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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
Can a type 1 diabetic take victoza (liraglutide) along with their regular insulin therapy as a add on treatment?
Not Simple: That is not a simple question as it depends on many factors to include your body weight, your diet or ability to control your diet, and what your blood sugar runs. The most common starter medicines are a drug called metformin and the sulfonureas. It is a must to see a doctor for a treatment plan individualized for you. ...Read more
Is 5000mcg of biotin too much for a type 1 diabetic to take? And does the brand of biotin matters?
Check with your dr: It's best to let your doctor know that you're interested in taking biotin, especially if s/he are managing you for diabetes type 1. For someone who is nondiabetic that amount is not a problem. However in your particular situation, your doctor is probably monitoring you very carefully. So, they need to know all the supplements that you're taking. Then you can work together as a team! As a sidenote, your clinical pharmacist can also help you with this. ...Read more
Not more than 100-13: A fasting blood-sugar level in the morning should be somewhere between 60 and 99 for a non-diabetic, but for diabetics, we typically try to keep morning blood sugars below 100-130. There is some margin here, so check with your doctor. Also, if glucophage (metformin) is the only diabetes medicine you take, you should make sure your doctor really wants you to check your glucose levels so often. ...Read more
I am considering trying diatomaceous food grade. 1. I have 4 stints in heart. 2. 82 yrs old 3. take statin drugs 4. type 2 diabetic and take metforma?
No proven benefit.: Diatomaceous foods contain silica, which (aside from its "discovery") is very controversial. There is no evidence that it provides any health benefit. While it "supposedly" was researched by Adolf Butenandt, he received the Nobel Prize for work on sex hormones, not silica. Save your money. Keep taking your medications. Stay healthy & active. Use the diet prescribed for your condition. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a type 2 diabetic and take metaformin for diabetes I have heard eating curry paste can give you hypoglycemia. What is that?
Great question: As a foodie, one must understand that curry is a mixture of many different spices including tumeric (orange color) and sometimes cinnamon. Chinese and ayurvedic medicine have used turmeric for centuries for treatment of inflammatory conditions. While turmeric does not have any effect on sugar, cinnamon does. So, curry is a mixed bag on sugar control - literally. ...Read more
Is it safe for a type 2 diabetic to take raspberry ketones supplement for weight problems? I'm having difficulty losing weight and I heard that raspberry ketones helps to curtail your appetite.
This supplement has not been under intensive regulation and review, therefore there is limited information on it's safety, potential drug interactions, and contraindications. Perhaps ask your doctor if he/she is oppossed to you taking it, and consider a more strict monitoring of your blood sugar, electrolytes, etc. While on it. This would be the only way I think a trial would be ok, under the close surveillance of your doctor. In the meantime, focus on diet and exercise and maybe enlist the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer.
All the best. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking Dianabol as a type 1 diabetic? I take ~70 units of novolog per day through an insulin pump and my A1c is 6.2
Is this what u want?: I'm extremely glad that you are this savvy about your diabetes and want to manage it. If your are getting methandrostenolone illegally for bodybuilding, let your physician know anyway. Anabolic steroids have a complex interplay with your natural hormones. Why not opt for natural bodybuilding instead? Most women prefer it and you're not a cheater or lawbreaker. ...Read more
I'm a type 1 diabetic, I take multi vitamins everyday. What other nutrients and/or supplements can I take to help prevent future issues with my body?
Hello Dr. I am a type 2 diabetic, I take Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 1000/50 two times per day. I was put on seroquel xr and have noticed an increase in my blood sug?
Type II Diabetes: Is clearly on the rise, even in children. It can be reversed w/lifestyle changes but it takes hard work. Please do what your doc asks and give him/her feedback on your numbers. Consider food plan and exercise program w/guidance from doc or nutritionist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Aspirin and Diabetes: Older diabetics above the age of 65 years should take aspirin as they're more likely to get heart benefit than an ulcer, pretty much. For younger diabetics, the converse is true. It's all about the risk benefit ratio and prudent use of medications, even OTC. ...Read more
I am 61 years old and I have psarrosics type 2 diabetics can I take steroids to clear up my problems? I want steroids injected in all the problems area maybe it will be in remission again.
Intralesional: Intralesional steroids is effective for localized psoriasis and doesn't typically affect your blood sugar too much. But, I would discuss with your dermatologist based on your clinical situation to get more details. Read more about some other treatment options for psoriasis at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?
Yes you can: Ginger may have benefit in type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests it can increase Insulin sensitivity, and improve lipid profile and inflammation markers like c-reactive protein and pge2, in type 2 diabetes. In this way, it may improve complications of this condition. Http://tinyurl. Com/md5ur3u. ...Read more
Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: You can prove this with a few lab tests. Ask your doctor to run a C-peptide test. This measures how much Insulin your pancreas makes, and is not skewed by Insulin shots. A very low level (sometimes zero) indicates type 1. This test can be run in a day or two at a medical lab. If it does suggest type 1, then we usually check for certain antibodies in your blood -the GAD test being a common one ...Read more
There is: Nothing you can do. Your boyfriend must decide for himself to change his lifestyle and take better care of himself. You can't do it for him. Maybe you need to find a different friend. ...Read more
What can I do if my boyfriend is type 2 diabetic and I have no clue as to how to take care of him?
Act like a diabetic: The best thing that you can do for your man is to eat, exercise, lose weight, and live the lifestyle of a diabetic yourself; so that you do not sabotage his efforts to do so! All of these behaviors are healthy for everybody - high blood pressure people, high cholesterol people, arthritis people, etc. Keep carbs and sugars out of the house if you do the shopping. Cook with diabetic rules in mind... ...Read more
My friend is diabetic, he takes gluconor g-2 1000 mg daily in the morning, is it good for him or not? He is a type 1 diabetic.
Depends: Respiratory influenza or stomach flu? In either illness one's blood sugar will be more elevated so monitor more often. Stay hydrated with good vegetable juices that are not high in sugar but have electrolytes or coconut water which is also low in sugar. Elderberry is an anti-influenza herb you could take. Ibuprophen is a good anti-inflammatory anti-fever drug if it doesn't bother your stomach. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: Yes. You may have to take entire life. ...Read more
No definite time: Prediabetes is a descriptive term, which has a variable time of onset. Generally, it takes 5-15 years to go from obesity and Insulin resistance to overt diabetes -- but that varies greatly depending upon age, race and genetic predisposition. Don't wait too long before beginning a program of diet, exercise and weight loss -- and possibly medication. It doesn't happen suddenly, but long term. ...Read more
Hi I'm type 2 diabetic and fefuse to take meds now I feel like I'm going to faint when I am working?
Type 1 diabetes.: Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more
Diet change can help: Stop meat, milk and grain, it will likely cure it in few months. No guarantee ...Read more
Groups of medications are available.
Biguanides, sulfanylureas, thioglitazones, Alpha glucosidase inhibitors, meglitinides, dpp4 inhibitors and combinations of these. Each has their own benefits as well as side effects. ...Read more
Months to years: Type 1 diabetes occurs because of autoimmune destruction of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This destruction can occur over months or, in some adults, years. Sometimes it occurs slowly enough that people are misdiagnosed as being type 2 diabetics rather than type 1. ...Read more