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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?
Hi, my boyfriend is a type one diabetic insulin dependent, his bowel movements smell sour quite often. Could his diabetes be a contributing factor?
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
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
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
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
Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Lantus (insulin glargine) nighttime insulin only. Sugar pre dinner 184. Post 311. Do I need to go to ER?
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?
If type one diabetic misses insulin for some time gets back on it and feels a lot of pain in arms & sometimes legs... What could it be, is it related?
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
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
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
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
I am a type two diabetic controlled by insulin and metformin. Period 10 days late neg hpt. What's wrong?
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
I am type two diabetic and started insulin 3 weeks ago. I have had genital itching and swelling since. Should I be concerned?
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
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
Hi My feet feel like they have been in stinging nettles at the side and very itchy. I am diabetic type 2 with insulin. Do you know what it is.?
Daughter is type 1 diabetic currently using insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Developed a bumpy rash at the site where adhesive is stuck.?
Site Problems!: My 16 year old also has Type One diabetes and is using those two devices for management. This could be a contact rash to one of the adhesive, possibly. Try alternating sites and possibly adding in a layer of a different adhesive, Skin Tac, for example. If the area feels HOT or TENDER to touch, then it could be an infection needing antibiotics! ...Read more
How long can a type 1 diabetic live without insulin? I've had diabetes 3 yrs now insulin makes me feel so sick
A few days:
Strict type 1 diabetics without any Insulin are not long for the world. Less than a few days. If you have some Insulin production you might be able to hobble along for longer.
I am perplexed though....Insulin shouldn't make you feel badly - it is a natural hormone - a simple replacement for what you are missing. I hate to imagine what you will feel like without insulin. ...Read more
30-70 units per day: Usually in the range of 0.4 to 0.6 units/kg/day. ...Read more
No: All of people with diabetes type 2, have insulin resistance, but to have Clinical diagnosis of diabetes needs fasting blood sugar of 126 or above. A lot if people may have insulin resistance now but it will take them a while to develope the clinical diagnosis of diabetes. It is safe to say that the majority of over weight people have insulin resistance but not all have diabetes type 2. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: Yes. You may have to take entire life. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Your doctor can call in a prescription to the pharmacy where you are staying. ...Read more