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146866 tn?1199599344 Diabetes runs in my family (father, uncle, grandmother all have diabetes). What can I do to avoid getting it. Also, my wife's family also has a history of diabetes and what should I be doing for my children so that they can lower their risk of getting it?
Avatar f tn I am 32 weks pregnant and have just been diagnosed as having gestational diabetes. I am having a difficult time understanding why I have this. I am 29 years old, this is my 3rd pregnancy and I did not develop this condition with the first 2 pregnancies. I was, however in my early twenties with the first 2. Before pregnancy I was at a very healthy weight at 135 and I am 5' 7" and I worked out 3-4 times a week. Since becoming pregnant I am only at the gym 1-2 times a week.
603046 tn?1279163013 I am a 73 yrs old male, 5'6", 170 lbs. My father and mother (both decease) had age on set Type II diabetes. While in the military for 21 years I've always had "borderline" glucos reading. After quitting smoking, I gained weight and my blood sugar went up to around 200. After retirement from my civilian job in 2003, my docotr placed me on low dosage Avandia. That brought my blood sugar reading down.
Avatar f tn Family history of arthritis, juvenile arthritis, thyroid, diabetes and heart issues…but her symptoms swing in every direction. It seems she may have one test result item that points to one direction, but another will pull it away, while nothing is ever a glaring problem, so finding a solution has been extremely taxing…What are we missing??
Avatar n tn I just did the glucose tolerance test and the follow-up testing and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I have been adhering to the diet that the dietician gave me, in general 1800 calories/day. I opted to try the Freestyle glucometer, as I play the piano and didn't want sore fingers (not to mention I am a needle-phobic). This is the glucometer that you can test on your forearm. My question is, has anyone had any experience with this glucometer as far as accuracy.
Avatar n tn I obtained the following information from the webpage www.dlife.com. I have no personal knowledge of gestational diabetes, as I am the mom of a 17 year old who was diagnosed at the age of 21 months with type 1. I am not a medical professional, so I'll give it to you right from the dlife website. "Hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy increase insulin resistance. As pregnancy progresses and the placenta increases in size, so do a woman's insulin requirements.
2009318 tn?1328029037 I have been diabetic since age 8 and now i am 29 years old and finnally got my diabetes under control enough to get prenant. I am now 21 weeks along and the doc says me and the baby are healthy but I still have high blood sugars for time to time. I worry that I could be damaging the baby. When I have these high blood sugars of 300 or more i can feel the baby kick and move is that a good or bad thing?
Avatar n tn My 15 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 12. She currently wears an insulin pump. The last 2 months she has experienced very high blood sugars (300-600) around the time of her period. The blood sugars remain high for approx. 48 hours despite our best efforts (insulin every 2-3 hours and lots of water) to bring them down. After a couple of days she is back in the normal range. The pump is working fine and she has not had ketones either time as well.
Avatar m tn Hello, I just turned 60 and very recently diagnosed with diabetes. Not sure yet whether it's 1 or 2. Seems to follow the line of 2 for right now. This past week I have been extremely weak and shaky. Almost as if my nerves are jumping. I did have one day where my level hit 304 in the AM but now stay way under 190. In fact, right now my level is 98 and I'm still incredibly weak. Do you have any idea as to what can be causing this?
Avatar n tn Of course people with diabetes can get married. Having diabetes is not a reason to avoid marriage. People with diabetes these days are doing much better with diabetes management, and the rate of complications in people who are using these management principles are dropping drammatically. 20 years ago, this wasn't the case, so the patients that your dad sees fall into that group, where they didn't have the tools and the knowledge that we have today.
Avatar n tn My father is 65 years old and has had Adult type II diabetes since 1984. In the past year he has been having increased bouts of nausea and vomiting. It has progressed to the stage where he vomits several times a day and is constantly nauseaus. He has been under the care of a Gastro Dr. who states that the diabetes has ruined his stomach lining and nothing more can be done. He prescribed Zoloft.
Avatar f tn said it was fine and I don't have diabetes but I read online that 107 is considered pre-diabetes That scared me because diabetes runs in my family. I have always been extremely thin. I am 5'4' and 98lbs. I'm trying to watch my carbs and have been exercising to hopefully prevent diabetes from developing. The problem is I'm losing weight.. Any suggestions how I can eat a low carb diet but not lose weight at the same time? I just don't know what to do. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I agree we should be informed but that should also be the Drs.' responsibility-esp. w/ a newer tx. and in a teaching environment. I believe I was used as a guinea pig w/out my knowledge or informed consent.
Avatar f tn December 2013 Diagnosed with diabetes Type 2 4-28-14 Optometry appointment which had been postponed because of diabetes. Diagnosed with Epiretinal Membrane in both eyes and macular hole left eye. May 2014 Vitrectomy with gas bubble in left eye. I first noticed image sixe difference after a couple of weeks after the gas bubble got smaller. July 2014. Vitrectomy without bubble in right eye. January 2015 Appointment with optometrist. Glasses with mild myopia and astigmatism correction.
