Type 2 diabetes treatment history

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Avatar n tn It's gonna be like that untill someone extraordinary finds a way to completely fix type 2. Type 1 will never be fixed, but one day we may understand why it happens and will be preventable. For now it's either drastically lowering the consumption of carbs, or the drugs. There's no inbetween.
Avatar f tn Some people with Diabetes Type 2 need oral medications and others need insulin. (Type 2 diabetes means they don't produce enough insulin. Type 1 means they don't produce ANY insulin.
Avatar n tn Given your weight, diet and history you may be adult onset type 1 (research LADA) rather than type 2. Treatment for this is insulin rather than oral meds, usually. Your fasting no. are reasonable now, but your after eating is still too high. Yes, exercise and low carb eating are very helpful in controlling blood sugars and minimising med requirements. Hope this helps.
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 And are these patients your father sees Type 2 diabetics? Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is most often diagnosed in people who are overweight, do not exercise and have a history of neglecting the needs of their bodies. Therefore Type 2 diabetics still produce insulin but their bodies do not use the insulin sufficiently or I could say properly. Anyway, why don't you try talking to your parents, maybe there was some miscommunication.
715633 tn?1249518882 I am sure many others here will also not agree you need to first see your current physical condition Age is a factor if you are young it is better for you however if you have the following issues IR insulin resistance type 2 diabetes which HCV can cause you will lessen your chances by a considerable percentage of clearing and bring on full blown diabletes Thyroid issues Will make the problems worse with treatment and cause problems that may or may not be the cause of you being taken of
Avatar f tn Hi Pleomorphism, Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes forum on MedHelp and thanks for posting! I'm the community manager here at MedHelp. Our communities are now patient-to-patient communities. We no longer offer expert doctor advice. Our community members can provide advice from their own experience with Metformin, but we always recommend checking with a physician before making changes to any drug regimen. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 29 year old female, diagnosed with Type I diabetes when I was 25. I was always a picture of health and never had any "health" problems until now. Not to make excuses or anything, but knowing that I have this to deal with this has made me extremely depressed, so depressed that at times I don't take my insulin and I also think that in my mind I'm afraid of being over weight. It didn't help that my mother passed away suddenly either.
747152 tn?1240324309 Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 2004: Cellulitis on stomach from ingrown hair -Severe allergic reaction to levaquin. Ended up in ER with breathing problems. “Event” started a cycle of chronic hives (urticaria) and allergic reactions to numerous foods, medications & environment (dust, mold, grass, emotional stress) that previously had not been affected by. Had hives and reactions for one and a half years (daily) during this period had to go to ER several times for anaphylactic symptoms.
687079 tn?1230952212 what could cause reaccurent severe hypoglycemia in a type 2 diabetic who does not take any medicine or insulin and is diet controlled?
233616 tn?1312790796 Here's something I'll bet your momma never told you either. These percentages of effected children are overwhelming compared to the percentages of those effected by Tylenol. When people use anything excessively or accidentally overdose there are consequences which include children on transplants lists now. And the parent is clueless, enabling the child to become morbidly obese while saying "but what else could I do - he's hungry".
Avatar n tn The interferon kills the pancreus and causes diabetes. My husband went on interferon and developed Type 1 diabetes. The doctor did not recognize the symptoms as he became sicker and sicker. He ended up in the hospital with blood sugar over 600! He was in a coma for 10 days. Eight years later he is now a type 1 diabetic with hepatits C. Read the insert on your interferon packet. It clearly says it may cause Type 1 diabetes.
Avatar n tn hi doctors, well i joined this class that involves solving cases and all and i got this question about this guy with type 2 diabetes. i have answers but i want a definite and confirmed answer. please help. here is the case. Mr. Sweet is a 55-year-old man with type 2 DM first diagnosed 3 years ago. Other medical problems include obesity and hypothyroidism. He has a history of heavy alcohol use but quit drinking alcohol 3 years ago.
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.
327385 tn?1378364331 Run away from that doctor immediately! You might be better served by a neurologist since your problem is located in your brain/pituitary and you've had brain surgery. Most endocrinologists deal with Type I or Type II diabetes (not DI), few deal with thyroid conditions and still very, very few deal with pituitary conditions. You are *not* obese - you have dealt with brain tumor, brain surgery, and now DI.
Avatar f tn And also i was diagnosed at 27 weeks with my first but because of high risk they tested me early this time. I've been on the diet since i turned 18 weeks. Now THAT is a long time. But on the positive note, I have actually grown accustomed to it.
