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What Is The Best Medicine For Diabetes
Many options: I assume you have type 2 diabetes. In this day and age, the best diabetes medications are those that do not cause you to gain weight or retain fluids. These are newer medications and are still not generic but they treat both diabetes and are weight-neutral/loss: metformin/byetta/victoza/januvia/onglyza/tradjenta. See your doctor to see if you are a suitable candidate for any of these drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The only way to treat type one, Insulin dependent diabetes, is with insulin. In this disease, your body makes no insulin. There is no alternative; you take your Insulin or you die. Type two diabetes involves Insulin resistance. 80% of people with this problem are obese. Ala (a type of fatty acid) has been shown to help in some studies. Recently cinnamon has drawn attention as a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE: In my > 35 years of practice i've heard of all manner of herbal and natural treatments for dm.None work.Please see a dr and get treated properly to live longer. ...Read more
Many Choices: If is impossible to answer what is best insulin or oral tablet for Diabetes. There are so many choices and what is best for you, may not be best for others.And most of the patients are treated with more than one pill with or without Insulin. But one pill stands out in any combination and I call it number 1 pill for Type 2 Diabetes.And that is Metformin.It is cheap,well tolerated and weight neutral ...Read more
Diabetic ESRD: If your kidney failure was the result of diabetic nephropathy, i suspect that you're well-past oral medication and are likely Insulin dependent at this time. Particularly when on anti-rejection medication which increases Insulin resistance, treatment with Insulin is more important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fighting diabetes: If I understand you properly you have diabetes - most likely type 2. Your doctor should be advising you about therapy for your diabetes and instructing you to keep track of your food intake and what effect it might have on your blood sugar. You should do this only for breakfast to start with and make medication adjustments as needed. You should also see a diabetes educator. ...Read more
Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce. ...Read more
Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more
Diabetes cure: Aim for diabetic patients is to have good control of diabetes which can be achieved by diet control, exercise, oral tablets and insulin injections, doctor can decide whats the best option considering the kind of diabetes and other risk factors. Pancreas transplant offers potential cure usually reserved for type 1 .http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pancreas-transplant/home/ovc-20202966 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inuslin or oral: Depends on type of diabetes. For juvenile or type i diabetes human Insulin is the best to start. If adult onset or type ii starting with oral agents Glyburide or Glipizide as first step, followed by the addtion of metformin if no control. Diet and exercise are an important component of therapy. And then there are some new agents that can be added or used if the older agents are unsuccessful. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits and low in sugars and low in saturated fats. Regular vigorous exercise, at least 30 minutes a day for five or more days/week. It generally helps to lose 5-10% of your weight, even if you are not overweight. Have regular checks with your doctor and periodic tests for fasting blood glucose and or hb a1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle: If you are talking about Type II diabetes. Diet and lifestyle changes that result in lower carbohydrate intake, and weight loss are the most effective and overall helpful interventions. If you are talking about Type I diabetes, insulin and careful control of your blood sugar are the best long term interventions. ...Read more
That question : Requires a very complicated answer. You have no idea how many things we consider and have to take into account when making decisions regarding your treatment. This is a very individualized decision making process, one that you and your doctor need to come to grips with together. ...Read more
Childhood diabetes: This depends on the type of diabetes. Children more commonly have type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. This needs to be treated with insulin. As the number of children with type 2 diabetes is on the rise, more children may be treated with medications other than insulin. ...Read more
Whenever needed: Good reasons for testing for diabetes vary depending upon circumstances. A child who seems to be eating a lot but losing weight, abnormally thirsty and urinating a lot, or with sudden blurred vision should be checked immediately. With risk factors for type 1 diabetes (family history, other autoimmune diseases) or type 2 diabetes (family history, obesity, dark skin patches) screening may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for type 2 diab: Diet for diabetic should be no sugars that includes sucrose, glucose and fructose and restrictions in carbohydrates.Having said that most of yhe type 2 diabetics also have high cholesterol high blood pressure and then you have to restrict salt, and sorces of cholesterol, red meat and milk products, mor poultry, fish, vegetables and whole grains and a serving of nuts.But it is best to consult dietician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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