Diabetes care record

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Avatar n tn For this you need to keep a record of your morning evening BP in the initial days, and then a biweekly BP record. Do discuss this with your doctor. Take care!
148588 tn?1465782409 He rejected a Medicaid expansion in order to protest Obamacare, and thousands of low-income Louisianans remain without health care as a result. Louisiana has the highest infant mortality rate in the nation; the highest diabetes-related death rate; the highest rate of death from breast cancer; the third highest rate of cancers deaths overall; and the eighth highest rate of teenage pregnancy.
Avatar n tn I am 31 weeks pregnant now. I was diagnosed with having gestational diabetes when i was 28 weeks...my numbers were up only by few...around 5-10 more...i am now on strict diet and i am able to control my blood sugar well except for my fasting level...it is usually more than 95 but less than 100...but my two hour numbers are within normal limits...it is usually less than 125...i do walk a lot...i walk an hour after each meal, but i am scared about my morning numbers...
Avatar n tn When i go through periods of severe depression, i know my diabetes care isn't what it should be and i have to work to get so i care enough to get back to the normal routine i follow when not dealing with severe emotions. i hope you can convince her that drugs cause more disruption than the diabetes care she may be rebelling against.
Avatar n tn I have a 14 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for four years. Her average bs is 241 and her a1c is 13! She is on target only 18% of the time (when she tests) in the past year she has been hospitalized twice for DKA and once for chest pain where they were very concerned about her kidneys.She is on intensive insulin management but does not record carbs or insulin administered. She does not think she will get complications. Is there an impartal third party who can WAKE HER UP!
Avatar m tn In order to determine whether or not a patient has pre-diabetes or diabetes, health care providers conduct a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG) or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). Either test can be used to diagnose pre-diabetes or diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends the FPG because it is easier, faster, and less expensive to perform. With the FPG test, a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125 mg/dl signals pre-diabetes.
Avatar f tn Has anyone done this yet? Has any one had gestational diabetes before? I have had 2 children before, last one 12 years ago... and I didn't have this. UGH.. Just worried about a really restricted diet...
Avatar f tn Because people with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease as people without diabetes, it’s important to keep track of your risk factors for heart disease. You can do this in several ways: See your health care provider regularly, keep your A1C and blood glucose levels within your target range, get your blood pressure checked at each provider visit, and have your lipid (fat) levels, which includes LDL, HDL and triglycerides, checked at least once a year.
296076 tn?1371338074 They are also engineered to be easily transferable among different doctors and hospitals so as to eliminate the creation of duplicate or disparate records among different health care providers, thus allowing any health care office to access a patient’s complete medical record at each visit.
Avatar m tn Nearly one third of them will have some kind of pregnancy-related complication. Those who don't get adequate prenatal care run the risk that such complications will go undetected or won't be dealt with soon enough. That, in turn, can lead to potentially serious consequences for both the mother and her baby. These statistics aren't meant to alarm you, but rather to convey the importance of starting prenatal care as early as possible — ideally, before you even become pregnant.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at about 12 weeks pregnant because I took my blood sugar on my own (knowing I had GD last pregnancy) and it was high in the morning (average was 110). I went to the Endo once and was told to keep checking with a new monitor (I guess he didn't trust my Rite Aid brand monitor) and come back in a week. Well I missed that appointment b/c I couldn't get there and missed a 2nd appointment also b/c of transportation.
639406 tn?1308880711 Diabetes has many different etiologies. While some forms can be avoided by simply watching diet, there is evidence that there is genetic predisposition and also a viral or chemical cause, in some cases. Mammo provided excellent advice. Do not be afraid of taking the metformin. If taken according to doctor's orders it has an excellent safety record and will be very helpful. You may find, after a period of exercise and weight loss, you may be able to stop taking it.
Avatar n tn His case was more of a matter of denial and not taking care of his diabetes. He was also dealing with depression. It did take a complication to make him realize that he is not immortal and that nothing could happen to him. This is what many teens and young adults go through. It is also a denial of dealing with any chronic disease. No one at that age wants to be considered different from their peers.
Avatar n tn My daughter has had diabetes for 10 years and has experienced significant weight gain. She has tried over the years to lose with diet and exercise but to no avail. She has recently done Weight Watchers for one month and followed it religiously. She lost practically no weight. She also exercise at least five times a week for an hour and a half. She is very frustrated and I don't have any answers. Unfortunately, her doctors over the years don't seem to be able to help.
2195822 tn?1341060511 I went to the GP yesterday and was told there is no record of her being ill, no record of her being on antibiotics. So me and Jeff have come to the conclusion that the midwife buggered up by leaving the catheter in, and they're trying to hide something about the infection. With that all said, she is now healthy and happy, and oh my god I love her. I know I said for the first week after I could never go through all that again... but, I would do it all again.
