Questions tagged [diabetes]

Questions pertaining a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.

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Why diabetic people have a higher risk of mortality due to COVID-19?

Why diabetic people have a higher risk of mortality due to COVID-19? I saw in a conference broadcasted by Amazon that in India the risk of death due to COVID-19 is in diabetic persons 300% higher
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Scoring systems and different mortality definitions for liver cirrhosis?

May I check with you on the below terms please? a) Operative mortality - Any death due to a surgery within 30 days after surgery. Let's say if 10 people have liver surgery and 5 peopld die within 30 ...
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Is Glimepiride a better sulfonylurea than Gliclazide and Glipizide for diabetic patients?

I was looking at the prescriptions of my grandmom who is a 78 year young diabetes fighter. She had her sugar shooting to dangerous level of about 650(after meals). Her doctor changed her Gliclazide(...
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How to differentiate between Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

I have a database of Diabetes patients with labs, drugs, diagnosis information. However, the database doesn't have explicit labels/information on who is suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes For ...
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What does primary, secondary and safety outcome of a drug study mean?

I was reading a research article and came across this: We studied 55 outcomes of interest, including both effectiveness and safety endpoints. We divided effectiveness outcomes into three primary ...
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How osmotic diuresis leads to loss of sodium, chloride, potassium?

I was reading about diabetic ketoacidosis(DKA), where it was mentioned about osmotic diuresis caused by glucose within the renal tubules. Okay, I understand about the fluid loss due to osmotic ...
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Is it possible to measure glucose levels only by the eye?

I was surfing the web to find a good project to make, using Deep Learning applied to the Medical Sciences and I saw a freshman that built an app that can reads the glucose levels only with a picture ...
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Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM?

Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM? Googling returns plenty of hits. Top results are businesses offering stem cells treatment for almost any ...
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Reason for different blood glucose values in left and right hand

Almost everytime I measure the blood glucose levels in both right and left hands there's always a difference of 10-20mg/dL. When I first noticed this, I tried using on different individuals, but for ...
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Is it possible that there are some people who cannot get Type 2 diabetes?

I have read this answer to a different question which discusses a theory of the cause of type 2 Diabetes. It describes insulin resistance leading to a runaway positive feedback loop. The answer also ...
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Why do insulin pumps have a single sensor?

Sometimes a sensor can malfunction, or the area surrounding it can be infected, leading to wrong glucose measurements. Even just the fact to rely on a single sensor seems to psychologically limit the ...
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Why is there no ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Since Insulin is unable to act on cells due to insulin resistance, then shouldn't ketoacidosis also occur in Type 2 ?
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Side-effects or other medical conditions for diabetic patients

I have a database of diabetic patients and their medication/lab test data as well. 1) I am planning to run a simple analysis like finding out incidence rate example: amongst the T2DM patients that I ...
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T2DM medication treatment pathway

I am looking at the T2DM medications specified here and have a few questions about them. 1) Why don't I see drugs like Troglitazone, Tolazamide, Acarbose, Acetohexamide, Chlorpropramide, Miglitol? ...
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T2DM diagnosis vs disorder due to T2DM diagnosis?

I have a database of diabetic patients. Mostly 80 % are T2DM patients. Now I would like to identify the T2DM patients based on their conditions reported. I mean when patients visit hospital (diabetic ...
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How to interpret diabetic complications?

I have a database of diabetic patients. Mostly 80 % are T2DM patients. Now I would like to identify the T2DM patients based on their conditions reported. I mean when patients visit hospital (diabetic ...
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How does Diabetic specialist clinic work?

I am from IT domain and would like to seek some help on certain medicine related questions I would like to know how does Diabetic specialist hospital/clinic work for Diabetic patients when compared ...
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Urine glucose testing for diabetes control

A publication in the NCBI bookshelf called Type 2 diabetes: Measuring sugar levels in blood and urine yourself (IQWiG, 2010) it states that Having sugar in your urine is usually a sign of very high ...
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What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus?

What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus? As far as I have understood it goes something like this:: Diabetes Mellitus --> Decreased glucose uptake by cells of the ...
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Lack of clarity about terms for average glucose in diabetes research literature (MBG, MPG, and AG)

The meaning of “mean plasma glucose (MPG)” is unambiguous, but I’m having an incredibly difficult time making sense of the way the term “mean blood glucose (MBG)” is used in medical research ...
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Glucagen-like Peptide 1 (GLP-1): Is there food containing it or increases it's production?

Insulin therapy affects the GLP-1 level of patients. Is there some "natural" appearance of GLP-1 in food, or food which stimulates GLP-1 production? (Background: In Diabetes Typ 2 medication with ...
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Should I drink coconut water daily? Many sites praise the health effect

Example article found with DDG: 8 Science-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Water The Bottom Line Coconut water is a delicious, nutritious and natural beverage that’s extremely good for you. ...
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How does fluid temp impact glucose uptake in hypoglycemia?

I recently asked How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person? on a sister site. One of the answers made this unreferenced claim. The last thing you want to do close to ...
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Is Gestational diebetes common to all pregnant women? Can the unborn develop complications from mother with Gestational Diabetes? [closed]

I work as an Industrial Training student in a government Hospital and every Tuesday, happens to be our Immunization clinic. Then a Health talk proceeds. During the Health talk which was conducted by ...
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What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health?

