Type 2 diabetes what is it

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Avatar m tn Hi, every labs range is different, I looked up mine and it said it should be under 5.75 It also depends on your age. From I have been told the younger you are the stricter the guidelines. For my Dad who is 75 the doc told him that as long as he is under 7 that is acceptable My Doc wants me under 5.
Avatar f tn I am having the same problem and I know that I have been eating too much sugar and carbs. I have to get it back under control. Do you know what your A1C is? That would give you a good idea of how you are doing over all. It is also possible, if you are watching your diet that you require more medication to help you.
Avatar n tn a 68 year old person with type 2 diabetes has pneumonia. she is lethargic with a headache. blood pressure 104/72. heart rate 118/min. respirations 30/min. flushed and feels warm and dry. urine output is over 800ml in the morning. glucose is 310 mg/dl. what is happening with this woman??
Avatar n tn K is Ok so my question is why SK raised now while prev it was normal with ACEinhibitors? What should I do to prevent microalbuminuria? S cr Is normal. should I continue ACE inh /ARBs even if S.K is high?
Avatar n tn Hello! I have type 2 diabetes, my question is that my doctor prescribed Glypicide 2.5 mg once daily, she said before breakfast. My question is would it be a problem if I took it before lunch instead, since my blood sugar is still hig in the morning (during the day is pretty much under control) but in the mornings is over 140 or 150, I've checked it before going to bed and it can be at 112 but in the morning it is high again at 150 or 160. Thanks!
Avatar n tn It is because that there is normal increase in the normal stress hormones especially cortisol and glucagon which increase blood glucose in the morning. But, it looks like you sugar is not controlled.
Avatar f tn I have type 2 diabetes and I had it even before pregnancy.Till my 3rd trimester I was on medicine-metformin and diet. From third trimester it is just going up.So along with metformin I am on two types of insulin every day.But as of now my baby is doing fine.I am 34 W 6 days.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am a type 2 diabetic as well. When I do have soda it is always diet. I never noticed any increased levels in my blood glucose levels tho. Try one for a day or two, monitor your levels and see if they affect anything. Something that I do is look at the lables when I am not sure if something is ok for me. When you do this compare the lables from a diet soda to a regular soda and see what they look like, this will pretty much give you a answer as well.
647391 tn?1275020233 I'd suggest keeping an eye on it just to be on the safe side. It's hard to say what can push someone into diabetes (sometimes just stress or wrong diet or just a pooping out pancreas). I don't think you have to be overly concerned though. I'd just test maybe once a day, but scatter the times when you do so you know how you run after certain events or meals etc. Some people only check once a week. As long as you are keeping an eye on it there shouldn't be anything to worry about though.
Avatar m tn My father's age is 55,fasting blood sugar count is 172,and PP is 283. He is using amiryl M 1mg with supplementary jalra M 50-500 mg twice a day. Now he is feeling weak, is it sufficient for the above dose?
Avatar n tn The first 6 months was the lowest dosage and now it is doubled (the highest dosage). There is no rhyme or reason concerning the A1C levels - currently 7.6%! and I have not lost any weight either - which is suppose to be a side affect (one I was looking forward to). My blood work is good for my heart disease, but not for the diabetes.
Avatar f tn you can stop eating carbohydrates (carbs). Your body turns carbs into BG that is what it does. not just sugar but all carbohydrates... eat bread, BG goes up, eat potato BG goes up, eat pasta BG goes up, Most fruit will raise BG. See a MD, see a good diatition.
Avatar n tn So if your glucose levels have not improved after several days on insulin with glucose readings still running between 400-600, I would certainly call my physician and tell him or her that this is not acceptable diabetes management in your opinion and ask him or her what changes to make. While the doctor is the person who is telling you what adjustment to make to your medications, YOU are the customer, and you can tell the doctor whether or not the results are acceptable to you.
Avatar f tn Comfortable shoes are important especially if she walks a lot, because exercise is very good for type 2 diabetes, as is weight loss if she is overweight. As for tests or exams. All diabetics should get a dilated eye exam, once a year, as high blood sugars can lead to eye damage. Also her doctor should look at her feet because if she develops neuropathy she might lose feeling in her feet and not know if she has a sore which could be dangerous.
Avatar n tn I know how scary injections can be to a Type 2, but if that is what your doctor ultimately recommends, I promise you that it will be better than how you are probably feeling now and certainly beter than having some of the complications that can occur from prolonged high blood sugars. Your higher blood sugars may also be caused by your lung infection, so this may be a temporary setback for you. Keep following your doctor's advice and I hope you feel better soon.
1538715 tn?1294146016 Usually you get DMT2 either due to obesity or aging and since you are none of the above I wouldnt worry about it. And I diabetes type-2 is not really known to be inherited in any matter. Ok there are some genetic factors but not as prenounced ones as in diabetes type-1. On the other hand i dont know why you have this symptom. Go and get it checked if you're worried.
Avatar m tn As your mother was diagnosed at one year of age with type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), which is an autoimmune disease, sounds more likely. Are you sure the diagnosis is correct? Most children who have type 2 diabetes have a family history of diabetes, are overweight, not very physically active and it usually develops around puberty. Tablets are not suitable for type 1 diabetics. Insulin injections are given daily or several times a day depending on the type of insulin used.
Avatar m tn I had following breakfast 5 to 6 Idli (South Indian Dish) 2 Butter Toast 1 cup tea 2 Banana 1/2 Apple Now I was asked to come again at 11.15 A.M (i.e 2 hours after breakfast) for blood and urine test. Not knowing what to do for two hours, I sat at some isolated chair in the clinic and did 20 minutes silent laughter exercise. (BTW now i am very much can do laughter yoga by myself alone). Samples were taken as per schedule.
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Avatar m tn I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES LAST FALL. I LOST 25 LBS AND MONITER MY DIET & ACTIVITIES TO HELP MY DISEASE. MY LAST CHECK-UP LAST MONTH WAS VERY GOOD. I TAKE 1 TABLET OF METFORMIN 500MG DAILY AS MAINTENANCE. MY PROBLEM IS THAT MY FEET TINGLE WHEN I AM ON THEM DURING THE DAY TO THE POINT OF FEELING ACHY. WHEN I AM OFF THEM AT NIGHT THE TINGLING SUBSIDES. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON THIS SITUATION FOR ME? I WEAR GOOD FOOTWEAR. COULD IT BE THE METFORMIN?
283921 tn?1218529106 As a patient with chronic liver disease it was not intended to lower my glucose as I wasn't diagnosed as a type 2 until late 2004. It is, however, good to read about your ALA experience.
Avatar n tn Low carb diet is absolutely the best way to manage diabetes. American Diabetes Association is now also recognizing this. By low carb we mean about 20 - 30 g of carbs per day. Protein should be adequate (can be up to 1.5g/ kg body weight), and healthy unprocessed fats (avoid vegetable oils) for energy balance. HEalthy fats include the fats that come with meats and full fat dairy, nuts, avocado etc.
Avatar n tn Welcome! My husband was a type 2 diabetic, and by losing 65 pounds, he is now normal (well, as far as diabetes is concerned, anyway!) and not on any meds at all. He lost the weight simply by decreasing his portion sizes, cutting out red meat, increasing complex carbohydrates (to a point) and increasing fruits and veggie intake (as you are doing). And exercising. Couple of important questions: Are you exercising at all?
Avatar n tn 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). this means blood test for c-peptide along with fasting blood sugar, and antibody tests. If it is adult onset type 1, then the appropriate treatment is insulin rather than oral meds.