Type 2 diabetes treatment insulin resistance

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Avatar m tn However, common sense dictates that weight loss, if overweight, and correcting elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar should be beneficial in NAFLD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cirrhosis causes insulin resistance, a primary feature in type 2 diabetes. As insulin resistance progresses, it causes excess glucose to buildup in the blood, which leads to type 2 diabetes.
Avatar f tn You should probably ask your doctor about your possibility that your IR could resolve. We are a community of people who have or had hep c. We are only laypersons coming together for support with living with hep c, dealing with treatment, and living with the aftermath of long term infection. Wishing you the best on treatment and hope your medical team has good advice and information for you about your IR.
865758 tn?1285956504 That is totally within the normal range! Even if your doctor anticipates you having insulin resistance and proceeding to develop diabetes you aren't there yet. It would be much more appropriate to recommend a combination of diet for weight loss, cutting carbs and exercise. I'm going to research Insulin Resistance to see if I'm missing something, but that is what I'm seeing now. You need to ask your doctor to explain his treatment and what he is seeing in your medical picture.
26471 tn?1211940121 Sutapa Banerjee, Kousuke Saito, Malika Ait-Goughoulte, Keith Meyer, Ratna B Ray, Ranjit Ray Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has a significantly increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Insulin resistance is a critical component of T2DM pathogenesis. Several mechanisms are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of HCV related insulin resistance.
Avatar f tn Abstract In chronic hepatitis C, insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are more prevalent than in healthy controls or in chronic hepatitis B patients. HCV infection promotes IR mainly through increased TNF-α and cytokine suppressor (SOCS-3) production. Both events inhibit insulin receptor and IRS-1 (insulin receptor substrate) tyrosine phosphorylation. Hepatic steatosis is also 2.
Avatar f tn The ALT/AST labs are part of a liver panel to detect liver disease or damage. There is a connection between elevated liver function tests and Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, mild chronic elevation of transaminases can be related to an underlying insulin resistance. The ALT can also be increased after a strenuous exercise, or an injection of medication into the muscle. This increase would be temporary. I would recommend that you continue to monitor your lab results.
Avatar n tn The cause in this type if diabetes has nothing whatsoever to do with what they eat. Type 2 diabetes is more of an insulin resistance problem for most type 2 diabetics. Usually, the body does produce insulin, but sometimes not enough, and at other times they produce adequate amounts, but the body doesn't utilize it properly.
Avatar m tn Fasting: 60 -100 mg/dL 1 hour: less than 200 mg/dL 2 hours: less than 140 mg/dL. Between 140-200 mg/dL is considered impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes. This group is at increased risk for developing diabetes. Greater than 200 mg/dL is a sign of diabetes mellitus. 2) Would a reproductive endocrinologist treat both PCOS and hypothyroidism or do they only treat people with issues in trying to get pregnant? Most can treat both.
Avatar m tn Hi there, Since 5 Years im having high triglycerides and cholestol.Some time it is getting with in the limit by medication or diet or herbal medicines.arround 4 years ive been diagnozed with fatty liver and Initially SGPT has gone up to 160 after getting the cholestrol control tablet(lopid)it has come down up to 80 and again come down to 32 by the help of udiliver (URSOCOL300 mg)tablet and syllimarin.
Avatar m tn 1 - testing so far is not diagnostic of insulin resistance, but PCOS is an insulin resistance syndrome, so the basic tests may be normal in early disease 2 - depends on the doc, some would treat both 3 - this can be done, the ER version decreases stomach side effects. I am not as up to date with the role of glucophage in PCOS, but is is a common approach. Diet/exercise is the best approach. Thyroid levels look ok, no room to increase the doses though.
179856 tn?1333550962 Insulin resistance is the term used when the body needs more insulin than normal to control the blood sugar. Only when the pancreas can no longer produce sufficient insulin to overcome the resistance does diabetes occur, so TESTING THE BLOOD SUGAR ALONE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH TO ESTIMATE INSULIN RESISTANCE." "it is clear that INSULIN RESISTANCE IS UNDESIRABLE EVEN IF THE BLOOD SUGAR REMAINS RELATIVELY NORMAL (i.e. in the non-diabetic range).
