Diabetes and the youth

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Avatar n tn I think genetics and diabetes is complex. I absolutely would not be confident that the children won't get diabetes. Type 2 diabetes which previously affected only middle aged people has become much more common in overweight youth. I highly recommend she change her habits, not just for diabetes but for the myriad health problems that are impacted by excessive weight and poor eating and exercise habits.
Avatar m tn You are young, so young and worth taking the path to health and the rest of your life. Standing at the fork in the road, it is your choice, it's all about choices... Also, it is against the law to work five hours with no break!! Need to drink water, lots of water to stay hydrated. Please, please make a choice now while you are young. Make you, Mr. McGree your #1 cheerleader. You are sooo worth it!! There are lots of apps for encouragement.
Avatar n tn Get him a subscription to Diabetes Forecast -- I devoured it in my youth and learned so much. Tell him that before he knows it, diabetes will be totally normal to him and he should take pride in learning so much about how to take care of himself. He'll find that EVERYONE thinks the rumors they've heard are true and everyone has plenty of misinformation they're more than willing to spread.
Avatar f tn my parents did not believe the doctor at the time( even though it runs in the family) and allowed me to go untreated until i was 18 and i went to a doctor on my own. i now have diabetes, and p.c.o.s as well as the hoshimoto's/hypo. im a college student, work, and live in my fiance's mothers house so we do not have a kitchen to cook in all the time. its tough to stick to a strict diet.
Avatar f tn I just found out I have pre diabetes and high cholesterol and am overweight. About 60 pounds overweight. Ugh...so upsetting..I am.determined to get this under control without meds. Please if anyone can suggest apps or anything else it would be appreciated.
432103 tn?1207238637 She has been through a battery of blood tests, CT scans of the brain, and MRI's of the brain and cervical spine. The C-Spine MRI showed muscle spasms had caused the neck to lose its curve. The only abnormality in the extensive blood work run (all unusual viruses have been tested for) was an elevated level of Reactive C Protein of approx. 20.She has been undergoing chiropractic treatments to relax the neck and upper shoulder tension. She has received no relief from the pain.
Avatar m tn Of course supplements should be used as a tools and not as a replacement for healthy diet and exercise. The harm in using supplements is seen on the liver and kidneys but thats about it and here again there are many things you do in one that are worse than taking supplements. Did you know that breathing is what causing the more oxidative stress?
Avatar m tn Anxiety and stress play an important role in the development of erectile dysfunction; and is the most common possible cause. You could try being relaxed and working on the psychological factors. It might also be beneficial to get rid of factors like smoking/ alcohol/ drugs, if involved. In case this doesn’t work; I would suggest seeing your primary care physician for an evaluation of the above mentioned causes and appropriate specific treatment. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn "I took one 250mg. mag. oxide tablet yesterday, just ONE, and had no twitches all day long." Praise God! My goodness, that it wonderful to hear. That goes along with that one person I read about that found the oxide form was helpful to them. Now, I'm not sure about the glycinate form, but the Taurate doesn't cause bowel problems. Magnesium deficiency can also cause anxiety, and it has helped many to recover.
Avatar m tn Oh, and sometimes the left side of my head tingles and two of my toes on my left foot go numb. But they {dizziness, toe numbness, tingling head} can all happen at seperate times. I dont know if they have anything to do with eachother or not.
Avatar n tn Alcohol is also not recommended especially because you are underage and the American Diabetes Association only recommends two drink per day for an adult male and one for a female.
2126606 tn?1346348724 If you are a parent and you’re concerned that your child may be abusing heroin, it is very important to keep an open dialogue and discuss the dangers of the drug with your children. If you have any questions regarding heroin or other opiates, please leave a comment as I am happy to answer your questions or address any concerns.
Avatar m tn A concomitant distal predominantly sensory neuropathy may be present. Electrodiagnostic studies confirm the diagnosis.As the glucose levels increase the condition may aggravate.It is necessary that you keep your blood glucose levels maintained. Refer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8987131 for details.
535822 tn?1443980380 government contract committing to a five-year effort to “improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness” of the livestock industry in Marsabit and Garissa counties in Kenya. On April 12, U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, published a pre-solicitation for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth program, or REGAL-AG, under the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative......
Avatar f tn Recently i talked with a friend suffering from many similar but also different mental probs. and i guess from talking to him about my bipolar and such and the vibe he got from me he asked if i'd been abused and of course i said no. For some reason, maybe because yet another person asked me or maybe because he was so upfront about his own problems, my mind has been thinking about it so much. I've always been so meek and shy around people, even relatives, ive been very emotionally numb, etc.
