Type 2 diabetes left untreated

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Avatar f tn Any information you can provide as to the type of complications that can occur when diabetes is left untreated for a period of time would be most appreciated. As we want to educate and prepare ourselves as to what the future holds for my Dad. Thank you very much for your attention and response.
1300526 tn?1275775221 Not sure if this is related, but it is definelty somthing to consider) He was a Type I diabetic from the age of 2. He is now 63 yrs old and has been off insulin for over 10 years! Hope this info is helpful.
8526246 tn?1405605476 I have type 2 diabetes my whole pregnancy and my baby will be almost 9lbs if I make it to 39 weeks. I'm having a c-section but it's because of a previous c-section and a hernia operation I had, nothing to do with me having diabetes. If you have GD it will, no matter what, cause your baby to be bigger cause the extra insulin you create leaks through the placenta which causes baby's heart to thicken, which causes them to grow faster. Their body not their organs.
Avatar m tn When I saw my liver specialist after treatment, he warned me that the treatment drugs could cause a worsening of the metabolic syndrome, including type 2 diabetes. I've posted previous studies on this before, but here is the 2007 EASL abstract. Folks, SOC treatment can save lives, but it isn't without a cost and therefore one should really ask the question -- of self and doctors -- do I really need to treat now?
Avatar f tn I asked the immunologist, if I am cured of HCV is there a good chance that I won't develop any MORE autoimmune diseases? YES. But not enough is known about it. Type 2 diabetes is linked to HCV. No real research has been done on type 1... But what is known is that type 1 is an autoimmune disease. I tell ya, I'd WAY rather have diabetes than untreated HCV. How do I know? Cause I've got BOTH.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
Avatar n tn from what I've read, polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause type 2 if left untreated. I'm a little confused, I'm getting checked for POS, but I was diagnosed with type 1 over a year ago (when I was 23). Could there be anything other than POS?
Avatar n tn I was dianosed as insulin resistant, which is a step towards type-2 diabetes. Had I just kept testing my fasting blood glucose, or had this test been run just testing blood sugar and not insulin, I would not have been diagnosed. Low-carb diet with exercise is best for this & type 2 diabetes. When i was diagnosed I was having all the above symptoms. After my diagnosis, I went low-carb (no more than 60grams a day) and exercised 4-5 times a week.
Avatar n tn you have it or you don't and from what I am reading of your post , I think it is very likely you do. Diabetes is managable, left untreated/managed it can lead to blindness, kidney, heart, nerve problems, ambutations, stroke. Thirst & frequent urination is also a sign. Get an A1c as soon as possible. If you do have diabetes this will tell you, as said here by Dot-this test measures the average blood sugar over the last 3 months.
Avatar m tn Although both are related to red blood cells they don't appear to be connected. Diabetes type 2 is associated with excess sugar binding to RBC's where PRV is associated with excess RBC's produced by an abnormality of the bone marrow. Neither has a cure but both can be treated to prevent further escalation. If left untreated and ignored the possibility of a stroke or heart attack can be imagined, among other health issues.
Avatar f tn I also have type 2 diabetes but one way or anyother you really should go see a dr
Avatar n tn In my experience, treatment seems to unmask diabetes and thyroid disease which may have been just below detectable before treatment. GI.PA *Untreated or unknown diabetes can escalate on treatment causing life treatening diabetes issues (diabetic coma..ect). Fortunately the most common metabolic panel ordered on the liver also contains a glucose..an ok screen for diabetes.
Avatar f tn Left untreated it can LEAD to diabetes. Cirrhosis of the liver has many causes with two being diabetes and obesity. Chronic pancreatitis needs treatment. There are medications to help lower your sugar, but your doctors must have a reason for not giving these to you. I don't know what their thinking is. For your diet, remember that it isn't just the sweets that raise you sugar, it is carbohydrates in general. You need to avoid white bread, white potatoes, etc.
Avatar m tn Another dangerous side effect is diabetic neurothapy. Left untreated it can lead to amputation. Diabetes also increases the risk of having a heart attack as much as smoking does. If your next series of testing verifies you have high daily blood glucose levels near your reported fasting 195 mg/dl level, left untreated it is considered self destructive and suicidal.