568322 tn?1370169040 suggest that caffeine consumption promotes the development of type 2 diabetes in those people who are at greatest risk for this disease," James D. Lane, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. This is the first time that caffeine's effects on insulin resistance have been measured in habitual coffee drinkers with prediabetes, said Dr. Lane of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Duke University, Durham, N.C.
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 Type 2 is very similar in treatment with diet, excercise and sometimes insulin and also manifests the same complications, but are very different in the presentation of what happens with the beta cells. Type 2 creates a resistance to how the body uses insulin where type 1's beta cells can no longer produce insulin. Markie is also correct that we still do not know enough about how type 1 happens. Probably type 2 as well.
798555 tn?1292791151 Prediabetes is usually seen as a precursor to type 2 type diabetes, which is not the autoimmune type. Type 2 diabetes, was known as adult onset type, has a strong genetic component and is often associated with insulin resistance. This forces the pancreas to work harder and eventually it can't produce enough insulin. Type 1 is autoimmune type. This happens when the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are attacked by antibodies which destroy them.
Avatar f tn Well, it following these guidelines "might" work, however, they have never been shown to.
Avatar f tn So the fact that they develop mutations early doesn't necessarily render both drugs ineffective - other studies of DAA pairing show that the resistant mutations of the one drug were still vulnerable to the other drug - however minimizing resistance where possible is desirable and being aware of the resistance risks will be an important part of treatment decisions.
Avatar n tn If he is overweight even though a type 1 diabetic, then some type 2 treatment may be necessary in addition to his insulin, for fat cells tend to cause insulin resistance problems. I am just guessing, based on what you wrote. If this is the case, then it sounds as if your doctor is doing the right thing, but perhaps needs to switch to another medication since the glucophage doesn't seem to agree with him.
Avatar n tn I have to go for blood testing for my doctor this week and I am quite concerned that my Insulin Resistance has turned into Type 2 diabetes. I know that none of you are doctors but does it sound like I may have diabetes? Thank you!
Avatar m tn I'll try posting some I think relevant, but the more help the merrier, so please search and post whatever you seem interesting. First abstract that caught my attention shows the relationship between treatment and Type II Diabetes. 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.
Avatar n tn But in the last year, when I drink beer or wine, I have mild hypoglycemias in the next 2 hours, and hyperglycemias and insulin resistance for the next 2 days! I even started having the dawn fenomenon much more frequently than before. I also realized that when I eat a lot in one day, I develop insulin resistance and dawn fenomenon for the following week, unless I exercise vigorously (3-4 joggs/week) or reduce insulin dosage and food intake for one or two days.
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
Tbd There is type 1 diabetes, which is autoimmune, and people with this need to inject insulin, along managing their diet. There is type 2 diabetes, which happens when the body can't use the insulin it produces (insulin resistance), commonly considered to be lifestyle related, but which has very strong genetic links. For this type of diabetes first line treatment is diet (low carb diet is often a great help), weight normalization and exercise.
1140218 tn?1316144876 He prescribed me metphormin and gave me a script for blood work to be done at the lab. I'm afraid to take the medication because it is for insulin resistance. What if I don't have the problem? Can the medication harm me? Should I be regularly testing my sugar levels? Why is this doctor so quick to make a diagnosis? I dunno. I haven't taken the meds, and it's been two weeks since I picked them up at the drug store. I haven't had time to get the blood work done either.
Avatar n tn Sustained responders to interferon-based therapy typically experience improved insulin sensitivity - though patients with insulin resistance are less likely to respond to anti-HCV treatment.
568322 tn?1370169040 Incident type 2 diabetes was defined as fasting glucose levels of more than 126 mg/dL, self-reported type 2 diabetes, or use of diabetes medication. National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel 3 criteria were used to define MetSyn and its components. After adjustment for demographic, lifestyle, and dietary confounders, hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated for type 2 diabetes, MetSyn, and MetSyn components.
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 n tn ( I know of one other person who has presented with diabetes after only 2 or 3 weeks of shots.) Conversely, insulin resistance (fairly common in HCV patients) can impair rseponse to IFN and riba, so you definitely want to get this one under control. See <a href=http://www.natap.org/2005/HCV/033005__01.