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Doctor insights on: What Can Lead To Bone Deform For People Suffering From Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Immunosuppression: I am not a kidney transplant specialist, but i still think i can answer. Patients that receive an organ transplant usually need ongoing immunosuppression to prevent rejection. That can include a variety of drugs including steroids. Diabetes, bone loss - steroid induced cancer - immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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Why is it that kidney recipients at higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Why is it that kidney recipients at higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Medications: After a renal transplant, an individual must take immunosuppressive therapy as well as steroids. Unfortunately, these medications can increase a person risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease. ...Read more

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Is it ok to donate bone marrow if u have diabetes?

Is it ok to donate bone marrow if u have diabetes?

If...: Your well controlled, no undue risk to you; but md of the receiving patient must decide if it is ok from their point-of-view. ...Read more

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My mom has diabetes type 2, and her flesh seems to be dissapearing, like her bones are jutting out at places. Is that normal?

My mom has diabetes type 2, and her flesh seems to be dissapearing, like her bones are jutting out at places. Is that normal?

Not normal: I am not sure exactly what you are describing. There is a condition called lipodystrophy where there is loss of fat tissue either in small areas or more generalized. This can be associated with diabetes. On the other hand, if your mother has been dieting and losing weight as a result, she may be losing weight in some areas more than others, causing her to look different. ...Read more

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My fibula cracked 2 wks back , no surgery , I am diabetes , 250 reading, will my bone cure, pl advice me.

My  fibula cracked  2 wks back , no surgery , I am diabetes , 250 reading, will my bone cure, pl advice me.

Yes: broken bones heal even with people with diabetes although they take longer you need to make sure that you are following up as you have been advised and that your blood sugar is under control to optimize your healing potential ...Read more

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Can stem cells be extracted from bone marrow. And with that can diabetes type II get any better! thanks?

Can stem cells be extracted from bone marrow. And with that can diabetes type II get any better! thanks?

Second part easy: at most only slightly better. The fundamental problem in type TWO diabetes isnt lack of insulin (typically the insulin level is elevated) it is unresponsiveness/resistance to insulin. So, if the insulin secreting cells were increased, nothing would happen from it. Sometimes, the insulin secreting cells are exhausted in type II but still, with the resistance, inceaeing the number wont help. ...Read more

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Can someone with type 1 diabetes donate bone marrow or stem cells?

Can someone with type 1 diabetes donate bone marrow or stem cells?

Yes: The potential donor would have to be screened based on the entire health picture. Diabetes is not a contraindication to stem cell donation. ...Read more

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A friend got stem cell treatment done for diabetes and kidneys. Stem cells were derived from bone marrow. Will it help to control sugar. thanks?

A friend got stem cell treatment done for diabetes and kidneys. Stem cells were derived from bone marrow. Will it help to control sugar. thanks?

Diabetes: Sorry about your friend. Controlling blood sugar should be carefully done daily, and monitored. The kidney issue does contribute to diabetes and the blood sugar level should remain within the normal range. Hope all goes well. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more