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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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What are the best treatments for type 1 diabetes?

What are the best treatments for type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the lack of Insulin through destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas, the treatment, therefore, is to give back insulin. This can be done through injections (syringes or pens) or through an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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With type 1 diabetes what are my treatment options?

With type 1 diabetes what are my treatment options?

Insulin and diet: Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body has no way of having Insulin to help the body use sugar as a fuel for its activities. It is the same as trying to run a car without gasoline. The treatment is to supply the Insulin by injection. There is also a dietary regimen that should be set up by a registered dietician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

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What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

Depends: There are two types of diabetes insipidus (di). In central di the patient is not making enough of a hormone to reabsorb water in the kidneys, and in nephrogenic di the kidneys don't respond to the hormone. Central di is treated with desmopressin. Nephrogenic di is treated with thiazide diuretics. Both treatments will prevent excessive thirst and decrease the amount of urine. Need to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the common risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What are the common risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Nature vs Nuture: Type 1 dm can be genetic and is thought to be related to viral infection. Risk of type 2 dm are also family hx but especially being overweight, diet, lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more

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Im type 1 diabetic, is this curable? What kind of treatments are there?

Im type 1 diabetic, is this curable? What kind of treatments are there?

Not curable: Unfortunately it cannot be cured. Hopefully someday. You need insulin, and the dosing of Insulin is complicated, and you need to work with your provider to try to keep your sugars as low as possible without too much hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of the beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Since Insulin is necessary to get glucose into all the cells in your body the only treatment is injecting insulin. Usually 2 types of insulin, long acting and short acting. There are no pills to treat type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

Not yet: Unless you get a pancreatic transplant, there is currently no cure for type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

Diet and exercise: We start with a diabetic diet and regular exercise. If your sugars are still high, we can try oral medications (like glyburide). If you have very high sugars, we use Insulin injections to control the sugars. ...Read more

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What are the different strategies for type II diabetes?

What are the different strategies for type II diabetes?

Strategies include: Prevention, oral meds, prevention, exercise, prevention, diet, prevention, education, prevention, weight loss, prevention, gastric bypass surgery, prevention, insulin, prevention, prevention and lastly, treatment of complications, then that's it! ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin: Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

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

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

Lack of insulin: Due to destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, the body is incapable of making insulin. It often, but not always, occurs in children and young adults. It must be treated with insulin. Type 2 is due to the body's inability to use Insulin efficiently. It can be treated either with pills or insulin, and usually, but not always, occurs in adults. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for diabetes?

What are the treatments for diabetes?

Depends on the type: If it is type 1 diabetes, Insulin is the treatment. For type ii diet and exercise can keep it completely under control. There are medications for those who do not wish to use diet and exercise. ...Read more

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