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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

No weight loss: Your weight loss failure can be due to poor diet, excessive alcohol intact, . You need your anatomy evaluated to see if it is intact, recommend follow up with your gastric bypass surgeon, nutritionist. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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Do type 2 diabetics take insulin pills?

Do type 2 diabetics take insulin pills?

No: Hi. At this point, insulin is still only available by injection. An inhaled insulin was recently approved by the FDA and should be available to the public soon. Oral insulin is being tested; too soon to say if it will work. There are a slew of other, non-insulin, drugs type 2's can use to treat their diabetes. The main thing is good control of the diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

Less: You will find the fewer carbs a day, the less Insulin you require. What matters more is that you are using enough Insulin to maintain very good control of sugars. You should also be consistent with carbs. Be realistic, don't eat nothing and be miserable, but it is also dangerous to eat too much then too little carbs which causes high highs and low lows. Try to eat consistent amount. ...Read more

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What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

Maybe: Type diabetics can use Insulin safely at resonable doses. Insulin is not anabolic. Growth factor is anabolic, but is not insulin. "inadequate" or "fake" growth factor may be ineffective and dangerous. Consult a certified trainer or sports med physician. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump? Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check? No other health problems.

What are the pros and cons of an insulin pump? Does it keep a diabetic type 1 insulin in better check? No other health problems.

Appropriate for some: Insulin pump is a great tool to control both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is commonly used. However, not all patients are candidates for the Insulin pump. The only way to know is to have a discussion with your physician about your appropriateness for an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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What % of type 2 diabetics need insulin shots? Brother and uncle adult-onset t1d, dad was t2 but needed insulin right away. Wonder if dad was t1.

What % of type 2 diabetics need insulin shots? Brother and uncle adult-onset t1d, dad was t2 but needed insulin right away. Wonder if dad was t1.

LargelyNone TxOption: Type 2, til decades down the road, typically make super-normal amts insulin, yet response blunted (called Insulin resistance), a protective response to excess carbs (sugar) constantly coming in due to food choices; "low-fat" diet. Insulin first hormone discovered 1928 thus longest promoted despite ↓bg, ↑es fat storage & ↑disease. Pancreas: insulin+amylin, fixed ratio when healthy seemyotheranswers. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?

Diabetes: Do you have a sliding scale of regular insulin for coverage of high blood sugars? This is not a critical number, I would first contact the doctor who prescribed the lantus (insulin glargine) and ask for advice. If you can not reach them, then the ER may be prudent. ...Read more

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Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

Need C-peptide test: Since exogenous (injected) insulin will show on a blood test, C-peptide should be measured to assess for endogenous insulin. Proinsulin is made by the pancreas, then cleaved into C-peptide & insulin. Exogenous insulin has no C-peptide. ...Read more

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.I am diabetic type 1 taking insulin mor n eve-i hv dysfunctional erec prob n my age is 51?

Complication: This may be a complication of long standing type 1 diabetes and not uncommon. Some endocrinologists take care of this as do urologists. Not sure what type of specialist is managing your diabetes currently, but since endocrinologists take care of lots of men with diabetes, it might be valuable for you to start there. ...Read more

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How long can a type 1 diabetic last without insulin injection?

It depends.: If relatively healthy and you have a ready supply of fluids to drink, you can get along but will be progressively losing weight and be hounded by insatiable thirst and frequent urination night and day. If you get sick, however, and you're too weak to get something to drink, you can deteriorate rapidly and die from lack of Insulin and dehydration from the constant urinary losses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the treatment of diabetic type I except insulin?

Can you tell me the treatment of diabetic type I except insulin?

Insulin and type 1: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune loss of the b-cells of the pancreas, which make insulin. If you do not take insulin, you will get very sick, waste away, and eventually die, which is what happened before the discovery of insulin. A t1dm patient needs Insulin in doses that mimic the food intake. A proper diet and exercise is important (for all of us) but there is no substitute for insulin. ...Read more

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Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

Do you have to be type 1 diabetic to use insulin pump?

No: Type 2 diabetics who are Insulin dependent can be put on the pump as well.
Dr kurzweil review: it is true that it may be possible, but unlikely. Type 2 diabetics should be controllable with good persistent medical care--nutritional, weight reduction, medication, exercise, if necessary a long-acting Insulin once daily, perhaps added short acting. A clinical expert endocrinologist could rx c pump. ...Read more

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Are there dietary restrictions for type 1 diabetics who have insulin pump?

Same as others w DM: Being on a pump does not change what ones diet should be. You should be on the same carb controlled diet as any diabetic. It does however give you the ability to take the appropriate amount of Insulin for the amount of carbs your having. ...Read more

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I am a type 1 insulin dependant diabetic and every time I cut the lawn I sweat profusely and my heart beats quickly! Is thar normal?

I am a type 1 insulin dependant diabetic and every time I cut the lawn I sweat profusely and my heart beats quickly! Is thar normal?

Hyperhidrosis: The first thing you should do is make sure your blood sugars are not dropping too low. Certainly the physical exertion of mowing the lawn can contribute to hypoglycemia. I would also consider having a cardiac stress test and CT calcium score. You could have undiagnosed heart disease showing with the sweating and fast heart beating. Your heart could also be having rhythm issues. ...Read more

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I am type two diabetic and started insulin 3 weeks ago. I have had genital itching and swelling since. Should I be concerned?

I am type two diabetic and started insulin 3 weeks ago. I have had genital itching and swelling since. Should I be concerned?

Probably unrelated: While diabetes can affect your immunity, it's unlikely that Insulin caused your symptoms. Still, because you're at increased risk for infection, go see your doctor for an evaluation & treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I

Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I

All: All persons with type 1 diabetes require Insulin for survival and control of blood glucose. We do not use the term "insulin dependent" any more. There is no evidence that marijuana would eliminate the need for insulin. In fact, you might expect an increased need since it does tend to increase appetite in most people. So I would not sign for your card. Sorry. But on the other hand there is substantial evidence and scientific/medical support for the conclusion that the drug war has failed miserably and that marijuana ought to be legalized for all. See the links below. ...Read more

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If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

Hypoglycemia: There is no precise answer. It depends on how much Insulin you took, what you ate, how fast the glucose falls, etc. If you have a severe reaction, you need to eat, but sometimes people with diabetes take in too much glucose, causing wide swings in blood glucose when in fact only a little glucose is needed. Glucose tablets give you a measured amount of sugar which you can regulate. ...Read more

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