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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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How do doctors treat diabetes insipidus?

How do doctors treat diabetes insipidus?

DDAVP (desmopressin): Most diabetes insipidus is from lack of the posterior pituitary hormone ADH (vasopressin), (vasopressin) which stimulates the kidney to hold onto water. Problems with ADH (vasopressin) can come from trauma, surgery, tumors, and other causes. Treatment is with a synthetic ADH (vasopressin): desmopressin or DDAVP, which can be given nasally, orally or injection. Nephrogenic DI (kidney) is harder to treat, but can be a side effect of certain drugs. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if you have type 2 diabetes?

How do doctors determine if you have type 2 diabetes?

Blood tests: You must have 2 abnormal results on the following tests (can have two of the same or 2 different ones): a fasting blood sugar over 125, a 2 hour post glucose tolerance test result of over 200 after the 2 hours, or a "random" glucose of over 200 with symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors tell the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2?

Can you tell me how doctors tell the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2?

Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: Usually overweight patients have type 2, and underweight patients have type 1 (especially if they are actively losing weight, as children & teens with type 1 do). But you can also prove this with a few lab tests. Ask your doctor to run a C-peptide test. This measures how much Insulin your pancreas makes, and is not skewed by Insulin shots. A very low level (sometimes zero) indicates type 1. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Can you tell me how doctors know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Types of Diabetes: Type I Diabetes is now called "Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Type II Diabetes is now referred to as "Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes." Your endocrinologist will order Glucose Tolerance Testing and attempt to control your diabetes with oral medications. If oral medications work for you, you are a NIDDM (Type II). If the pancreas does not produce insulin, you must substitute external Insulin (IDDM ...Read more

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How do doctors treat my diabetes in labor?

How do doctors treat my diabetes in labor?

DM in labor: Once you are in the hospital, they will use method with quick results, so if your blood sugar is running high, they will use Insulin to bring it down. If it's low, they will use sugar water (IV) to bring it up. It's different for different centers and physicians but the general answer is as above. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your doc discovers type 2 diabetes late what can happen?

I'm just wondering, if your doc discovers type 2 diabetes late what can happen?

Same as any other: You still need education, diet, exercise, weight loss, good medical advice, prevention, control of glucose/lipids/bp, glucose monitoring, whatever medication your doctor recommends -- just like anyone else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors know if u have type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Can you tell me how doctors know if u have type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Diabetes 1 vs 2: Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition that destroys the islet cells that produce insulin. GAD 65 antibodies tend to be positive in type 1. Diabetes Type 2 is an Insulin resistance problem, typically occurring in patients who are obese and who have a genetic predisposition to diabetes, although it can happen even without the predisposition if the lifestyle is bad enough. Work with a doctor. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Conceiving: Excellent! Most people with DM type 2 can conceive at a rate similar to those without. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the connection between sugar and type 2 diabetes?

Can any doc tell me what's the connection between sugar and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease (a disease that has to do with the way your body processes and uses food). There are simple sugars and complex sugars (carbohydrates-pasta/bread/starch) that all become sugar in your blood stream. If the body can either not break down or can not utilize sugar properly, the level of sugar in the blood rises. This can cause kidney and nerve damage, blindness, other ...Read more

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As doc how do u distinguish type 1 diabetes from type 2? Why does type 1 require only insulin?

Many ways: The presence of antibodies against the cell that produce Insulin and a low Insulin level in a patient with high blood sugar means type 1.
If blood sugar is high, Insulin level is high and antibodies are negative in an obese patient it means type2. ...Read more

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A family member of mine has diabetes and has opensores on feet. What type of doctor should I see?

A family member of mine has diabetes and has opensores on feet. What type of doctor should I see?

DO NOT DELAY: It is important to have your feet checked by your physician on a regular basis if you have diabetes.
Diabetic patient should see a foot specialist (podiatrist)at least once a year)
if you see an open sore on your fooot, call your primary care physician as soon as possible- do not delay, . ...Read more

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Hello doctors; I'm conneting from india. My uncle is 53years old. He is having diabetes type 2. How to make it normal?

