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What Are The Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
If a woman with type 2 diabetes start to snore at every night knowing that she wasn't before.Is it a bad sign & what could be the reason ?
Snoring v sleep apne: Snoring in & of itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Perhaps it's due to temporary cold or allergies. But if it's associated w/stopping breathing, morning headache & falling asleep inappropriately during daytime, then we worry about sleep apnea. BTW recent study (http://goo.gl/jvvxvF) shows that women w/diabetes have greater risk of heart disease than men. Also have to exercise more for same bene ...Read more
Could you tell me if there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes?
Yes: Yes, type 2 diabetes can be "clinically silent, " meaning you may not have any symptoms at all. The only sign that you have it may be the high blood sugar levels. This is very common! it is very important to treat the diabetes now, early on, before any symptoms or complications develop. ...Read more
I am probably in a stage 3 CKD. I am a bit confused about my diet. What I can/cannot eat especially when there are early signs of a type 2 diabetes ?
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. Im starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?
For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?
Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?
Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more
Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?
Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more
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