Diabetes mellitus what is it

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Avatar f tn what is Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus-my son is fourtheen years old,had just been diagnose this type of disease.Mostly want to know everything about healthcare,nutritions,treatment,sports.etc...
1469903 tn?1286650297 • bladder, skin, and vaginal infections; • blurred vision; and • lethargy What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (as it will be in this article) was first identified as a disease associated with "sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world.
Avatar f tn It would be easy for you to track down what food made your blood sugar level shoot up or what made you hypo at a specific time. It is like watching out what you eat, too. It worked for me after 14 days of learning how to count my caloric intake and also as to how my sugars react to it. It is worth the effort I had put it in because today I realized how proper diet really had an impact on DM. 2. Eat more veggies and foods rich in fiber.
Avatar m tn I was wondering that now a days it's been said that for pregnant women a 100g Glucose and 3 hrs test gives a valid result as compared to 75 g glucose 2hrs test. What do you say about it? I live in Oman and had my GTT with fasting level of 3.89 and after 75 g 2 hrs test 8.6 mm/mol. After this I was required to do a hyperglycemic profile and it was normal. I took the GTT in the evening and I was wondering my high blood sugar level might be due to slow metabolism in the evening.
Avatar f tn I think diabetes is one of the worse, diseases out there, I am not sure how much HCV has to do with it, Normally it is genetics, weight and nutrion have a lot to do with it, There is a Nurse that comes through here name CoWriter, she has a lot of knowledge concerning both Diabetes and HCV. Keep an eye out for her!
Avatar m tn However for the proteinuria it is very important that the boy has his blood sugars normalised and tightly controlled. What is his A1C? If it is high then he and you need to be working with a diabetes educator on his diet and medication to get things normalised.
Avatar n tn I am worried about him, not necessarily about diabetes mellitus but perhaps diabetes insipidus, this is what is called "water diabetes". The pituitary makes a hormone called antidiuretic hormone, this helps us hang onto waters in our kidneys during times when we need it. In kids who have lower levels or missing this we will see them drink excessively, preferring cold to hot beverages and water or milk for some reason, they will urinate excessively.
Avatar n tn When u say it is going up, when? after u eat, because that is normal, and 89 fasting is execelent. headache can be from low and high but higher than 200and lower that 70. U can't hurt your kidneys with blood sugars under 100. and won't effect your heart/kidneys. How high does your go up?
154765 tn?1237251544 Frequent urination can be caused by a lot of conditions, including urinary tract infections, bladder conditions such as interstitial cystitis, nephritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and some metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus. You should have your symptoms evaluated by a physician. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hello, The urine report is positive for bacteria and protein which is due to urinary tract infection and proteinuria. Urinary tract (which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra) infections are very common in young. Symptoms of UTI are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination, passing of blood in urine and even fever. The most common causes of repeated UTIs are kidney stones and diabetes mellitus.
Avatar f tn on my liver biopsy it says "spotty chronic lobulitis" no matter where I look though I can't find out what that means. I plan to see my doctor, just confused until then. Also I still don't get what exactly "fibrosis" is. And my "portal inflamation" is "moderate" whatever that means. damnit it's 2am and I just can't sleep with this stuff on my mind.
Avatar n tn I have a simliar white patch under my chin, its not so prominent in the winter but come summer time it looks so silly as though I have forgotten to tan there. What is this?
262802 tn?1303948476 Esophageal dysmotility can cause breathlessness. It can be caused by diabetes mellitus. Hope Asthma has been ruled out. Diabetes mellitus can cause autonomic neuropathy and consequent slower motility of the intestinal tract. Medications to promote motility may help in emptying the intestines by promoting motility. Discuss about these medications with your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The first type of diabetes is sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes. Diabetes results from a shortage of insulin. http://www.starherb.com/healthconcern.asp?
Avatar n tn Rarely, exocrine cancers of the pancreas cause diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar) because they destroy the insulin-making cells. More often, there are slight problems with sugar metabolism that do not cause symptoms of diabetes but can still be recognized by certain blood tests. I know you must feel anxious about your symptoms and the diagnosis of diabetes, so if it's possible I'd suggest that you go ahead and do the CT scan -just to put your mind at ease.