Avatar f tn He has been putting off tx for the entire 4 years that I've known him- and between his falling platelets and albumin, the diabetes and now the ankles, something tells me things are going south with his liver. Very frightening. Oh yeah- I Googled the exact definition of what Rick has and it is "pitting edema". When you press your finger on his ankle, the imprint remains for a few seconds. Is that what you have? Or is there another kind of "just plain swollen ankles"?
203342 tn?1328740807 I know it was on the ballot for several different areas and even in my area on legalizing it for medical purposes or banning it. I looked briefly into it and was impressed by not only how much it may help people (medically) but how carefully it is regulated when it is used medically. It is strictly done in a doctor's office and carefully monitored. It's not like they are going into a back alley somewhere and buying this from drug dealers. They also appear to monitor the amount and usage.
Avatar n tn My Father was born with T1 diabetes. I have read the majority of the comments in here and some are way off base. T1 diabetes here in Canada is called insulin dependant. T2 is diet and/or pill controlled. My father is now 63 years old and by record so far is the oldest "surviving" diabetic in Canada. He is having major complications at this time though and is currently in Hospital with Respiratory Acidosis.
408795 tn?1324939275 Yeah I do play guitar, fortunately it's more of a passion and isn't the way I make money, but I've had to play less and less as the pain persists. I do have a tens unit and I've recently brought it out for use. It's really strange that the pain has intensified so much, as I really don't think it's HepC related but who knows. I was seeing a message therapist monthly for around half a year but I've put that idea on hold.
Avatar n tn It seems odd to me that if it is in fact an artery that is collapsing that it would be doing so from the foot up and not the other direction. We live in Georgia, around Athens, and he has seen several doctors but they don't seem to listen to what he is telling them and he has gotten frustrated. Hence the very delayed visit to another physician.
222369 tn?1274478235 Also, the question Why would someone not want to do everything possible to keep themselves sober, assumes that for that person aftercare would keep them sober and that is the debatable issue, for some the belief is that it may not. When I came on the boards I wanted to seek aftercare because I understood it to be a reinforcement as you stated, but once I talked to a counselor and got evaluated he said I needed to go another route.
Avatar f tn The immune system is the body's natural defense against foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. Occasionally, the immune system breaks down and loses the ability to distinguish between its own body cells and foreign invaders. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system fights its own body cells as if they were invaders. When an invader such as a virus enters the body, the virus creates what is called an antigen. The body's immune system fights the antigen by creating an antibody.
1829282 tn?1325595258 Cabbage The Brassica genus reigns supreme, and the cabbage is the most impressive of the lot. Brassica vegetables (including broccoli, bok choy) contain compounds called indoles, which have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer dramatically. "Eating cabbage more than once a week cut men's colon cancer odds by 66 percent," says Bauman. "Cabbage also stimulates the immune system, kills bacteria and viruses, and is a good blood purifier.
Avatar n tn Dear WanderWoman, Thank you for reaching out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. While I am a volunteer, I am not a physician and am not able to give you medical advice. I admire the great support that you are giving to your friend. This is a heavy responsibility for one person to take on however. Many people with type 1 live alone and in some cases it can indeed be a difficult situation.
Avatar m tn (NaturalNews) Vitamin D is an essential cofactor in the prevention of a host of conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes, dementia and cardiovascular disease. The sunshine vitamin is a critical part of our evolution as it has been circulating in our ancestral blood for countless generations due to plentiful sun exposure.
Avatar m tn hello guys,today i woke and went to toilet and i was feeling different in my penis,i removed the covering and i saw blood clotted which has stoped flowin or clotted in the skin of my inner skin of my penis (the light pink colour skin)...! the covering (top part) is wollen little bit and is itching and burning very liitle bit...! white fluid is also coming out of the penis ,i think its fluid smegma and is depositing in my underwear intervally but very small amout and some of it in the penis...!
Avatar n tn Well, anyway, he found i had an inflamed case of COPD(i had water around the heart and pulmonary arteries), that i had hepC, and after 10 days at the hospital, they let me out, i saw a hepatalogist who did a ultrasound on my liver and CBC and did not see any damage. it looked perfectly healthy and he said maybe i was one of the lucky ones. and i was fine for 3 more years. I was very physically active and energetic still.