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Why is my diabetes so out of control even if im taking my medicine?

Why is my diabetes so out of control even if im taking my medicine?

Adjustments needed: If it is usually well controlled but now suddenly out of control- often it is due to an infection (ex. A wound/sore, bladder infection, pneumonia) or steroid us (knee injection, inhaled steroids, Prednisone pills) or new snack (ex. Started baking a lot lately, or love a new juice?). If it has never been well-controlled, then your regimen (pill and diet) needs adjustments. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between Prozac and diabetes? After being put on prozac, diabetes type II went out of control to the high side and it is still out of control even after switching to insulin (both long and short acting). Is there any connection betw

Is there any connection between Prozac and diabetes? After being put on prozac, diabetes type II went out of control to the high side and it is still out of control even after switching to insulin (both long and short acting). Is there any connection betw

I : I am unaware of any clear association between Prozac (fluoxetine) and diabetes. Depression is more common in those with diabetes so anti-depressants are frequently prescribed for people with diabetes. Prozac (fluoxetine) tends to not cause weight gain. If you are convinced the Prozac (fluoxetine) increased your sugar (not at all likely) you can discuss stopping it and using a different anti-depressant. Some people get more motivated to test their sugar when their depression is better. I wonder if you are just testing your sugar more. If your a1c (the 3 month test of sugar control) went up a lot after the Prozac (fluoxetine) as compared to before the Prozac (fluoxetine) and you had no weight gain, that would suggest the Prozac (fluoxetine) did it. Discuss that with your doctor. See my blog post on exercise and depression and how to use Insulin below. Your doctor may benefit from reading the Insulin post. ...Read more

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I m suffering from diabetes from last 13 years i m taking medicine glicomet gp3 850 morning b b/f and dinner but still not control sugar level .

I m suffering from diabetes from last 13 years i m taking medicine glicomet gp3 850 morning b b/f and dinner but still not control sugar level .

Diabetes: It is very common for a diabetic to need medication adjustment as the years go by. There are newer medicines now that should help regulate your sugar. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What medicine to take to control diabetes?

What medicine to take to control diabetes?

That depends: Please see your medical provider. Depending on the type of diabetes and the severity, he or she will chose between an array of different medications to control your blood sugars. ...Read more

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Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but these are of low quality. Diabecon has not gone through fda monitoring, and could be dangerous or contaminated. Some 'natural' products have been found to cause serious injury:(http://online.Liebertpub.Com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1998.4.1-9. ...Read more

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Could you possibly put diabetes under control without medicines ?

Could you possibly put diabetes under control without medicines ?

Type 2: On occasion type 2 diabetes may be improved via diet, exercise and weight loss but it is unlikely that type 1 will be controlled or managed this way and could lead to excessively high sugar levels with eventual long term complications. Tight control is currently the best way we have of minimizing these. ...Read more

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Please explain what drinks do I need to remove out of my diet to control diabetes?

Please explain what drinks do I need to remove out of my diet to control diabetes?

Unhealthy ones: Hi. I know it's a bit of a no-brainer, but don't drink sugar sodas (even diet ones are sh*t, but at least don't add sugar). Sugar soda is one of the big evils in the typical unhealthy American lifestyle, but so is processed food and fast food. Eliminate it all, eat healthy, & exercise regularly for life. Good luck! ...Read more

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Am 30 years of age and recently diagnosed with diabetes, is there any way i can control my diabetes without medicines at this stage ?

Am 30 years of age and recently diagnosed with diabetes, is there any way i can control my diabetes without medicines at this stage ?

Depends: On how severe your diabetes is. If you have type 1 diabetes, you need Insulin and there's no 2 ways about it. If you have type 2 and your sugars are not terribly elevated, you might be able to control this (even reverse it!) with aggressive lifestyle change - diet, exercise, weight loss. Work with a physician who you trust. ...Read more

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How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

Physical medicine: Weight control is a major factor in diabetes, and proper exercise. A healty life style. Professionals can help you with this. ...Read more

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Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when his sugar gets low?

Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when his sugar gets low?

Yes : Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is a common cause of altered mental status in diabetics. The treatment regimen should be reviewed and adjusted to prevent this dangerous complication. ...Read more

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How to control diabetes type 2 with medicine..?