Avatar n tn They may then have resources with a diabetes educator who can help her with managing her own diabetes. It is obvious that she needs to get to have help accepting her diabetes first. There are young adults out there that with age came wisdom. I encourage everyone not to give up hope and know that you are not alone. anniem47 and par2323, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has a sister outreach program that matches you to a volunteer that have gone through the same issues.
Avatar n tn My mom 74 years of age has diabetes II, Hepetitis C, and Mylodispasia (chronic anemia). Her medications are Glucotrol XL 20mg and Rezulin 600mg (for diabetes), Normadyne 200mg, demadex 50mg, prinivil 40mg, Spirono Eq Aldectone 25mg. She also gets a weekly injection of 10,000cc Epogen/Procrit. Aside from her slow gait, she manages to do her dialy chores (cooking, cleaning, and shopping) from 6am till 8pm. She is not short of breath or in any pain.
Avatar n tn My mom 74 years of age has diabetes II, Hepetitis C, and Mylodispasia (chronic anemia). Her medications are Glucotrol XL 20mg and Rezulin 600mg (for diabetes), Normadyne 200mg, demadex 50mg, prinivil 40mg, Spirono Eq Aldectone 25mg. She also gets a weekly injection of 10,000cc Epogen/Procrit. Aside from her slow gait, she manages to do her dialy chores (cooking, cleaning, and shopping) from 6am till 8pm. She is not short of breath or in any pain.
Avatar n tn My mom 74 years of age has diabetes II, Hepetitis C, and Mylodispasia (chronic anemia). Her medications are Glucotrol XL 20mg and Rezulin 600mg (for diabetes), Normadyne 200mg, demadex 50mg, prinivil 40mg, Spirono Eq Aldectone 25mg. She also gets a weekly injection of 10,000cc Epogen/Procrit. Aside from her slow gait, she manages to do her dialy chores (cooking, cleaning, and shopping) from 6am till 8pm. She is not short of breath or in any pain.
Avatar n tn My mom 74 years of age has diabetes II, Hepetitis C, and Mylodispasia (chronic anemia). Her medications are Glucotrol XL 20mg and Rezulin 600mg (for diabetes), Normadyne 200mg, demadex 50mg, prinivil 40mg, Spirono Eq Aldectone 25mg. She also gets a weekly injection of 10,000cc Epogen/Procrit. Aside from her slow gait, she manages to do her dialy chores (cooking, cleaning, and shopping) from 6am till 8pm. She is not short of breath or in any pain.
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Avatar m tn and she's having severe headaches. The local hospital ER suggested she should be seen at a teaching hospital where they will be better equipped to evaluate her. My questions: 1.
Avatar n tn I am a 26 year old type 2 diabetic. I have let my diabetes go uncontrolled for about 6 years. I am starting to have some weird things happen to me. I am having problems digesting fat and it is causing me to have diahherea; my resting heart rate is over 100 beats per minute; iam having dizzy spells; etc... every tests that i go for is showing nothing physically wrong with me. The problem i am asking about now is i have these episodes where i get extremely cold spells.
Avatar n tn I am 17 - 18 weeks pregnant and last week's gluocse tolerance test came out. The number was 203. I've made an appt for Diabetes teaching at the hospital and two weeks later for consultation at Maternal Fetal Medicine. I wanted to know if and why this sugar did not show up in the other routine sugar tests that were done before. And also, how can i avoid all those complications for my babies.
Avatar n tn After 20 years almost all people with type 1 diabetes have some retinopathy. Diabetes effects the very smallest blood vessels in the body (capillaries) and many types of retinopathy are accompanied by larges areas of "capillary wipeout".
Avatar f tn There doesn't appear to be anything constructive here. If you want to know specifics, fine. But, to harangue me about your choice to be offended won't produce a positive response from me.
1000766 tn?1296749601 Judging by how hard she kicks now I'd say she was doing just fine anyway though, lol. Next I have an appointment for gestational diabetes teaching. Appointment #2 Okay, I was scheduled for a gestational diabetes teaching class because I failed my 1-hour glucose test and refused to take the 3-hour test. I felt so sick during the first test that I know I wouldn't make it through the 3-hour.
Avatar m tn I posted this under Diabetes because that is what my doc thinks its relative to . I am always thirsty and constantly drinking and going to the bathroom all day . I will go through 6- 8 cups of coffee--and about 2 gallons of water during a normal day . My sugar tests always come back under 120 . Docs have done many blood tests and say I have mild Diabetes and have me on Metamorphin I believe it is . It is very frustrating but sometimes I drink fluids until I am ready to burst.
Avatar n tn I have had type 1 diabetes for 38 years (I'm 48) with only eye complications (cataracts and minimal hemorrhaging - sight is 20/20 corrected). However, over the past year, I've had pain / stiffness in my left shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle..and it's getting worse, impacting everything I do. The pain worsens only AFTER I've done a simple activity including walking down the hall, typing on the computer, or lying flat.
Avatar f tn 6 is under even the pre-diabetes level (starting at 5.7). The A1C is the standard for diagnosis of pre-diabetes and diabetes. So what I see in these numbers and the ones you report at home is that something is happening for sure but a diagnosis of full diabetes (rather than pre-diabetes) might be premature. If you have pre-diabetes you might want to start by trying to control it with reduction of carbs, exercise and weight loss if needed.