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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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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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I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

Fluids, nutrition: You can't really get rid of bags under your eyes at the age of 50. And if you are concerned about a kidney problem, see your doctor, although I am unaware of bags under the eyes signifying a kidney problem. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids, an average of 7 hours of sleep/night, and good nutrition. Good luck. ...Read more

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I having type 2 diabetes and I am gaining my weight and I want to get rid of both diabetes and over weight?

I having type 2 diabetes and I am gaining my weight and I want to get rid of both diabetes and over weight?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How much do genetics matter for type 2 diabetes? My grandfather was diagnosed with diabetes at 63, and i'm worried i may get it in the future also.

How much do genetics matter for type 2 diabetes? My grandfather was diagnosed with diabetes at 63, and i'm worried i may get it in the future also.

Nature vs nurture: Genetics matter. But everyone has genes that increase risk of something. If your biggest risk is t2dm in your 60's, consider yourself much better off than a lot of people. The genetics of diabetes is complex. Not one gene but many genes. You may/may not be at risk. Either way, a healthy lifestyle (exercise, normal body weight, healthy diet) will go a long way to prevent diabetes later on. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and statins really bother my legs i'm a type II diabetic and i've had a stroke and they want to get my bad cholesterol under 70

I have high cholesterol and statins really bother my legs i'm a type II diabetic and i've had a stroke and they want to get my bad cholesterol under 70

Niacin?: Ask your doctors if they would agree with using Niacin, which a B vitamin which is effective at lowering the LDL and triglycerides and raising the HDL. As a side effect you can get facial redness and flushing for a little while after dosing but this is eliminated by flush-free versions which are available OTC and which are fairly inexpensive. ...Read more

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Have lost weight & dr. Said have lost fat under me eyes. I look stressed and like i'm not eating enough. What can be done?

Have lost weight & dr. Said have lost fat under me eyes. I look stressed and like i'm not eating enough. What can be done?

Find the cause: Try to find out why you have lost weight. Low adrenal function can do this as can low thyroid. Most important to rule out any cancer. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Im type 2 diabetic , diet controlled, and my sugar levels r in the 200's and i had a headache for 2 days now .What should I do ?

Im type 2 diabetic , diet controlled, and my sugar levels r in the 200's and i had a headache for 2 days now .What should I do ?

diabetes: Apparently diet is not enough because glucose level is still about 200, beside diet and excercise, an oral medication is probably needed at this point; talk to your doctor about the headache. ...Read more

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If I have type 2 diabetes , how can I get my strong erection back even because metformin is keeping to illness I check and the sample Viagra not work?

If I have type 2 diabetes , how can I get my strong erection back even because metformin is keeping to illness I check and the sample Viagra not work?

DM and ED: If I have type 2 diabetes , how can I get my strong erection back even because metformin is keeping to illness I check and the sample Viagra not work? ANS: erection is a complex process and can go wrong in many ways. Recommend you see a specialist in this (Urologist or Endo) to see what the problem is and then it can be helped best. ...Read more

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I have a diabetes type 2 so can I be fine if i play sport with doing diet for diabetic patient ? (note:my hight is 160 and my weight is 60)

I have a diabetes type 2 so can I be fine if i play sport with doing diet for diabetic patient ? (note:my hight is 160 and my weight is 60)

Yes: Definitely, you can play sport. You may need to watch your diet and blood sugar level when you play sport. You may also adjust dosage of your medication if you are taking diabetic medication. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic what effect alchohol will have on my blood sugar?

I am a type 2 diabetic what effect alchohol will have on my blood sugar?

Multiple Effects: First is any carbs in the alcoholic beverage. Beer, wines, and margaritas have quite a bit; scotch & soda has none. Second is the effect of the alcohol on food consumed. Many people find it harder to stick to a meal plan after drinking; this can lead to higher sugars. Third is a decrease in production of glucose by the liver when the liver is busy detoxifying the alcohol. 1-2 servings only! ...Read more

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My glucose is 58 and i don't feel I have to eat. I'm type 2 for 5 years. Any advice?

My glucose is 58 and i don't feel I have to eat. I'm type 2 for 5 years.  Any advice?

If you aren't: Taking anything that will lower your blood sugar below normal (metformin generally won't) and if this is a fingerstick (which generally reads lower than actual glucose) and you're not having symptoms, then it's probably totally normal, particularly if you're fasting. Eating three smaller well-balanced meals a day is better than an extended fast. ...Read more

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My dad has type 2 diabetes and I am having type 1, Are there precautions I can take so my children won't get it?

My dad has type 2 diabetes and I am having type 1, Are there precautions I can take so my children won't get it?

Type one genetic: Type 1 diabetes is thought to be genetic. Your children will statistically have a one in 20 chance of getting type one diabetes. Although T2 diabetes can have a genetic component, it is primarily a disorder of poor lifestyle, eating too much and the wrong foods and lack of exercise. Have your children screened yearly through trial net, they can discover autoantibodies early and intervene. ...Read more

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I am 54yo and was just told I have type 2 diabetes. When looking at grams of sugar on food labels how many grams should I try to keep it under?

I am 54yo and was just told I have type 2 diabetes. When looking at grams of sugar on food labels how many grams should I try to keep it under?

Type 2 diabetes: Believe it or not, your goal MUST be to rid yourself of type 2 diabetes. Two things: Keep your weight under control. Please see a diabetologist and plan approaches to to truly rid yourself of diabetes. Once that happens - should not take too long - you will "teach" all your family and friends about getting rid of type 2 diabetes. Please keep me informed if you don't mind. ...Read more

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How much could I drink mate if I have diabetes type 2 and when?

How much could I drink mate if I have diabetes type 2 and when?

Drink & diabetes: 20 F from Beirut asks: How much could I drink mate if I have diabetes type 2 and when? ANS: Drink when you are thirsty. ...Read more

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What can I take that will boost my energy level? Why am i always so tired? I have had my thyroid checked already. I'm 31 with deformed kidneys& stagho

What can I take that will boost my energy level? Why am i always so tired? I have had my thyroid checked already. I'm 31 with deformed kidneys& stagho

Better to identify: You stated that you have kidney problem but did not elaborate to what extent the damage is . If you have kidney failure , tiredness is to be expected due to several reasons . Furthermore , there are many conditions that cause or contribute to lack of energy or tiredness . It is always important to find out the cause so that appropriate solution can be found . My suggestion to have through evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed to have type 2 diabetes and i'm losing weight. Why?

I have been diagnosed to have type 2 diabetes and i'm losing weight. Why?

Urinary glucose: You're losing glucose in your urine due to high blood sugar. Get education, diet, exercise, good medical advice. Lose weight and begin whatever medication your doctor prescribes. Metformin is usually the first and cornerstone of therapy. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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