Type 2 diabetes and dka

Common Questions and Answers about Type 2 diabetes and dka


Avatar n tn I still need 2 months of insulin shots before taking oral. Being type 1 or type 2 is not clear to me, my doctor still doesn't give specific type but she says maybe i'm on the honeymoon stage so we still continue my insulin. Am i really type 1? or can I still go on oral medications? Last thing, did taking diet pills make me a diabetic?
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 15 years old. My blood sugar was over 1000 and I was very ill for a long time. I was a freshman in high school and missed a couple weeks before I got out of the hospital. My eyesight changed from being nearsighted to far sighted within weeks so I couldn't see straight (pun intended). I had to be home schooled for the second half of my freshman year because I was so far behind.
11313587 tn?1417133794 Frequent testing to catch both highs and lows rather than them getting out of control. To get excellent control and the best chance at avoiding DKA, I recommend the following book: Diabetes Solutions, By Dr. Richard Bernstein (he's an 80 yo type 1 since he was 12, Dr.) If anything can help you, I really think his approach can.
Avatar n tn Hi am a mother of a 9 year old son that was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in january of 2005. Since then he has been admitted to the hospital eighttimes for DKA. I keep wondering is there something that I have might have done to make my son keep having DKA. Can someone share some light on me with this?
Avatar f tn Yes. Someone with type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily and monitor and control their blood sugars very well if they are to stay alive and avoid complications of diabetes.
Avatar n tn They could be suffering from DKA which is a medical emergency and needs a trip to the ER. DKA is usually suffered by Type 1's only, but occasionally a type 2 can have it. More dangerous in the short terms are lows. Anything under 60 should be treated. Some people say 70. I would err on the conservative side if the jobs entail anything dangerous like machinery or driving in which case the person should stay over 80.
1456043 tn?1285366131 If you wish to continue living a normal life you really need to see an Endocrinologist, get on proper medication, get diabetes educated and practice controlling and managing your diabetes.
Avatar n tn Refer to articles from wikipedia on Diabetic diet,Insulin therapy,DKA,DM type1 and 2,Very low calorie diet,protocols by American Diabetic Asscociation,management of DM in CMDT,Harrisons Medicine,History of DM,recent advances in DM management article by Beijing University and lot more.
Avatar n tn My husband has type 2 diabetes and refuses to get treatment. He also has hypertension, sleep apnea and you can feel his heart beat through his chest. Does anyone have a guess on what his life expectancy would be if I can't get him to the doctors.
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 Safe option but very expensive given cost of travel. I have a friend who has diabetes and he was in the US for 12 months and done this through option 4, although his work funded his flights. Mine won't. I would be grateful for other people who have diabetes's thoughts or experiences in this?? Thanks in advance!
Avatar m tn They are not sure as of right now if she has type 1 or 2 diabetes. They put her in a medically induced coma to bring her blood sugar down and by Sunday it was down to 110. Since her blood sugar was down, they wanted to bring her out of the coma and get the tube out of her throat, but when they tried to bring her out, she was not responding properly.
Avatar m tn I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I was recently hospitalized for DKA, the 1st time after having Type 1 for 27 years, and understand how fortunate I am. I have been home from the hospital for 1 week and plan to return to work Monday. It has taken a lot of time and insulin adjustments to get to where I am now. I'm sorry that I cannot answer for what happened to your friend. Again, I am so sorry. It sounds like a lot was going on - esp. when considering the additional symptoms you listed.
Avatar n tn It sometimes seems like my family is the only one going through this and it is a reminder that we are not alone, my son was diagnosed at age 2 and has had type 1 diabetes for almost 2 years without too much trouble until yesterday, yesterday his blood sugar went down to 22 and he lost consciousness a couple times.
Avatar n tn Hey, So I have type I diabetes, and I like to drink. I do it fairly often, and in moderation. Sometimes, I like to get wasted like everybody else. and I keep water bottles with me to stay hydrated and my glucometer and Insulin to use as needed and im fine. try having a drink instead of taking mind-altering drugs.
