Type 2 diabetes and stroke

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Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007, and have just been diagnosed with MS. How does having both conditions affect life expectancy?
2173122 tn?1337367057 I am a diabetic (type 2) and already watch my weight and take Metformin but only became diabetic a year ago. Now this TIA stroke. I am not a health care professional. Hopefully we will have some others with more experience comment on this post. I am still recovering from it but everything I have read says I should have already recovered from it but after 5 days now, I'm just starting to get my balance back and strength in my left side, but it seems to come and go.
Avatar n tn Obesity makes diabetes harder to control and a type 2 diabetic who is overweight should be working with their doctor and nutritionist to develop a strategy for healthy weight loss. Do you know whether your diabetics are all Type 2 or if some of them are Type 1? It makes a difference in treatment. Also all diabetics vary a bit from each other in their control and management regimes. It might help if you could meet with the diabetics and ask them about their own treatment.
1644823 tn?1330059575 Gastric bypass surgery is great for curing type 2 diabetes. It works for up to 80 percent of patients. Now scientists are beginning to figure out why. And weight loss may be the least of it. It turns out that bypass surgery dramatically reduces the amino acids circulating in the blood – in particular, a type called branched-chain amino acids, which make up 40 percent of these nutrients in our diet. That's from a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.
Avatar f tn weight loss and increased physical activity is directly related to improved diabetes control. To help Americans fight the dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center has crafted new nutrition and physical activity guidelines for overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes (pre-diabetes).
Avatar m tn You should have the test on an empty stomach after not eating overnight. Adults with type 2 diabetes should have this test every year. People with high cholesterol may have this test more often. See also: Diabetes - preventing heart attack and stroke Kidney Tests Once a year, you should have a urine test. It looks for a protein called "albumin." Because the test looks for small amounts of albumin, it is sometimes called a test for microalbuminuria.
Avatar f tn 1) If your fiance has Type 2 diabetes that is recently diagnosed and is now under control, his outlook for life is actually quite good. There are many individuals who have had Type 2 diabetes for years and years, and do not develop any complications at all. Some do, but there are treatments for that as well. Much of this is in your fiance's and his physician's hands--good control will help him live a long and healthy life. But he needs to take charge.
Avatar n tn I would like to know what folks think on this forum with regards to my treatment options, Should I go on medication for Diabetes or just treat the low T and control the diabetes with diet alone? I am only 38 and have very active life/marriage. What does the future look for me ? How long can I go on like this and will be recover the low T or will be on meds permanently? Thanks.
1532119 tn?1292317951 i had stroke 02/2010/ type 2 diabetes discovered then. had minor high blood pressure. diabetes and bp controled now/ am affected on left side with numbness, pain, tingle, hot,cold, sometimes this seems to be going into my right foot, yje tingle , the numbness. i had fallen on this leg 3 days prior to stroke, can this be stroke symtoms, or possibly neurothapy from the diabetes .
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 m tn I am not sure, I was just told I have type 2, and my doctor told me that I have to quit smoking, When you find out something please let me know too
665587 tn?1265950524 9 when he was admitted and rose to 3 and continues to climb. They biopsied this kidney today and was told that it was diabetic decline and he is on the path to renal failure. Told that there is nothing more they can do. They are sending him home and now what happens???? Is there a time frame to all this??? He is in a hospital about 3 hours away and I just don't know what to do. Thank God again, he has 2 daughters that live near the hospital so he can stay there as long as necessary.
665587 tn?1265950524 But for diabetes, there are many complications that comes with diabetes, from stroke, blindness, heart problems, kidney problems, to nerve damage..sexual dysfunction and lost of sensation in the feet. With uncontrollable diabetes, complication does come fast...generally it will come within 10 years, but depending on how high their sugar is running, then it can come faster or slower.
Avatar n tn My uncle has recently been hospitalized because hes had a stroke, and also has type 2 diabetes. His blood sugar his really high and the doctors don't seem to be doing anything about it. They are running tests on him, but the doctors say that they still can't figure out what is wrong with him. And i was wondering if a blood transfusion may be helpful to him. Also i was wondering how you'd know for sure if his liver failed as well?