2047137 tn?1346978235 If the urine color remains yellow after drinking a lot of water, it is important to test for two things. One is jaundice and the other is diabetes. Also, consciously record how much water you are drinking. It may not be 5-6 glasses of water a day. Inform your gynecologist immediately. Take care!
Avatar n tn Diabetes is not a death sentence unless you don't take care of yourself. Diabetes is not curable, but it is certainly treatable and you can life a long life if you take care of yourself. (My mother lived for over 40 years as a diabetic.) Your doctor will give you instructions and all you need to do is follow them. If overweight, you'll need to lose a little. Cut out/down on white bread. Exercise and more exercise.
Avatar n tn When you learned you had diabetes, you and your health care team worked out a diabetes care plan. The plan aims to balance the foods you eat with your exercise and, possibly, diabetes pills or insulin. You can do two types of checks to help keep track of how your plan is working. These are blood glucose checks and urine ketone checks. Blood Glucose Monitoring Checks Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control.
Avatar n tn Even if there were fasting, at that time we had looser guidelines regarding the diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes(whcih was not even a term back then). If it was a post-meal glucose(or random during the day)it would not have been thought of as abnormal at all, and even now. Take care.
Avatar n tn Justina, We are all volunteers here and not medical professionals, so be sure to check in with your physician or ask for a referral if you're not satisfied with the care you're receiving. I recommend that you keep a written record of your blood sugar results as well as other information that might be relevant, such as -- what & how long ago you had eaten or had some calorie-containing beverages, your general feeling of health/well-being, stress levels, fatigue, any other symptoms etc.
174515 tn?1191710869 i am pregnant with twins and have united health care choice plus. i thought it was great coverage until i found out i have gestational diabetes. i need insulin and my insurance does not cover it!!! is there anything i can do to try and get coverage?
Avatar n tn How can a single blood test give an average over 2-3 months? The nurse said it wouldn't be considered diabetes or pre-diabetes. Should I have it checked again in the near future, or wait til next year's physical. Any advice would be appreciated.
529159 tn?1224994626 I was diagnosied with Type II Diabetes 2 years ago. I am having a wide variance in the fasting blood sugar results each morning. If I test just as soon as I get up my FBS is between 130-150. If I wait about 30-45 minutes, shower and get dressed the numbers increase to between 170-190. I haven't eaten or had anything to drink in this time period. Is there a reason for this sudden increase? Which number is my real FBS?
Avatar m tn Excessive sweating could be due to low blood sugar, anemia, diabetes, thyroid problems, hot and humid weather or some endocrine problems. Since you have high blood pressure too, please do not start electrolytes without consulting a doctor first. Also in presence of a high BP, calf pain could be due to a deep vein thrombus or clot. Please keep a record of the blood pressure until you can consult your PCP.
Avatar f tn “You have people who before would get their diabetic care in the emergency room who instead are coming into primary care, taking care of their diabetes, not ending up hospitalized every three or every four months. I mean it’s a huge difference.” So, according to Mitt, poor people should let their polyps turn into cancer and then go to the emergency room only to find that nothing can be done for them. That’s what emergency room care as a health care option means!
Avatar f tn So for now Increase protein and calorie intake by eating high-calorie, nutritious snacks or several small meals during the day. Liquid protein drinks may be helpful. Keep a record of what you eat and drink for 24 hours. This is called a diet history. If this way it improves can continue or consult to your physician to examine yourself and to ruled out any infection with warms. Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted.
Avatar n tn Another possibility is hyperthyroidism or even diabetes. Antibiotic or other drug metabolism can also cause a feeling of heat in the body. Drink plenty of fluids, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and take multivitamins. Get your thyroid function assessed. Sjogren’s syndrome is another possibility. It can also be due to heart problems, especially if you feel suffocated at night. Menopause in females is also a known cause so get FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone level assessed.
Avatar n tn I am a 49 year old woman. I was diagnosed w type 2 diabetes two years ago. Since that time I have been taking metformin 500x3per day w 'permission' to take a 4th if a social situation should require further food intake. I am VERY careful what I eat, and I exercise and get enough sleep and try to take good care of myself. I have a new doctor who ran all his own tests. I also have Hashis hypothyroid. My thyroid #s came back high so I have to lower them asap.
865902 tn?1239312521 “ Another article cites an Australian professor (of what, the article did not say) who stated that “the country would be better off declaring a pandemic of some of the real health problems it has, like diabetes and obesity.” The real din, however is in the countless letters to the editor and calls to radio talk-show hosts mocking the “alarmism” put forth by the WHO and others about this flu.