Avatar f tn My usually happy and healthy 11 year old daughter the past 2 weeks has been very sick. It started out like the stomach flu, she threw up and was tired a lot. After a few days she started getting extremely thirsty all the time and urinating very frequently. She's also noticeably lost weight yet it seems like she's eating more. She's just not been acting the way she normally does even when she's sick, some days she's been very weak and a couple day ago I smelled sweetness on her breath.
Avatar n tn BACK to the original question - does marijuana affect type 1 diabetes? no. I've been type 1 diabetic for 9 years and between alcohol and marijuana, I will ALWAYS choose marijuana since alcohol lowers my blood sugar and sometimes leads to me having seizures.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar f tn You are not overweight, My daughter(16) put on weight when she was put on insulin(and she has the pump) She tried the Dukan diet and IT DID NOT WORK--she only lost 1lb in 2 months!!! She had alot of low BS also on that diet and then had to ingest carbs even though she had reduced her insulin.
Avatar n tn Hello :) Im 14 and i have had type 1 diabetes for nearly 10 years and i recently got an insulin pump about 5 months ago and have noticed that where I used to give myself injections has flattened out a bit....i also used to have about 5 injections a day and was taking novo rapid actrapid protophane and lantus.
Avatar n tn I smoke basically all the time (even in school) and i have type 1 diabetes. It's affected my motivation for school and my grades have fallen slightly but all in all its not changed my life. Ive been diabetic for 13 years (since i was 3) and i still went out and got absolutely steaming. For a while i was the one who was always sick, always a state and it was great. It didnt affect my diabetes. So then i discovered weed which i liked better, could control easier and had more fun with.
Avatar n tn My daughter is 16 and is a type 1 diabetic. She has pituitary suppression and insulin binding antibodies. Her specialist have put her on the insulin called Apidra and is working wonderfully but she is having a lot of menstrual problems. They have put her on several different pills to help control this but none are working. Every time she has spotting or a true cycle, she gets very sick to her stomach and her sugar rises very high. She goes into DKA very quickly with this.
Avatar n tn I am kind of in the same boat. Somewhere between type 1 and type 2, but no antibodies. Low insulin requirements. Low c-peptide. Probably I am what they call LADA, which is slow adult age onset type 1. Anyway, I think the most important thing is not the type of diabetes we have, but how well we manage it. I also eat very low carb, and this results in great management and good numbers, with relatively little insulin.
Avatar n tn It is becoming more common for teens to abuse their type 1 diabetes by omitting insulin shots, and purposely eating lots of high carb foods in order to lose weight or maintain a lower weight. Poor diabetes control also is behind sugar cravings and uncontrollable appetites which may be a factor in your son's addiction to junk food and pop. Poor blood sugar control is a vicious cycle that is extremely hard to break, not only physically, but psychologically and emotionally as well.
Avatar n tn I was born in Jamaica and still in Jamaica. I have the type 2 diabetes, I am eating healthy and exercising everyday but I don't know why my sugar is high. Can you help me?
1436324 tn?1283702360 For better or worse there are many people with Type 2 diabetes who ignore it completely and think it won't go away. Then there are people who manage it on a daily basis and successfully control their blood sugars. The ways to control type 2 diabetes is with change of diet (reduction of carbs), weight loss if necessary, exercise, and, if necessary, medication. Medication is not the enemy, and if it is needed can help control your blood sugar.
Avatar n tn He is about 60 lbs which is about right for his height and age. No one in the family has type 1 or 2 diabetes. It is still a mystery to all of us.
Avatar f tn every woman in my family has type 1 and her paternal grandfather has type 2. I am hypoglycemic... she is also very hper and irritable, constantly walks around with a water bottle in her had due to thirst...
Avatar n tn So today,this friend of mine came up to me ,acting handicapped and made the most ridiculous voice ever and this is what he had to say ' Hello ,*his name* ,has diabetes and is gonna die in 2 yrs' .He said it like 2-3 times and I was really mad at him .He just replaced my name with his maybe cos he was trying to mock me? I've no idea but don't let jerks get to any of you.I made a stupid mistake by telling a few people at school about my diabetes and I think that was a horrible decision to make.
Avatar f tn Even when I am in the room with him I pray next to him and for him. He is 15 and just was diagnosed with Type II diabetes back in January. I need answers, I am scared, but I know God will get me through this.