"Sugar" here means commonly consumed sugars: glucose, fructose, sucrose and HFCS. Is eating sugar always bad? Can it be eaten in moderation and present no risk to diabetes and other issues? Or should ...
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Assessing protein bars with artificial sweeteners for diabetics type 2

In case of diabetes type 2, I have learned that it is recommended to find a low carb diet, possibly even low fat (to ease loss of weight) and to compensate instead with whole grain food, high amounts ...
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Is brown sugar better than white for diabetes?

As we know that diabetic patient does not eat sugar(white sugar) because the blood sugar level is not controlled.So,can a diabetic patient use brown sugar in replacement of white sugar? can brown ...
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how do diabetics keep their kidney healthy?

I understand diabetes can cause kidney problems. Are there any treatments or other preventative measures that can reduce or prevent kidney problems?
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What flour is best for diabetic person?

What type of flour is most effective at controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics?
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Is it possible to create a genetically modified virus to carry a custom genetic payload, that could express protiens that the host is unable to make themselves? For example, could a virus be created ...
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Therapeutic dose as safe antioxidant, melatonin and diabetes

This question is not about sleep, but really about the antioxidant benefits of melatonin down to the mitochondrial level. e.g. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijad/2011/326320/ , http://www.mdpi.com/...
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Should I take plenty carbs? [closed]

To gain weight, I have to take lots of carbs which I'm currently doing. My mum says eating too much carbs could cause diabetes. While her mum was diagnosed with diabetes, she said the doctor told her ...
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pancreas lifetime and diabetes

Reading an old HE topic about diabetes, I point out the words "pancreatic exhaustion". Does it mean the organ pancreas has a lifetime? In other words, pancreas is able to produce insulin just for a ...
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Drinking fruit juice by blender is a risk for diabetes?

I eat fruit juice blended by blender every night. I use a blender to blend Watermelon, Lychee, Melon etc. Is the sugar from the fruit a risk for diabetes?
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Soda / Pop alternatives to appease desire for super sugary drinks [closed]

I'm a 29 year old pop lover... I have 3-4 cans (12 fl oz) per day of Mtn Dew or Pepsi. I know I need to cut back on all the sugar. What types of drinks can serve as a tasty replacement that can ...
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Is it possible to have diabetes for about 9 months without knowing it?

Is it possible to have diabetes (type 1 or 2) for about 9 months without knowing it ?
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Can diabetes relieve symptoms of hemophilia?

This question can be seen silly, but I wondered about this question for several years. I learned that diabetes make our blood so sticky that it can block blood flows of capillary vessels. Then, what ...
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years. According to what I learned during my life from doctors and dietitians, for my age/height/weight, I should take around 6 bread units of carbohydrates ...
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can smoking ashwagandha have the same benefit as the power/pill form?

I been reading a lot of positive benefits from ashwagandha lately such as Keeping blood sugar balanced Boosting testosterone levels Reducing level of stress and anxiety Boost brain function Having ...
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What is the health effect of commuting by first a 40 minute car ride and then a 3 hour train ride?

I am wondering about the health effect of accepting a job that is a 40 minute car ride + 2.5 hours train ride away from me. Research suggests that train rides are healthier than car rides. I live 40 ...
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Diabetes Type 2 and Carrot Sugar [closed]

If one has diabetes type 2 and wants to reduce sugars, is it healthy to eat carrots? Do carrots effect diabetics? Is there any list of fruit and vegetables which are good for diabetics?
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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?

Is it possible to reverse Type 2 diabetes by using a specific diet? What about insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes?
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Would it be fair to say heart disease, diabetes (II), and Alzheimer's disease are all the same health issue expressed different ways?

Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and I believe Alzheimer's as well, seem to all be the result of the body's plumbing being clogged up by fat and cholesterol deposits. Exercise, a diet low in artificial ...
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Hyponatremia and hypobicarbonatemia

What is the answer to the following question? And why? An untreated patient with which one of the following conditions is MOST LIKELY to present with (relative to a healthy individual) decreased ...
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Does free sugar intake before meals cause more adverse effects than after them?

The WHO gives sugar intake recommendations in terms of percentage of energy intake. That, combined with some popular wisdom makes the think that it isn't the same if I eat, say a chocolate bar, before ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

I thought that HbA1C is a way to measure the average blood sugar a person has had over the past 3 months. But I just did an HbA1C test, and the form said that A1C measures an average over a 2 to 3 ...
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Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes or hyperinsulinemia?

Does the consumption of artificial sweeteners as a replacement for sugar increase the risk of diabetes or hyperinsulinemia? Have there been any clinical trials studying this?
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

I'm currently taking a long-acting insulin called Triceba. But I recently changed my health insurance, and the new insurance doesn't cover Triceba, it only covers another long-acting insulin called ...
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What CGM systems don't require fingerstick calibration?

Most continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems require you to still do fingerstick blood testing on a daily basis in order to calibrate them. But that defeats the purpose of why people want CGM ...