Medications for diabetes mellitus

Common Questions and Answers about Medications for diabetes mellitus


Avatar n tn I'm guessing that s/he is not a diabetes specialist and that's the type of physician who should be guiding your diabetes care. Specialists might be called endocrinologist or diabetologist. None of us here is a physician, but we're long-time diabetics or care-givers for diabetic children. You didn't mention if you've been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, and the treatment options vary for these types. Your instincts are good, Candikane.
1469903 tn?1286650297 While many of these medications are not FDA indicated specifically for the treatment of diabetes related nerve pain, they are used by physicians commonly. • The pain of diabetic nerve damage may also improve with better blood sugar control, though unfortunately blood glucose control and the course of neuropathy do not always go hand in hand. Newer medications for nerve pain have recently come to market in the US.
Avatar f tn Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease of absolute or inadequate production of the pancreas, and/ or the body’s resistance to insulin. It is a long term and a lifetime illness that is projected to be the second debilitating disease, causing most of the world’s mortality and morbidity. DM itself does not necessarily cause life threatening scenarios but its complications do.
Avatar f tn Several studies found hepatitis C (HCV) increases risk of Type II diabetes mellitus (DM). However, others found no or only sub-group specific excess risk. We performed meta-analyses to examine whether HCV infection does increase DM risk in comparison to the general population and in other sub-groups with increased liver disease rates including with hepatitis B (HBV). METHODS: We followed standard guidelines for performance of meta-analyses.
Avatar f tn Glipizide and glyburide are both indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, where hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. You could ask your doctor about these.
Avatar m tn Caucasian Male 39 yrs old. 30 Lbs overweight Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Tachycardia Former methamphetamine user (used for many years, but has been clean for 10+ yrs.) Binge drinker (1 or 2 times a week) Current medications: Lisinopril (Blood Pressure) Atenolol (Heart Rate) Valium (for anxiety) Insulin injections (Humulin R, N) Basically, his behavior can go from 'normal' (calm, not agitated, clear-headed, etc.) to what I am calling "Altered" in a matter of minutes.
Avatar n tn My brother has had Diabetes Mellitus for about 30 years. He is now 55 years old. A month ago 8 inches of his colon were removed because of colon cancer. In the meantime he has been told that his colon cancer is stage 3c. After the operation he had alot of trouble keeping his sugarlevel down. Either this week or next week he has to start chemotherapy. I have been told that there are 2 different chemotherapies he can choose from: 1. a therapy with oxaliplaten (misspelled?
Avatar f tn A counsellor may help if you have anxiety. Medications may be needed for diabetes and blood pressure while you work on your health. Following are a list of things to start with. Suggest you make a plan and then work to follow it. 1. Make sure to get 8 hours sleep a day. Quality sleep is so important for coping and well-being. 2. 30 minutes exercise daily. This may be in a gym, walking, or anything you can do. Make sure you do this consistently. 3. 2 - 3 meals a day with no snacking.
Avatar f tn What can I do if anything for him and for me? Besides the fact that uncontrolled diabetes, and drug and alcohol use would lower the chances that the Hep C treatment would work, the medication used to treat can cause severe irritability, depression and in some cases suicidal or homicidal ideation. That can be very dangerous for somebody using drugs. And it would put everybody around him at risk of getting hurt....especially you since you would be around him more.
1469903 tn?1286650297 My mom has been diagnosed with type II diabetes mellitus recently.Her post prandial blood sugar is 214mg/dl.Her triglyceride , VLDL cholesterol,total protein is slightly raised.Her liver is enlarged & there is fatty infiltration.Her weight is 80 kg and height is 5 feet.She is taking medications to controll blood sugar.Is there any risk to develop hepatitis or cirrhosis from fatty liver??????
15375805 tn?1441615985 (December 2008) *Diabetes. World Health Organisation. (January 2015) *New treatment options for erectile dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus. Author: Basu et al. (2004) *PDE5 inhibitors: targeting erectile dysfunction in diabetics. Author: Francis et al. (December 2011) *Intracavernosal alprostadil is effective for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetic men. Author: Heaton et al.
Avatar m tn But, as I have also been taking some medications that are not good for the liver, I fear that the two things together have been a dangerous combination. I am so frightened and kicking-myself, even though the drinking was not through partying and wasn't enjoyable. How likely is it that cirrhosis would develop after "only" several months of very heavy drinking? Could "only" a fatty liver cause the symptoms I'm having? Thanks for reading my story.
Avatar m tn In particular, you may want ask your physician to screen you for diabetes mellitus which is a common cause of excess thirst and urination.
Avatar n tn It is a disorder of the nerves which causes numbness, tingling, unusual sensations and sometimes pain, which can be triggered by medications. Diabetes Mellitus can cause neuropathy. Other causes like vitamin deficiencies and alcohol consumption can cause neuropathy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Vitamin D can be safely supplemented to reach normal levels which can help with immune function. Most important for the diabetes management is for y our sister to get normal blood sugar levels. What is her Hba1c? Normal should be < 5.0, though for a person with diabetes slightly higher may still be the best she can achieve. This means target of keeping blood sugars between about 70/80 and 120 all the time as far as you can manage.
