For Type 2 Diabetes, is the change from non diabetic to diabetic instant? At what point are diabetics confirmed diabetics?

Pre-Diabetes. "PRE-Diabetes" or Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) is the precursor to Diabetes. Normal Fasting BG levels are 70-99. 100-125 is the Pre DM or IFG range,... and 2 fasting specimens (No calories for at least 10 hours before lab work) over 126 is diagnostic of TYPE 2 Diabetes. A 3 month Average test (A1C) can also be sued to help confirm and follow treatment for the diagnosis of Type 2 DM. Stay Well.

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Help? I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Can someone advise on lifestyle changes and medications?

Diet/Exercise. The best thing you can do is to work on losing weight, eating a low-sugar/carb healthy diet, and exercising regularly. I know that's not easy to do, but it can slow the progression of the disease significantly and prevent someone from having to take medications. Generally we will start someone on metformin as a first med. If it gets worse, often people have to take insulin. Best of luck to you! Read more...

I was diagnose with type 2 diabetes about a month now, im on insulin and im not coping with the change very well. Some advice please?

Tell your doctor. If you are having problems, tell your doctor. If you are type 2, there are other treatment choices beside insulin. If your doctor know you are having problem, you might need a change until you're ready. Read more...
Type 2 . First we need to establish why you are type 2 and on Insulin only. There are multiple oral medications and injectable rather than Insulin be use before insulin. Insulin is usually needed in the initial management of high glucose in type 2 until the pancreas recovers back some function. Glucose is toxic to the pancreas. Then blood glucose testing frequency depend on the use of oral versus insulin. Read more...

My husband has type 2 diabetes, wouldnt change diet so now on medication. Any sneaky ways to feed him healthier?

Nope. This is a real challenge. Management should be centered on weight loss and increased physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Use of whole grains instead of refined grains and starches. Try to lower saturated fats and add omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. Get info from the ada ( american diabetes association) web site.. Read more...

How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?

Moment in time. Diabetes doesn't go away. Each blood sugar represents a moment in time. Even when patients are in stellar control, there can still be variability in the blood sugar so that some are high and some are low. Read more...

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. Read more...
Complicated disease. Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good - but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! Read more...

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. Read more...