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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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Does the "Dawn Phenomenon" of blood sugar apply to non-diabetics?

I bought myself a $15 blood sugar testing kit the other day because I've been experiencing some health things that are rare for me such as migraines (I rarely have had headaches my entire life) and a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are basic parameters that need to be tracked, recorded or monitored in diabetic patients?

I want to make a diabetes app to assist diabetic patients (not replace a doctor). What are basic parameters that a diabetic needs to track, record, or monitor? For example maybe: BMI, BMR, etc.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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