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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 dm?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 dm?

Why you need insulin: Dm1 results because body can't make insulin, possibly due to a viral infections destroying the insulin-producing cells of pancreas, thus Insulin must be given. Little genetic compoment. Dm2 has a high genetic component and is related to Insulin resistance. Fat make body more resistant and the pancreas "tires out" trying to compensate. Diet, exercise, meds, later Insulin usually treat. ...Read more

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My father had a cva in october 2012. No one was able to give the cause. He doesn't have htn. He has knownn dm type 2 but they did a A1c which was 5. What should be done?

My father had a cva in october 2012. No one was able to give the cause. He doesn't have htn. He has knownn dm type 2 but they did a A1c which was 5. What should be done?

Many reasons: A stroke maybe cause by many reasons. I'm assuming this wasn't a hemorrhagic stroke because that would be easily seen on ct scan. Every stroke pt should have an echocardiogram, a carotid artery ultrasound, a lipid panel to check for high cholesterol, and an mra of the brain to evaluate for any blockages in the arteries of the brain. He should follow with a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

No important ones: For at least the last decade we have recommended parents not use these cough/cold medications in kids before school age if then. They were once a prescription med that eventually made it to OTC status. Over time we realized more kids were self medicating and ending up in the ER with toxic overdoses. The research eventually showed they don't do much, other than give parents something to do. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

Dimetapp: Dimetapp contains and antihistamine (bromphenyramine) and a decongestant (pseudoepherine, phenylephrine or phenylpropanoolamine). The dm version has both ingredients of dimetapp with added cough suppressant (dextromethorphan). Both medications are not recommended to children aged below 6 years old. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of type 2 dm?

What are symptoms of type 2 dm?

Thirst and urination: Most commonly increased thirst and increased urination as the elevated sugar cause fluid loss from the kidneys. Others are weight changes, wounds that heal slowly, and visual changes that come and go prompting an eye exam. Fatigue or weakness are another sign. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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My husband drinks 1-2 gallons of milk everyday and often says he craves it. He has DM type 2, uncontrolled.

My husband drinks 1-2 gallons of milk everyday and often says he craves it. He has DM type 2, uncontrolled.

Gallons: 1-2 gallons of milk a day is excessive unless he drinks fat free milk. Uncontrolled DM2 is asking for trouble. He needs to see a diabetes educator! ...Read more

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