How to control diabetes type 2 with medicine..?

Not enough: When someone with diabetes needs medication, then weight management, diet, exercise, and proper sleep are part of that prescription also. Depending on the physician, oral medication may be an option (often start w/insulin sensitizing agent), though occasionally insulin. When doing well with lifestyle change medication can sometimes be weaned. ...Read more

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Ihave medicine induced liver diease, recently found out I have diabetes. What will this do to my liver? Also enzymes r elevated now...Help

Elevated enzymes: You will need to speak to your gastroenterologist (g) about your elevated liver enzymes, as you may have a new problem not related to your liver disease. I would also see an endocrinolgist (e) to treat your diabetes (d). You have two serious diseases and need to be followed by competent specialists to treat both of them as well as possible. D causes fatty infiltration of the liver. See the g & e. ...Read more

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Hello sir mohit here Sir my father has diabetes from 10 years his age is now 50 years he controls a lot and medicine daily but sugar level remains 230?

Hello sir mohit here Sir my father has diabetes from 10 years his age is now 50 years he controls a lot and medicine daily but sugar level remains 230?

Needs more: Hi Mohit. Your Dad's diabetes meds aren't doing the job. What's his A1c? Not knowing what medicines he's taking, all I can say is he needs more. One or more of his pills may not be contributing much, if anything, and could be stopped. There is always insulin, but he may be able to get control with some newer non-insulin drugs like GLP-1 receptor agonists and or SGLT-2 inhibitors. Ask his doc. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetes patient.don't take medicines. Manage with HIIT workouts and diet control (today's FBS is 90) .can I build muscle w resistant training?

I'm a diabetes patient.don't take medicines. Manage with HIIT workouts and diet control (today's FBS is 90) .can  I build muscle w resistant training?

Yes: Great work on keeping your sugar down with a healthy diet and exercise. Yes, you can build muscle with resistance training and it will help you better manage your sugars. Keep up the great work! ...Read more

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Last year,I had a miscarriage due to thyroid & diabetes.After taking medicine,it was control but this month,it is 9.14.How can I control to conceive?

Last year,I had a miscarriage due to thyroid & diabetes.After taking medicine,it was control but this month,it is 9.14.How can I control to conceive?

Go see a doctor: Go find a good endocrinologist or diabetologist. You need to get your diabetes under control to ensure a healthy pregnancy. You should probably go on Insulin therapy. Since that is the safe treatment option during pregnancy. During pregnancy your AM fingersticks should be <95 and your fingersticks one hour after a meal should be <130. That is very tight control & will probably require Insulin ...Read more

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Best shoes and care for a senior male who has diabetes? Seems to be controlling levels and working out but what are ways to prevent major conditions?

Best shoes and care for a senior male who has diabetes? Seems to be controlling levels and working out but what are ways to prevent major conditions?

Look the up.: There literally hundreds of shoes that potentially could be just fine. The ones I prefer come in black only. "KEEN" shoes, specifically Keen Utility PTC Dress Oxford. Offers wonderful look, design and comfort. About 115.00. Look them up at Zappos.com. ...Read more

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I am 35 have diabetes for 5 yrs. Is it ok if i only take insulin but no oral medicine to control blood sugar? Now I take Tresiba 30 units at bedtime.

Yes, OK insulin only: Hi. Yes, you can certainly use insulin only to control your diabetes. Pills are absolutely not required. However, Tresiba only provides "basal" insulin, and doesn't cover meal insulin needs at all. I would advise adding a meal insulin to cover meals along with using the Tresiba to achieve lasting tight control. Test BG frequently and be aware of low blood sugar risk. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, Can sugar rise cos of dehydration. My mom who has diabetes has mostly sugar that is controlled but when she goes out her sugar will come high.Help?

Hi, Can sugar rise cos of dehydration. My mom who has diabetes has mostly sugar that is controlled but when she goes out her sugar will come high.Help?

Sugar: When mom goes out and her sugar is high she needs to seek advice from her primary doctor to control her blood sugar. Ideally, when she is out for lunch or dinner she should excuse herself and check her blood sugar. If it is OK that's fine. If not, she should carefully eat (or drink) a little less than she had before. Let me know how things go. ...Read more