Avatar f tn What I'm wondering is if anyone has any information about the likelihood, if it has taken 30 years to develop to a stage 2, that it would progress to cirrosis of the liver if left untreated. What I'm wondering is does that mean it is slow progressing? Or, does that mean that there is a strong likelihood that it would progress to more serious liver damage if untreated?
Avatar n tn His angiography was done today and it was found that 2 of his arteries LAD are blocked (90%). He has type 2 diabetes and is hyper tensive. He is asked to have a bypass and valve replacement. What are the risk factors involved and is there anything to worry about?? Can someone please give views?
Avatar n tn No kiddney stones, no std's, no hernias. Just a lower left abdomen disconfort that radiates into my left testicle and leg. Like if someone is squeezing the testicle. The pain also comes and goes, and it get's worst when I'm laying down for a long period of time. Please anyone let me know if you find what this is!
158241 tn?1237723123 * Liver Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD No challenge in clinical hepatology is as great today as the management of patients with chronic hepatitis C who have failed to respond to an adequate course of antiviral therapy. At present, the optimal regimen is a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin.
Avatar n tn For the past 2 days I have a very slight heat sensation in my lower left leg (no other problems). Is this some thing I should be concerned about now, or wait for my drs. appt in a few weeks?
Avatar f tn I am hoping someone can provide some insight. Two months ago, while at work (sit at a microscope for 8 hrs. a day for 10 yrs. now), I noticed some twinges in my L breast. I just assumed hormonal, but then I started getting twinges in my L shoulder, which turned into a dull aching and sometimes burning sensation. The area that it started out in was the side of the shoulder in the back, like under the arm.
Avatar n tn It could be any of the simple things suggested to you. All of which if left untreated can lead to serious complications like hearing loss or esophageal erosion. However, I just saw the Mystery Diagnosis episode and it made me get out of bed and come down to the computer to research the doctor mentioned above... here's why... my husband of 12 years who is 36 y/o was diagnosed with grand mal seizures (picture the kind that make you think of The Exorcist) when he was 19.
Avatar n tn Are we gonna make it like Rocky? Tingling 2 the Revenge? My suggestion on how to sleep....is already known! Ok, I don't want to transform all of you in a bunch of drug addicted, but have you tried a tranquillizer just once? Just to see whether your tingling diminishes the moment you calm down? @rnneeedshelp: as my "colleague" has written, you are anxious over the symptoms, not the opposite, and the same is for all of us.
2109721 tn?1334135490 Type 1 Diabetes •Frequent urination •Unusual thirst •Extreme hunger •Unusual weight loss •Extreme fatigue and Irritability Type 2 Diabetes* •Any of the type 1 symptoms •Frequent infections •Blurred vision •Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal •Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet •Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections Have you had a fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1C?
15607012 tn?1442453350 2- just like diabetes, there's type 1 and type 2. The vast majority of ENDOs do not look into type. Very common! Ask for Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3 7. Deficiencies. Tissue magnesium-not blood magnesium! Glutathione, Potassium, Neurotransmitters, B12 Methylocobalamin, Methylfolate, Vit. D3 . IV cocktail or sublingual drop where possible 8. Comprehensive metabolic profile for organ integrity evaluation as well as fluids and electrolytes. 9.
Avatar m tn However, if you have uncontrolled and unmanaged diabetes and are also experiencing a tingling or burning sensation in your foot/feet, the cause could be from Peripheral Neuropathy, damage to a nerve or group of nerves. If left untreated it may lead to amputation. Go see your doctor for an examination. If necessary you may be referred to a Podiatrist and/or Neurologist for further evaluation.
Avatar dr m tn What this article doesn’t address, however, is how to prevent heart disease in women in the first place. Sleep apnea is a very common condition that if left untreated, can cause anything from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. It’s estimated that up to 1/4 of all men and 1/10 of all women may have at least some degree of sleep apnea. The frightening statistic is that about 90% of women with sleep apnea are not diagnosed.
Avatar n tn My 70 year old mother is diabetic (type 2) and has high cholesterol for 10 years now. She is being treated for both. Twice, for the past week, both her feet got swollen for a few hours, but without feeling pain. Is this because of gout?
1080243 tn?1262978963 Diabetic ketoacidosis is most common in people who have type 1 diabetes, but it can also affect people who have type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. ■Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome. If your blood sugar level tops 600 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 33 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), the condition is known as diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome. When your blood sugar gets this high, your blood becomes thick and syrupy.