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Will I lose my eyes and kidneys as I have diabetes type 2?

Will I lose my eyes and kidneys as I have diabetes type 2?

No: If your diabetes and associated medical problems (e.g. Hypertension, cholesterol) are kept in control and managed appropriately, you should not lose your sight and develop failing kidneys. It is not inevitable. Control of all your medical problems through diet, exercise, medications, and follow-up is the key. ...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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How are my eye sight affected by diabetes type 2?

How are my eye sight affected by diabetes type 2?

Depends: If you are lucky maybe not at all. You should have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist(who knows you are diabetic) yearly.If you start to develop a problem on your retina your ophthalmologist will find it before you notice it and will recommend treatment when necessary(not usually in the beginning).Laser treatments are highly effective. If you get high blood sugar you may see blurring. ...Read more

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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if i lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Most likely yet: Acanthosis nigricans, the dark spots you're explaining in most instances is a sign of Insulin resistance and high blood sugar in obese and diabetic individuals and with weight loss and control of blood sugar goes away. If it's due to another condition like growth hormone intake, birth control pill or genetics, then unless the condition is treated, it won't go away, i.e. In genetic cases it won't. ...Read more

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Red rash on both of my thighs at the top. Should note I have diabetes type 2?

Red rash on both of my thighs at the top. Should note I have diabetes type 2?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm getting very sharp headaches on the right side of my head. Last just seconds but more and more frequent. I have diabetes type 2 & a pituitary t?

I'm getting very sharp headaches on the right side of my head. Last just seconds but more and more frequent.  I have diabetes type 2 & a pituitary t?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

I have diabetes type 2 and need advice on how to treat this?

Seebelow: Type 2 diabetes is related to weight change. With the increase in childhood obesity in recent years there have been increasing reports of this form of diabetes in much younger age groups. Because type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity. You must reduce your weight.See your doctor, stop sugar food, soda, lower your carbs.Exercise, as nice walk, drink water, follow you doctors advice! ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Diabetes, Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 diabetics need insulin injections. ...Read more