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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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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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What are the complications of “an obese woman exercising to lose weight at primigravida pregnancy to prevent Large-for-gestational age” on fetus

Obesity prior to pregnancy has been associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorder. Some infants born to women who enter pregnancy obese, are at high risk of becoming ...
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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

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 A1C give blood sugar information about?

I thought that A1C is a way to measure the average blood sugar a person has had over the past 3 months. But I just did an A1C test, and the form said that A1C measures an average over a 2 to 3 month ...
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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 ...
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Communication between Contour Next Link 2.4 and insulin pump MiniMed 640G

I am wondering how the Contour Next Link 2.4 and the insulin pump MiniMed 640G communicate with each other. Is this over Bluetooth or what is it? Thanks a lot!
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

People with Type II Diabetes requiring long-acting insulin can inject themselves once a day with a syringe or insulin pen, but there is an alternative to that: insulin pumps. Insulin pumps provide a ...
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Are there any non-injection methods of delivering long-acting insulin?

Affreza is an inhaler that delivers rapid-acting insulin through inhaling rather than injection. But my question is, are there any methods of delivering long-acting insulin that do not require an ...
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Aloe Vera and Diabetes

I've read some research about it. Does Anybody know what substance in Aloe Vera can help in decreasing blood sugar in patients with diabetes? And also is there any substance in Aloe Vera that is ...
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Book about Herbal Medicine for Diabetes

Is there any recommended & reliable books out there that explains about and list Herbal Medicines for Diabetes Type-1 and Type-2 Patients. Regards
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Can we Walk for few minutes during Glucose tolerance test?

Can we walk slightly for 5 to 7 mins in every 1/2 hr after blood sample collection during 2 hrs 75gm glucose tolerance test? Does walking have an effect on the GTT? Below is the sample test result ...
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The exact difference between A1 and A2 milk

up vote 0 down vote favorite I am no expert in biology or chemistry. There are two links one stating A1 milk is good and A2 is bad the other link claiming the opposite. Which one can I trust? What ...
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Preventing diabetes mellitus

I am 16 year old boy. My father as well as my relatives have diabetes mellitus. If i start going to gym, get into some body building and maintain a healthy lifestyle from now on, can i prevent it?
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Bad Brain fog 15 min after eating but sugar test is negative [closed]

The problem started when I was about 18. anything I eat makes the following symptoms happens 15 min after: Brain Fog Sleepiness and Tirdness Very thirsty Rapid heart rate and palpitation very ...
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How do diabetics manage their diet and meal planning? [closed]

I've been trying to understand how important diet is to managing diabetes and was wondering whether meal planning was a really important thing and what it involved. Do you have to spend a lot of time ...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes? [duplicate]

Assuming no weight gain, does a large amount of refined sugar intake increase the risk of diabetes? To put it another way: In theory, if you took two identical subjects, and they each consumed the ...
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is 1.319 IU/ML Helicobacter Pylori IGG normal?

Doctor suggested me H-pylori Stool test & now I have the report which indicates: Test Name:Helicobacter Pylori IgG Result:1.319 IU/ML Normal Ranges: < 0.9 --> Negative 0.9-1.0 --> ...
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Can you measure insulin resistance?

I want to know whether insulin resistance can be quantified. If so, does this quantification allow us to compare different individuals? Does it allow us to compare insulin resistance in one individual ...
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Insulin and cellular glucose capture

Insulin is said to be the "unlock" key to let glucose enter body cells. Then why do stable Type 1 Diabetes patients have to inject less insulin in case of scheduled sport activities? Don't ...
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Is there any risk from eating meals before/after HGH shots?

I'm undergoing HGH therapy, and I see a lot of conflicting information on the internet another whether or not it's truly bad to eat meals after/before the shots -- supposedly, it can increase the risk ...
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Does protein lower the glycemic load? Please explain

Let's say you eat 50 grams of potato chips which have a glycemic load of 12 (according to Harvard.edu) and you eat it with 1 oz. Of sunflower seeds with have a GI load of 2.5. So is the total GI load ...
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Elevated glucose right after waking up

After a recent blood test that showed elevated fasting glucose (110mg/dl) and elevated triglycerides (~335mg/Dl), I got myself an Accu-check glucose tester and started regular testing to try to figure ...
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GI Load questions

What is the proper way to calculate the glicymic load for a multi-ingredient item? 11 grams sugar, 9 grams protein, etc. Do you add all the items' GI load number to each other for a grand total? ...