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My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise.

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For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions.

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Is diabetes genetic? I think I may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should I get tested?

Is diabetes genetic? I think I may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should I get tested?

Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history.

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Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management.

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I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take. My metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take. My metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. I know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important.

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What health problems are associated with type 2 diabetes?

What health problems are associated with type 2 diabetes?

Many: It is associated with kidney problems (diabetic nephropathy), eye problems (diabetic retinopathy), nerve problems (diabetic neuropathy), vascular disease (includes heart attacks, strokes, circulation problems) and stomach/intestine problems (gastroparesis). It is also associated with slow wound healing, and with altered glucose (sugar) levels, an extreme example of which is diabetc ketoacidosis.

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What risk factors are associated with type 2 diabetes and what is the age of onset?

Obesity, age, genes: The major risk factors for type 2 diabetes are; obesity, especially if it is in the abdomen, advancing age, family history of diabetes, certain meds such as steroids, antipsychotics. It typically occurs in obese adults (over age 40) but can occur in younger people as well. The best prevention is to keep weight down and exercise.

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What short & long term effects are associated with type 2 diabetes?

Uncontrolled signs: Short term if out of control: fatigue, frequency of urination, increased thirst, blurred vision, weight loss or gain long term if uncontrolled: chronic kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, heart disease, increased risk of stroke.

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If having ED due to type 2 diabetes, what are some ways to fix this?

If having ED due to type 2 diabetes, what are some ways to fix this?

ED from Diabetes II: Diabetes can damage small blood vessels and nerves. Optimal treatment of your diabetes could help. Sometimes Alpha lipoic acid can help in my experience. Optimizing your testosterone may help. ED meds like Viagra (sildenafil) may help, too. Work with your doctor.

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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: This is the type of diabetes where your body is resistant to the hormone Insulin and therefore your body can't process carbohydrates properly.

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What causes type 2 diabetes?

What causes type 2 diabetes?

No: In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar. In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes.

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Why did I get type 2 diabetes?

Why did I get type 2 diabetes?

Not sure: Diabetes tends to run in families, so ifanyone in your family had diabetes, that's probably why you have it. It is also more common in people who are obese (bmi over 30) and people over the age of 50.

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How do I beat type 2 diabetes?

Lifestyle change: If you're on hypoglycemic oral medication, your doctor could possibly, eventually, wean you provided that you develop a healthier lifestyle including weight control, exercise, and good sleep.

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Is type 2 diabetes sex-linked?

Is type 2 diabetes sex-linked?

Type2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes us usually caused by environmentsl factors and is not sex linked.

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How do you cure type 2 diabetes?

How do you cure type 2 diabetes?

There is no cure: Only control (diet, exercise, weight loss, medications, bariatric surgery) but none remove the genes that put one at risk in first place!!

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What exactly is type 2 diabetes?

What exactly is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes is when your body stpos responding to Insulin properly. Insulin is what gives the signal for your cells to take up glucose (sugar) for energy, if the key (insulin) does not fit the lock (in the membrane of the cell). Then glucose is not burned and accumulates in your blood to be spilled by the kidneys.

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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above. You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis.

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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

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