Type 2 diabetes treatment lifestyle

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Avatar f tn Most primary care doctors are not clued in on diabetes care and treatment. This is where an Endocrinologist, a diabetes specialist, comes into play. If push comes to shove where she needs to hear from an expert get her to one.
973741 tn?1342346373 Conventional treatment for T2 diabetes was oral medications, low fat high carb diet. Weight loss and exercise were recommended. The weight normalization and exercise are still recommended. However, the latest approach is to take a much more aggressive approach to diet. NOT low fat, high carb any more, but instead low carb, moderate protein and enough fat for energy. This is the approach endorsed by Dr.
Business man2 Let us not forget Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of daily 30-60 exercise, and above all poor food choices. In its early stage it is possible to reverse diabetes. This does not mean you can ignore lifestyle changes by going back to the bad habits which created your diabetes, it means you must adhere to a diabetic prevention lifestyle or it will return.
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 m tn Hi, What were your sugars 5 years ago? You may have been prediabetic at that stage, and once prediabetic with no intervention, diabetes can progress fairly rapidly. Yes, certainly it is possible to go from no diabetes at year 0 to symptomatic diabetes 5 years later. Low carb diet, weight management, exercise, and medications would be combined for best management.
Avatar n tn Markie is also correct that we still do not know enough about how type 1 happens. Probably type 2 as well. We do know that obesity can diffently cause type 2, while you will find type 1's, upon diagnoses usually experience weight loss and is not associated with obesity in any way that I have ever heard of. There have been recent studies that have created a gray area between the two regarding age and developing diabetes.
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 I have no damages at all after living for 26 years with type 1 diabetes, but I would not be so fortunate if I had ignored the disease when I was young. SO... one of the 2 situations I describe are probably what the doctor is responding to. You might ask him what his last hemoglobin a1c test result was. The standard is for doctors to tell diabetics that they need this number to be lower than 7 in order to protect themselves from damage.
Avatar n tn frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, dramatic weight loss, irritability, weakness and fatigue, and nausea and vomiting. Some other symptoms of type 2 diabetes may include: recurring or hard-to-heal skin, gum, or bladder infections, blurred vision, tingling or numbness in hands or feet, and itchy skin.
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 m tn Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune and there is usually an absence of insulin and antibodies may be found. Treatment is injected insulin and lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is often genetic and lifestyle related and at least early there is plenty of insulin, but it doesn't work very well. Treatment is usually oral medications and lifestyle. From your medication, it would appear that your diabetes is type 2.
Avatar n tn It is fairly common for women who had gestational diabetes to go on to develop both types afterwards. If it is type 1, lifestyle will not prevent it (though of course it is very helpful to manage it). If it is type 2, then lifestyle will help, but will not cure it and it does tend to progress over time. Given your current situation, you should be tested for adult onset type 1 (sometimes referred to as LADA).
Avatar m tn i have just been told i have hep c type 2, dont know for how long. doc wants to start treatment for 6 mo. he did ultrasound and everything looked fine, i have no symptoms and my enzymes are only slightly high. not sure about this tx it dont sound good.has anybody heard of this herbal? cure on hepatitesccure.net? or know of new drugs coming out that are better?
Avatar n tn 5 packs of cigarettes a day, was 50 pounds overweight, total cholesterol was 292 with poor ratios, and told that this was my second, not my first heart attack. It was also discovered I had type II diabetes. I was shocked, and ashamed that I'd let this 59 year old body down. I have completely changed my behavior and my health.
Avatar m tn Seriously consider NOT doing treatment but changing lifestyle I was like you and had a perfect liver after having Hep C for 12 years 9 years later my life is still miserable because of the treatment ------ It is a total crap shoot as to how you will react and whether or not it will cure 1A genotype and whether or not the treatment will screw you up worse They are improving the treatments but it is going to be a few years more before it will be ready. I was told this by my doctors.
Avatar n tn That way you might be able to isolate alcohol-related effects from those related to other aspects of your lifestyle. While I've been a light drinker (perhaps 1-2 drinks every 7-10 days) I have found that I am more sluggish the morning if I have one drink with dinner or in the evening. Feeling sluggish in the morning was new for me and so I tried the personal experiment I suggested to you.
Avatar n tn You didn't mention if you've been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, and the treatment options vary for these types. Your instincts are good, Candikane. Whether you're Type 1 or 2, monitoring your BG (blood glucose) and learning how your BG responds to food, exercise, stress, etc. is very important.
Avatar n tn So, jump the gun. Type 2 diabetes is generally preventable or at least delayable by healthy lifestyle - diet and exercise. And healthy diet and exercise has many benefits, including stress management. Start the exercise slowly, build the intensity gradually, and do exercise that you enjoy and can do consistently.. However, the nausea may be from other causes. Do bring it up to your doctor and see if they want to look into it further (they should).
Avatar m tn My husband's granny died at the age of 92 and she had Type 2 diabetes. But because she must have had diabetes for long time without it being diagnosed and at the age of 90, she collapsed one Xmas after eating her meal and a fresh cream cake. She got gangrene in her foot and had to have her leg amputated to the knee. She lived another 2 years after she had a leg amputated and died at the age of 92.
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.
Avatar n tn old boy who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 3. Also, my sister was diagnosed (2 yrs. prior to my son) at the age of 24. She is now 32. My sis takes lantus and humalog, just like your daughter does. I do not have diabetes, however, I do understand that the weight issue is frustrating and sometimes even depressing. My sister has had a very similar situation to your daughter's. It wasn't until recently that she lost some weight.
Avatar f tn The most common types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Which type are you? Basically, Type 1 diabetes are hereditary, genetically transmitted from parents to offspring. Normal treatment would be a daily doze of insulin. Type 2 on the other hand, is more on lifestyle (sedentary - without regular exercise), eating habit or being overweight, etc. Normal treatment would be regular exercise, well balance diet with some minor medication as prescribe by a doctor.
Avatar m tn If you have pre-diabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of developing heart disease. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. Those with pre-diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within a decade unless they adopt a healthier lifestyle that includes weight loss and more physical activity.
Avatar f tn I currently have Gestational diabetes, and my father has diabetes type II. I check my sugar 2 hrs after every meal and my fasting in the morning. I take glyburide 5mg twice a day, which i think needs to be adjusted as my sugars bottoms out usually atleast twice a day. But my fasting sugar is always higher than my doctor would like. His (my doctor) expectations are under 90 for fasting and under 120 for my 2hrs. I guess my question is this.... is this common practice for people with diabetes?
12773 tn?1328916786 I never had a problem with Thyroid before treatment.. was just overweight and had diabetes. type II, which with the loss of weight was corrected, but now its high again. and I never really changed my eating habits, still sugar free.. so I don't get it.. So we will see what the doc says when she calls next week. I know I will have to have an appt to discuss it. errrr. at least I got my copy of the labs, so I know what to expect. Its the SVR that I am ecstatic about.
Avatar n tn Jen, Hypoglycemia is not the same as diabetes, but they both have to do with insulin and blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is different from Type 2, too. As I understand hypoglycemia, it is the condition where a person produces TOO MUCH insulin in response to glucose. Type 1 diabetes is often called Juvenile Diabetes because most folks with it are diagnosed before adulthood.