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


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What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

ADA diet: American diabetes association has specific diet recommendations for diabetics. The dash diet is designed for high blood pressure but is also good for diabetics. Effectively you have to count and limit carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can a person with ic and type 2 diabetic eat ?

Please suggest what foods can a person with ic and type 2 diabetic eat ?

See...: My diet re: avoiding sweets www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com then show it to gastroenterologist to modify as needed for ic. ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetic is advised to eat popcorn ..? If yes what label i need to select ?

For type 2 diabetic  is advised to eat popcorn ..?  If yes what  label i need to select ?

Popcorn is: Seen as an ok food by the ada. The main caveat is to avoid the salt, butter, etc. That is in movie popcorn and lots of store brands. Popping your own corn in some olive old is healthiest. You can sprinkle some herbs on it if you like. Corn is really a grain so if you do not tolerate grains be careful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of sugar is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

Can you let me know how many grams of sugar is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

None, really, but-: Keep all carb intake, specifically starch and sugar under 50-60g/day. This does not include non-digestible fiber (both soluble and insoluble), which are counted with total carbs on labels, but also listed separately! ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for someone with diabetes type 2 to take?

What are the best vitamins for someone with diabetes type 2 to take?

Get from foods: It's always best to get your nutrients from foods, a well balanced diet. If you absolutely want to take a vitamin, a vitamin d pill might be helpful. If you are taking metformin as a diabetes drug, you may also need vitamin b 12 as this drug is known to lower your B12 level. ...Read more

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What kind of food can you be eating with type 2 diabetes?

What kind of food can you be eating with type 2 diabetes?

Diabetic Diet: There are plenty of opinions out there, but as with everything, moderation is key and individualize. I would limit simple carbs to about 150 grams a day or 50 per meal. There are some excellent resources like the American Diabetic Society and even sites from pharma companies like novo nordisk. Check your sugar 2 hours after a meal to see whether the meal you ate is good for you or not. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for a person with type 2 diabetes?

Please suggest what foods are good for a person with type 2 diabetes?

See below: Lower your carbohydrate intake, there is a great list on gary taube's bookhttp://garytaubes.Com/ you can also check our weigh station webpage at www.Weighstation.Net our dietitian tricia will be more than glad to give you some information. Her e-mail information is located at the webpage. ...Read more

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How to control type 2 diabetes with just diet?

How to control type 2 diabetes with just diet?

Low carb, exercise: Assuming your diabetes is mild, start by restricting carbohydrates (a food group) eat much less of that. Also exercise, to improve fitness and reduce central belly fat. The less obese/overweight you are, the better you can handle your diabetes. If your diabetes is long standing, and not well controlled, talk to your doctor. Diet may not be enough. ...Read more

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What do emulin and metformin do for type 2 diabetes?

What do emulin and metformin do for type 2 diabetes?

Metformin/Emulin: Metformin is the most widely prescribed for Type2 Diabetese. it helps to lower Blood Sugar by reducing the amount of Glucose produced and released by the liver and by increasing insulin sensitivity.Emulin is sold without prescription as a natural product which brings blood sugar down.I can not find any scientific study to recommend that as we don't know what it does and if the claims are true ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Loss of sugar&water: Even though most people with type 2 diabetes are obese or overweight, but people who present with diabetes are passing lots of urine and sugar in their urine which may make them loose weight.But once they are started on oral meds like tzds and sulphonyl ureas and Insulin will make most people gain weight which is a complication of the treatment and not desirable. ...Read more

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I would like to know what is the best treatment for seniors with type 2 diabetes?

I would like to know what is the best treatment for seniors with type 2 diabetes?

Same: Depending on the age but in general, diabetes treatment in the elderly is the same as anyone else: diet/exercise, medications and Insulin if needed. We worry about low blood sugar in elderly so the dose might start out lower and titration might be slower. Depending on the age and the amount of medical problems, we might also make the diabetes goal less stringent. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

No: To control diabetes, the best way is to control the total calories based on the body weight. Carbs proportion should be reduced. There is no evidence indicating one kind of carbs better than others. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods do you eat to maintain your type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes and food: When i see my diabetic patients, i encourage them to exercise and watch what they eat. The american diabetes association (ada) website gives good food guidelines. It's good to consume a low carbohydrate and high fiber diet. Eat whole grain bread rather than white bread. Eat brown rice rather than white rice. Watch for certain fruits high in sugar content also. Consult with your family dr. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for type to diabetes or foods to eat?

What is the best diet for type to diabetes or foods to eat?

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 more

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What type food have to take for being fat?

What type food have to take for being fat?

Diet for weight loss: If you consume more calories than you burn then the body will store these calories as glycogen in your liver (for quick access to energy when needed) or fat for long term storage. All foods have some caloric value but some, such as celery sticks actually require more energy to chew than is absorbed by eating it. Count calories to lose weight. For adults most burn 1200-1700 calories a day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about diabetes type 2 and dental treatment_?

Can you tell me about diabetes type 2 and dental treatment_?

Diabetes : Diabetes and oral, health are connected and can effect each other. Periodontal disease is worse in poorly controlled diabetics. So keep you mouth healthy and see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

Generally: It's good to keep your sugar 70 or above, but it varies with the patient, the situation and the treatments being used. It's a good question for your doctor. ...Read more

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What is best diet for family if dad has type 2 diabetes? His ada diet or what they want?

What is best diet for family if dad has type 2 diabetes? His ada diet or what they want?

Diet: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). ...Read more