Avatar f tn Please shed some light on using Victoza SOLELY for weight loss in a patient whose Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus is in Perfect Grade 3 obesity, biochemical hypothyroid and diabetic since 7 years. Both under good control. On regular Eltroxin 50mcg, Pioglitazone, Voglibose Nateglinide and Repaglinide in prescribed doses as per doctor's prescription. Also takes homeopathy and Ayurvedic propreitary medications for plantar fasciitis and Bile problems.
Avatar n tn (D) Cerebrovascular Adverse Events (a nice way of saying stoke) (E) Induction of Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mellitus (F) Orthostatic Hypotension (a drop in blood pressure of greater than 20/10 mmHg upon standing). This may result in fainting upon standing. (G) Seizure: The atypicals decrease the seizure threshold (H) Adverse Cardiac Effects (or disturbance of cardiac conduction) Those are the risks.
Avatar f tn diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, prostatic hypertrophy, hyperthyroidism, closed angle glaucoma, or those who are PREGNANT. When you see your doctor, tell him everything you used (full trademark name of medications). Hope this was helpful.
378273 tn?1262101221 Many people that were on rhythm control drugs said that those medications just left them feeling badly and persistently tired. For most, these medications worked at first, and in some cases controlled their afib for years, but eventually just stopped working.
Avatar m tn hi i am a 15 year old boy, i have been getting really bad headaches for about 7 months now and it doesnt seem to go away i talked to my gp who reffered me to a hospital when i went there the doctors found out i have insuline dependant diabetes mellitus.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Chloride levels ordinarily rise and fall along with the blood sodium level. High chloride levels (hyperchloremia) can occur for many reasons, including dehydration, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, epilepsy (due to potassium bromide being given) and medicines such as meloxicam (Metacam) and carprofen (Rimadyl).
Avatar f tn Important note, that this has been an infrequent but consistent pattern of behavior for 4 years. Tonight, however, is a sufficient example. I heard my partner fall in the bathroom. I ran to her aid and found her laying in the bathtub with a blank stare. I tried to help stand, she fell again. Although this time she just sat in the tub and mumbled nonsense. She eventually fell into this quasi-catatonic state. I called the paramedics. They arrived, she remained catatonic at first.
Avatar m tn Midodrine is for orthostatic intolerance, primarily in patients with autonomic neuropathies due to diabetes mellitus or Parkinson's. Did your doctor do an evaluation and treat you based on risk/benefit ANS v. heart failure?....I don't know?. If I had seen a doctor for my low blood pressure, and told to increase my salt intake to raise my BP that would have likely resulted in a harmful and possibly irreversable damage. The doctor did not know I had a low EF because there were no symptoms.
Avatar n tn Hello there, Poor health, diabetes mellitus, taking steroid medications, chemotherapy can all make a person prone for oral thrush .Your doctor may prescribe an antifungal mouthwash nystatin which is to be used for 5 - 10 days. If they don't work, oral medication may be prescribed. If the infection has spread throughout your body or you have HIV/AIDS, stronger medications, such as fluconazole and itraconazole may be needed.
Avatar f tn *Use with extreme caution in elderly patients and in those with angina pectoris, hypertension, other CV (Cardio Vascular) disorders, renal insufficiency, or ishaemia *Use cautiously in patients with diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, or myxoedema *Rapid thyroid hormone replacement in patients with arteriosclerosis may precipitate angina, coronary artery occlusion or CVA (Stroke). Use cautiously in these patients.
Avatar m tn Current or history of adrenal dysfunction (255) is disqualifying. Current or history of diabetes mellitus (250) is disqualifying. Current persistent glycosuria when associated with impaired glucose tolerance (250) or renal tubular defects (271.4) is disqualifying. Current or history of acromegaly, including, but not limited to gigantism or other disorders of pituitary function (253), is disqualifying. Current or history of gout (274) is disqualifying.
Avatar n tn The causes for proteinuria are infections of the kidney/bladder, disorders of the kidney/bladder, diabetes mellitus, certain blood disorders, strenuous exercise and certain medications. Further blood tests, X rays, ultrasonography, CT scan and sometimes cystoscopy may be needed to detect the cause for proteinuria. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn It is a disorder of the nerves which causes numbness, tingling, unusual sensations and sometimes pain. Diabetes Mellitus can cause neuropathy. Other causes like vitamin deficiencies, alcohol consumption and certain medications can cause neuropathy. You may need to consult your primary care physician to detect the cause for your symptoms. Regards.
Avatar n tn my husband is 67 years old, hypertensive and been diagnosed with atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus, has been taking maintenance medications such as ziac, pletal, vastarel and captopril along with neurobion. lately he's been experiencing, weakness especially after meal and just two days ago, a tingling sensation on his left arm what could be the cause of these? thank you in advance for your response.
Avatar n tn It is a disorder of the nerves which causes numbness, tingling, unusual sensations and sometimes pain. Diabetes Mellitus can cause neuropathy. It could be side effect of your medications. Other causes like vitamin deficiencies and alcohol consumption can cause neuropathy. You may need to consult your primary care physician to detect the cause. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.