What factors affect the treatment of type 2 diabetes?

Multiple. Obesity, lack of exercise, intake of carbohydrates, infections and compliance with treatment are the among the more imprtant factors.

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What about pioglitazone as a treatment of type 2 diabetes, and about restrictions and side effects?

Actos (pioglitazone) or. Pioglitazone is an excellent secondary choice or added to Metformin - oral type 2 anti-diabetic drug. Should be avoided in cardiac patients with mod - severe congestive heart failure, May cause lower extremity swelling/edema. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes, but I feel fine, so why do I need treatment?

Complications. Medications are needed to prevent complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, heart disease (heart attacks), stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage. Read more...
The consequences. Similar to slow onset hypertension, early diabetes can be entirely asymptomatic. The only reason to treat when you feel fine is because you want to prevent complications down the road such as a heart attack, a stroke, loss of vision, or kidney failure. Read more...

Type 2 diabetes for a male age 42, what would be the symptoms and side effects of treatment?

Big question! Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) used! Depending on the treatment, side effects can include: nothing, nausea, weight loss, weight gain, hypoglycemia, fluid retention...hmmm, and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now. Control it well and live healthily! . Read more...

Has anyone had any success with repaglinide for treatment type 2 diabetes?

Sure. Repaglinide and other short-acting secretagogues (stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin) are most helpful to control the rise in blood sugar that happens after you eat a meal containing carbohydrates. Typically it is used in combination with other medication such as metformin. Read more...

I would like to know what is the best treatment for seniors with type 2 diabetes?

Same. Depending on the age but in general, diabetes treatment in the elderly is the same as anyone else: diet/exercise, medications and Insulin if needed. We worry about low blood sugar in elderly so the dose might start out lower and titration might be slower. Depending on the age and the amount of medical problems, we might also make the diabetes goal less stringent. Read more...
Diet first. Proper dietary control is the mainstay of treatment for all diabetics. That includes the proper caloric intake to maintain a healthy weight and limiting carbohydrate portion size. If diet (and regular exercise) are not enough to control your blood sugar then there are many oral medications and insulin. All have pros and cons. Not one is best for everyone. Read more...

Type 2 diabetes runs in the family: if I have medicaid, where should I go for diagnosis/treatment?

Primary care doc. Start with a primary care doctor who accepts medicaid. He/she can run blood tests and confirm whether or not you have diabetes. Read more...

How do I find what's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? What are the best treatments for either?

Etiology. Hi. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 is no. There are autoantibodies associated with type 1 (GAD-65, ICA-512 = IA-2, insulin, zinc transporter-8 autoantibodies), that if positive, confirm type 1. Some type 1's can be autoantibody negative. ALL type 1's need insulin. Type 2's have a long list of available therapies (combinations often required). Tight control prevents complicati. Read more...

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!! Read more...