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When is the best time to have a child tested for diabetes?

When is the best time to have a child tested for diabetes?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

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

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Have no enough money to join the gym, i just got diagnosed with diabetes when is the best time to walk or jog to get exercise?

Have no enough money to join the gym, i just got diagnosed with diabetes when is the best time to walk or jog to get exercise?

Make part of daily..: Try to make exercise part of tour daily routine and incorporate in to things you already do. Do you have a dog? He is a built in treadmill, no dog i know would not love t. ...Read more

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When are the best times to check my blood sugar levels to manage my diabetes?

When are the best times to check my blood sugar levels to manage my diabetes?

Am : I have my patients check their sugar levels first thing in the monring before eating and also 2 hours after one of their meals if they're not on insulin. If they're on Insulin then it's am and before all meals and bedtime. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

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

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What is the best way to cure diabetes?

What is the best way to cure diabetes?

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 more

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What is the best way to cure diabetes?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes (insulin deficiency) no cure yet type 2 diabetes may become more manageble with life style changes and or bariatric surgery but it realy does not go away, if by cure you mean not having to take medications. ...Read more

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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 more

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