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.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any links to share about studies in regards to diabetes and hep c. I asked by by diabetes docotor and my hep c doctor about a link between the two diseases and both said there wasn't one. Since I am not over weight and there is no diabetes in my family I am inclined to think there is a link. Also have read here more then once about those of us who crave sugar while on tx, a side effect I have been going through and giving into recently, not good for my diabetes.
5274485 tn?1385863767 LADA is usually diagnosed in people 20 years or older; many people are misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes due to their weight, age and race. Also, contrary to popular belief, family history of diabetes (regardless of the type) is sometimes there with LADA diabetics. But LADA diabetics might not have as high a family history of type 2 as the type 2 diabetics.
Avatar m tn My Mom has Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure from last 10 years. She is 63 yr old. Her average Blood pressure range is usually 162/91 mm/hg and Random Blood sugar is usually around 390 mg/dl. She is currently taking diabetes and blood pressure lowering medications including: - Teneligliptin(40 mg/day) for diabetes, - Telmisartan(160 mg/day) & Chlortalidone(25mg/day) for Hypertension. She is a strict vegetarian. Also, she has complications like Diabetic Neuropathy.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor- My father (an extremely active, otherwise healthy man of 71 yrs of age) was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in early June of this year. Subsequently, he unfortunately sustained a left hemisphere subcortical lacunar stroke (infarct) at the end of July. Per his Neurologists' records, "he had no significant stenosis of his carotid arteries and no source of emboli based on his echocardiogram results".
Avatar f tn It sounds like you have suffered a stroke, that was likely caused in part by your diabetes. However, you are still young to have a stroke, despite diabetes, and it is important to exclude a predisposition to clotting, what is termed a "hypercoagulable state" in young people with stroke, even if they have other risk factors for stroke (such as diabetes). This is important because the treatment to prevent further stroke may differ. This can be tested mainly with blood tests.
Avatar m tn I have type 2 Diabetes and have controlled it well for 10-12 yrs. However I also have a-fib episodes, had an ablation in Sept and now I finally am not having any episodes at all due to a very high dose of flecainide twice daily. I also have been on warfarin for almost 2 yrs. Recently I experienced an extremely high stress situation that sent my BP skyrocketing. Normally I have normal BP. Either that night or the next day I started having dizziness upon turning my head or lying down.
15375805 tn?1441615985 type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is more prevalent globally and according to the World Health Organisation forms 90 percent of all diabetes cases. You are more likely to be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction if you have type 2 diabetes than if you have the type 1 version of the condition. Causes You may be left wondering why a condition caused by uncontrolled glucose levels can have such an impact on erection function.
Avatar f tn I have had one reply to my question about post stroke pain and stiffness. The prognosis seems glum. Another words, as I understand it , anti depressives (which my husband has tried several) really are not the answer. It seems that the only releif comes from narcotics.( which have never been perscribed ,or used for him) He also has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, all of which are being controlled by medication.
Avatar n tn I am 32 and suffered a stroke at 30. My husband and I would like to have a child, but are unsure about my health issues and pregnancy. My stroke was due to a dissection in my left vertebral artery and I have been told that it has healed completely. However, I experience dizziness and unwell feelings around menstruation, which I'm sure is due to hormones, which makes me nervous about pregnancy. Any information would be helpful.
Avatar n tn My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke on Jan. 2. 2007 I know I have reached this site two years late, but I wonder if anyone can tell me if they had a similar stroke. his was on the right side of his brain and effected his left arm and left leg. he was in the hospital from Jan to the end of march. from hospitals to rehabs. he had a feeding tube the whole time and was finally able to drink water and eat food after 2 months.
Avatar n tn I am 38 years old - slightly overweight (since getting ill) and my father and uncle had diabetes in old age. Please hlp as I am going mad and not sure where to go next - I have been refered to ent but can't believe all my symptoms are related to an ear disorder. I am borderline underactive thyroid and have had at CT scan and been tested for the menopause too.
Avatar f tn Too much cholesterol can lead to plaque build-up in the artery walls, which may cause blood clots to develop. Blood clots can lead to heart attacks, stroke and blood flow problems in the legs. 2. Drinking red wine can raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. FACT. It’s true.! Red wine contains several types of nutrients, called phytonutrients, which help increase the body’s level of HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol protects against heart disease.