is rather the carbohydrates and fats that you need to watch diligently. A dietician, if you have access to one, can help you a lot and coach you right through your diet for better control of your weight, hence your diabetes, which I believe your are taking good care of, best wishes ...Read more
Yes!: This is the only chronic disease in which the treatment is quite a potentially dangerous medicine, insulin. Insulin is lifesaving, but very difficult to dose for those with type one diabetes. Insulin must be dosed just right, and the danger is that giving too much insulin will lead to a serious low blood sugar. Continuous Monitoring of blood sugar with CGM technology can minimize this risk. ...Read more
Nope: There is currently no way to reverse type one diabetes. There are studies for newly diagnosed children and several experimental research strategies being pursued internationally. Artificial Pancreas technology is the closest we have gotten to cure, and this is an active area of research now. ...Read more
Sort of: One in 400-500 people in the general population develops t1d, but 1 in 20 (5 percent) people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has the disease. That means that genes are important and play a role but it's not everything. Environmental factors are also involved that increase the risk for these genes to cause diabetes type 1. We are still trying to find out what and how it does this. ...Read more
Usually unexpectted: Type 1 diabetes generally comes on unexpectedly. A few weeks after a kid has a rather minor viral illness, the quiet attack of antibodies gradually destroys the Insulin making capabilities of the kid. The kid eats and drinks a lot but is drying out as sugar spills out in his/her urine pulling water out with it. They generally present to the er with weight loss and dehydration over several days. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger (s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: See my other answers on topic. Like all dx, this is only a label (if accurate) of a small set of issues. As always, your primary medical decision maker is yourself, no one else, & docs are primarily paid for disease, not health. Thus emphasize self-education & track the results of all your choices, as implemented, always focusing on excellence, not normality. Use the internet: carefully, wisely. ...Read more
Not at this time: Scientists are hard at work on this. At this time, however, no cure is available. Better and better treatment options have evolved over the years and new innovations, like the artificial pancreas, are in sight. ...Read more
Diabetes symptoms: The symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, fatigue, inability to concentrate, numbness or tingling in the extremities, slow-healing wounds, frequent infections, and/or abdominal pain. This is not an exhaustive list. See your doctor if you have any/all of these symptoms. Left untreated and undiagnosed, diabetes is life-threatening. Please take care. ...Read more
Poor label: A common presentation for T1DM patients is a 7-11 yo with blood sugars over 1000 (nl 70-120), 10 lb weight loss in the past week, dehydrated and in near coma. Once the crisis is over the remaining insulin production in the failing system is enough to eliminate need for shots for a while (the honeymoon). After this period the insulin production stops and must be given by injection. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Type! Is usually an autoimmune disease, which means that your body attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens in childhood and is not inherited. Adults can develop this as well but happens about 15 to 20 years after being diagnoses with type 2 (inherited) and it is usually because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. ...Read more
Exactly unknown: But both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors, such as a viral infection, are involved. ...Read more
Working on It: For now, there are many different methods to using Insulin ranging from multiple daily injections to a pump. It's a lot easier than it was even 10 years ago. New innovations are on the horizon, including the artificial pancreas. It's not ready for clinical use yet, but is in the process of being developed. Researchers are working hard towards a cure! ...Read more
With a strong family history you have a greater chance than the population at large of getting type one diabetes. You may qualify for a trial net screening.
https://www. Diabetestrialnet. Org/
Contact them and they will ask your more questions to determine whether you can have this free testing done.
Remember also a quick way to screen is by just testing your blood sugar if you have d symptoms. ...Read more