86664 tn?1291561395 I too was diagnosed with Type II diabetes a few years after finishing treatment. I just completed my 2nd go round, and while on treatment, my sugar was absolutely normal. Doc took me of of the amaryl I was on. So I am on my 2nd week off treatment, and we will see what happens. I lost over 100 lbs while on treatment and plan to keep that off.. Thats what I gained after treatment last time. I am pretty much normal of where I should be.
5274485 tn?1385863767 Latent Autoimmune Diabetes is an extremely urgent condition. Like Type 2 Diabetes, people with LADA do represent with insulin resistance. However, the condition is autoimmune, like Type 1. People with Latent Autoimmune carry the exact same complication risk as those with Type 2-stroke, heart attacks and heart disease. Contrary to popular beliefs, some people who have LADA ARE overweight or obese. Furthermore, some people do carry family history of diabetes, regardless of the actual type.
Avatar n tn Neal Barnard, president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study, told a news conference. An estimated 18 million Americans have type-2 diabetes, which results from a combination of genetics and poor eating and exercise habits. They run a high risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb loss.
Avatar n tn If you are type 2, the diabetes can often be very well managed with low carb diet and exercise (read Dr. Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solutions"). However, if your pancreas is not working then insulin or meds are the way to go, in addition to diet and exercise management.
12773 tn?1328916786 There is a book by a Dr Adimico that (sp) that says to eat your blood type , will help with weight loss, and get diabetes in check. Yes Type 2 diabetes. I am currently on my 2nd go round for treatment. first time was 13 years ago. I am on shot 4, am genotype 1a, and stages 2/3 from Bx. But alot of time I do not feel like eating but its important that I do with the diabetes. I just have no appetite for the things that are good for me.
2168193 tn?1337167287 I am type-2 diabetic patient. Taking pills Tribate three times a day. My brother in law is also type-2 diabetic and taking the same tablet Tribate. This medicine is containing "Pioglitazone". Recently we both had suffered with prostate-urine infection seriously and both were admitted to hospital. Doctors starts antibiotics etc and the infection was controlled.
Avatar n tn I would suggest you have him checked by a doctor. When my daughter was diagnosed she only had flu like symptoms. My daughters grandmother (fathers side) is a type 2 and my grandmother and great grandmother were also diabetic (type 1 & 2). The best advise is to seek a doctor's help. Make sure you let the doctor know why you are concerned and the family history of diabetes. Better safe than sorry.
Avatar n tn There also appears to be a higher than normal occurrence of thyroid disorders in people with type 2 diabetes, with hypothyroidism being the most common. When the diabetes and hypothyroidism are properly controlled with treatment the weight should automatically come off - of course that is with a proper diabetic diet and exercise. That is what I was told by family (hypo) diabetecs. On the other hand, we are not all alike. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Many of my symptoms (DKA, visions change, high blood sugar #'s, keytones in urine, etc) pointed to type 1 but my age, family history and some lab results (negative antibodies) pointed to type 2. My endocrinologist believes me to be type 1, even though my antibody tests came back negative, based off majority of my symptoms along with my c-peptide and insulin levels. She believes I haven't started producing antibodies since it's only been about 5 weeks since this whole ordeal has started.
1351808 tn?1276904027 Although people with diabetes are at risk for serious medical complications, with close monitoring and treatment they need not suffer from them. The problem is 1 in 4 people with diabetes don’t even know it. Compared to many other diseases, diabetes can be diagnosed easily. In people without any symptoms of the illness, two routine blood tests can provide the diagnosis. The first is to screen for the disease; if abnormal, the test is repeated.
Avatar f tn If you are on your way to being a Type 1(where your beta cells have died) then it is not reversible. But if you are headed towards Type 2, then most of the time it can be reversed. 2)A damaged pancreas does not regenerate, so once those beta cells are gone, they are gone for good. They can be "toxic" and resume normal function after a while, but otherwise there is no regeneration.
Avatar n tn And, about years ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and perscribed 1- 10 mg tablet a day of Lipitor for treatment. I've since been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prescribed 1 - 1000 mg tablet twice a day of Metformin for treatment. For the past several years, I've been focused on lossing weight with little results. The things that I'm doing routinely are: 1) reduced intake of processed carbs, 2) walk for 45 minutes 3 to 4 times a week coulped with a 15 minute exercise.
338920 tn?1195643836 My wife will be seeing our doctor tomorrow (11-21-07) He's going to discuss with her starting tx. My wife is Type 1, Stage 4 and her Viral Load is over 2 million. She also has high blood pressure and diabetes. Does anyone have any advice for us? Will diabetes make tx harder for her and should she do different things during tx? I know the doctor will answer these questions, but I'm so worried about my wife, that I'd like to hear some words from people who have been there.