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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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can smoking ashwagandha have the same benefit as the power/pill form? [closed]

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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Fructose question [closed]

See video: Why Fructose causes insulin resistance I'm confused. He mentioned fructose can turn into glucose. So, does it matter whether I eat fruits, if it can turn into glucose, which can be ...
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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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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic a few months ago, and have been dieting and exercising ever since. My A1C has gone down from 13% to 9%, I noticed these cinnamon pills in a local store that ...
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Does increased consumption of fructose cause increased insulin resistance in humans?

As far as I understand it, diabetes is a disease that is composed of essentially two issues: The pancreas' insulin production capabilities The body's sensitivity to insulin and I'm asking a rather ...
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Diabetes Type 1 : Why is glucagon helping for hypoglycemia?

first some facts (feel free to correct them): Glucagon is produced in the pancreas for both humans with and without diabetes type 1 If a non-diabetes human has a hypoglycemia, the pancreas produces ...
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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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Diabetes risk: Is eating dried dates more dangerous than eating cake? [closed]

I checked some random packages of various cakes and cookies in the supermarket. The sugar content per 100g of product went like 18g, 22g, 32g, or 38g. Meanwhile, on the package of dried dates the ...
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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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How does the modified insulin suppression test achieve or measure a *steady-state level* of plasma glucose?

The modified insulin suppression test to measure insulin resistance is described as follows Patients initially receive 25 μg of octreotide (Sandostatin) in 5 mL of normal saline over 3 to 5 minutes ...
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What kind of inflammation is caused by diabetes?

Quote from the notice for diabetics about COVID: Diabetes causes inflammation in the body and you have a harder time fighting off an infection like the virus that causes COVID-19 What does it mean &...
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How exactly is hypoglycemia a problem?

I am not someone from Medical field. I am asking this question out of curiosity. My question is about sugar levels in blood, particularly low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). I can understand the problem ...
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Definition of metabolic syndrome, metabolic diseases, and metabolic disorders

I found that these terms are frequently used interchangeably, especially when browsing the internet. However, I wonder if there is any (subtle) difference between them. My current understanding is: ...
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Monotherapy of multiple drugs or combination therapy - Beginner 101

Let's say that patient A is taking drugs like as shown below |---atenolol-----esmolol----nebivolol---------------------| |---s------e-----s-----e----s-------e---------------------| here s and e ...
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How long on average would a type 1 diabetic survive without insulin injections, given that their remission phase has long since passed?

I've been trying to find information on how long a type 1 diabetic would survive without insulin injections. Most of the information I've found deals with recently diagnosed patients, who show ...
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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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Can diabetic nerve damage occur even if the blood sugar is under control? [closed]

Having blood sugar levels elevated at some point of time ago but now kept under control for long, can still cause problems associated with elevated sugar levels? For instance, diabetic neuropathy?
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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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Could someone survive being in a diabetic coma for several hours?

I’m writing a modern-day thriller, probably set in Colorado or another heavily forested portion of America. A surveyor from Japan has brought his two children on a working holiday, and they’re at a ...
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USA: What is the correct way to code and bill for diabetic foot exams in claims data?

I'm working with some USA medical claims data and was asked for a gaps in care report for members of the population with diabetes. The total population is around a million people, with tens of ...
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Amino acid data - 101 for beginners

I am a data analyst who received amino acid data from lab to transform them into a form suitable for analysis. What I would like to check with you is check whether the below terms mean the same? For ...
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What is the rationale of using Metformin in Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?

Mechanism of action of Metformin is Ultimately, it decreases gluconeogenesis (glucose production) in the liver Gluconeogenesis results from breaking up of fat. Metformin also inhibits cellular ...
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Diet soft drinks and Diabetes

I have heard many times, for example in HealthLine and in Patient Info that diet soft drinks can be just as bad as sugary soft drinks when it comes to risk of diabetes. I am also reading what seems to ...
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Different names for eGFR measurement

I had a look at our hospital database and found out that we have the below measurements Estimated Glomerular Filtration ml/min Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate ml/min Estimated ...
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Different names for HbA1c

Am a data analyst working on healthcare data analysis. I came across the below terms in my source data from the hospital system. I did a google search and found that they all are the same Glycated HB ...
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Can a giant gummy bear (approx. 5 x 2 in.) give me diabetes?

I was given a giant gummy bear for my birthday. I ate it in one sitting, just a few days ago. And then, I searched Google about diabetes. Now, there are three things troubling me. Soon after I ate the ...
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Covid-19 mortality rates lower among some diabetes patients

It has been found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a greater risk of dying if they are men or are obese or have complications from diabetes or hypertension (University of Maryland School of ...
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Length of stay vs Acute length of stay in a hospital

I came across a term called Acute length of stay recently from a medical dataset hosted in Kaggle [here] 1 While I understand that the usual length of stay is given by the formula date of discharge - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Health I.D for diabetes - What is the preferred method of identification?

Having type 1 diabetes for a little over a decade now I've never worn an identification to help others know of my condition especially in case of emergencies (such as hypoglycemic attacks - paramedics ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Should all persons with diabetes get statins?

Statins are cholesterol lowering agents that are given to almost all patients with past episode of heart attack, angina, angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery (CABG). Since persons with diabetes are ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...