Hello doctors; I'm conneting from india. My uncle is 53years old. He is having diabetes type 2. How to make it normal?

See a Doctor: Your uncle needs to see a doctor & have his sugar regulated by diet, exercise and maybe medications, this is a serious problem & cannot be done without help. By controlling his blood sugar he prevent complications such as blindness, amputation of leg, heart attacks, strokes--these are serious, often life
threatening, almost all medical doctors can
help him, better than self car. ...Read more

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I am a 57 year old female with type 2 diabetes. I have lost about 100lbs. A doctor told me that I wouldn't lose anymore. What r ur thoughts?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and your ideal weight. With diabetes, it's usually not a question of possibility (of course you can lose more) but of safety. Regardless, the closest you are to your ideal weight and the closest you are to a stable normal blood pressure and blood sugar, the better. You may even get to go off your diabetes meds (i've had patients do that). ...Read more

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When should I call my doctor if I have type 1 diabetes and am 19, female?

When should I call my doctor if I have type 1 diabetes and am 19, female?

If you are ill: Anytime you are not well or think you might be pregnant you should be able to contact your doctor.
Ideally, people with type 1 diabetes, especially if pregnant, should be cared for by physcians and their staff with special training in caring for people with type 1 diabetes. This usually means an endocrinologist/diabetologist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, my SGPT (ALT) level is 80 U/L. how dangerous is it? I got Type 2 diabetes. Thanks

Hello doctor, my SGPT (ALT) level is 80 U/L. how dangerous is it? I got Type 2 diabetes. Thanks

Not dangerous,: But should be watched and monitored. Avoid alcohol, and un-necessary drugs/medications. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I check my diabetes type 2 mounthly and every last times when I checked it was 6.5 and that result it's not changing a year so am I well?

Hi doctor I check my diabetes type 2 mounthly and every last times when I checked it was 6.5 and that result it's not changing a year so am I well?

You are doing well: If at your young age you had a blood sugar problem, you body is prone to get off track unless you pay attention to it. So, keep doing the good things you've been doing and you have a great chance of staying well. If you backslide, you have a good chance of not being well. If your doctor agrees, you might spread your checking out a bit and see how that goes, but you are still you, so be careful. Ok? ...Read more

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When must I call an endo doctor if my child has type 1 diabetes?

ASAP: The management of type 1 diabetes is complex and requires a team - patient, family, pediatrician, pedi endo, nutritionist, diabetes educator. Keeping things in check will prevent complications. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, Is this medication safe?

My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, Is this medication safe?

Yes: Victoza (liraglutide) is an excellent and safe drug for type 2 diabetes. The drug results in lowered A1C and weight loss. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea and constipation. The vast majority of patients do very well on victoza (liraglutide). I did many clinical trials on the drug and found it to be very safe and effective. Victoza (liraglutide) is one of my favorite diabetes drugs. ...Read more

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I have been taken off metformin. Was on for 5 yrs. Now on invokana. What do you feel is the best oral med for type 2 diabetes? My doc. Hinted at insul

I have been taken off metformin. Was on for 5 yrs. Now on invokana. What do you feel is the best oral med for type 2 diabetes? My doc. Hinted at insul

Depends: Diabetes has multiple causes. Thus rational pharmacology should adress as many causes as possible. Insulin may be needed if you are not able to control your blood glucose levels with oral agents or incretins. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, is diabetes type 2 for fat people or it can be for slim people?

Hi doctor, is diabetes type 2 for fat people or it can be for slim people?

Anyone can develop: Type 2 diabetes, but obesity is 70-90% of the predisposition, along with ethnicity, family history and advancing age. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, is it safe?

What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, is it safe?

Yes it is: Victoza (liraglutide) is a very good medication, will probable help. Follow up with your Dr. ...Read more