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What Will A Doctor Do If Someone With Diabetes Refuses To Do Bs Checks
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
Highly stressed and suffer from depression and type 2 diabetes- I check my bs everyday, but too scared to go to doc?
Diabetes: No need to be scared. You need to be concerned for long term consequences of diabetes. Diabetes is one of the worst risk factors for several long term complications. If you do not treat and control the sugar, it is going to lead to vascular problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and poor circulation, etc. By the way, you can get proper guidance for the depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask why?: I would hope that the doctor would spend the time to ask the patient why they would refuse the tests. Listening empathetically, i would hope that the physician could address any fears or misunderstandings that would make this patient chose to not want to be tested. The patient needs to understand that diabetes is the most measured disease in the world. Great care is based on these test results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: He will try to take the next best therapy for the patient. ...Read more
When I do to the doctors what do I ask for if I want a full check on diabetes to see if I have it or not or anything that could be wrong period?
Complete physical: When you visit your doctor ask for a complete blood count, liver testing, kidney testing, test for diabetes with fasting glucose and HgA1c levels and if appropriate STD testing. That battery of tests should be adequate to capture anything that you may be concerned about. ...Read more
Blood tests: Testing a person's blood for glucose (sugar) concentration would be the first step. Additional tests might include something call hemoglobin a1c that reflects average glucose levels for past 3 months, or paired tests before & after a meal, or glucose levels after drinking a liquid with a defined amount of glucose. ...Read more
I try to eat right, and I take pills for diabetes. How often should I see doctor. I don't check sugar very often.?
Depends: It depends on what your own doctor advises. Usually every 3 months is adequate. ...Read more
You can't: You can't make an accurate diagnosis on your own. ...Read more
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