Avatar n tn Certain disorders such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus,and Addison's disease can increase the excretion of urine and thereby lead to dehydration. Because people with Type 2 Diabetes produce some Insulin, ketoacidosis does not usually develop. However, the blood sugar levels can become extremely high (often exceeding 1,000 mg/dL). Such high levels often happen as the result of some superimposed stress, such as an infection or drug use.
Avatar n tn i have passes out gone unconsious im not a professional and am certantaly not telling anyone what to and not to do but not only is it illegal but it is dangerous for diabetics. i no its not fair being told its in your best interest to not do something because of something you have. but i no if it keeps me out of harms way and less needles and hospitals im game!
Avatar f tn //www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/five-ways-to-control-type-2-diabetes#1. Cutting down on carbohydrates, eating a heathy diet are important as is getting to a good weight that is within healthy BMI. But do note that simply working on it and losing 'some' weight is better than nothing and you will impact your health in a positive way by doing this. As for hypertension/high blood pressure. Again, there are life style things to try.
Avatar n tn I know it was recent and I seem to think it mentioned a slightly greater risk of stroke...but I can't remember if that is even right and if it is I don't recall what the risk with insulin use was compared to - normal people or diabetics using different therapy - I just can't recall. But, I'll look again later and if I find it I'll post it. I will say that it wasn't too scary or I'd remember it well.
Avatar f tn Especially, if tx withhold further liver damage. Uncontrolled diabetes with blood sugars of 350 is certainly a good reason not to treat since the tx can make it go even higher. (and if you add the fact that he's using crack cocaine and drinking, I would say he doesn't have much chance of SVR). A fasting blood sugar of >100 decreases SVR....and Insulin resistance results in HYPERINSULINEMIA.....which can make the interferon ineffective. World J Gastroenterol.
Avatar m tn This really is annoying to have to feel like you constantly have to go and to have your sac feel like it is on fire makes general daily life challenging to say the least. For the red balls my MD thought it might be jock itch on the scrotum and has me on Clotrimazole cream 1% but it just doesn't seem like that is that is the issue and stings a little at the moment.
Avatar m tn Recently I have been monitoring my daily water intake. It is usually around 3.5 litres, though if I exercise more it will be around 4 litres or even above; the temperature here is moderate so I do not believe I am sweating excessively. I urinate 7 or 8 times a day; occasionally, though not too often, I wake up in the night and need to urinate.
Avatar n tn But what I've come across regarding SPS notes an autoimmune process was originally postulated to underlie this syndrome since the disorder often occurred in conjunction with a variety of autoimmune diseases including thyroiditis, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, and (particularly) type 1 diabetes mellitus. However gestational diabetes is associated with the development later in life of type II diabetes (not an auto-immune process, but the due to insulin resistance).
Avatar f tn anyhow lately i have noticed (first noticed during my power walk) my right hand gets swollen to the point it's hard to close it properly and as i do close it it is white at the knuckles!!! what cld be the case ? at night very often i wake up having to sake my hands as they go numb in order for me to go back to sleep. i exercise most days of the week and 6 weeks ago i underwent a myomectomy procedure which ended in quite a lot of blood loss.
Avatar n tn In cardiac disorders there is inadequate pumping of blood and in lung disorders there is inadequate oxygenation. It could also be due peripheral arterial blood disorders. Symptoms are usually aggravated with exercise in cardiac disorders. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension can cause these symptoms. Again inadequate sleep, hypoglycemia, anemia and vitamin deficiencies can aggravate you symptoms of light headedness. You will need to consult your primary care physician for a proper evaluation.
Avatar f tn The mood swing is a little better, fatigue seems to be a little better but I still cannot do physical work for more than 20 to 30 minutes and then I have to rest. Is it possible that all these symptoms are caused by the lack of B12? Is there another way to treat it than shots, since the symptoms are always there?
Avatar n tn It cn also be a start of peripheral neuropathy, which is caused by diabetes mellitus, Vitamin B deficiencies, specially B12, Hypothyroidism, alcoholism, diseases like Guillian Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, kidney and liver diseases. If it is not too problematic, it can be ignored. Else, please consult your GP for evaluation. Do keep me posted.
Avatar m tn (OR by group not given) This seems an interesting contribution but to interpret it as indicating that diabetes is a cause of hcc independent of hcv seems like stretching what McGlynn reported. We know there's a very strong diabetes/hcv link and it's not clear (to me at least) that anything in that report explains to what extent diabetes "causes" hcc simply by correlation with the fact that many diabetics with hcc also had (resolved or unresolved?) hcv.