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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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 ...
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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? ...
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Uremic encephalopathy, diabetes, and halucinations

I'm in highschool, interested in patient diagnosis and treatment and that's why I'm asking this question. I've recently heard about a patient with end-stage uremic encephalopathy and diabets. He has ...
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Negative Effects of Drinking Large Quantities of Diet Pepsi

A relative of mine drinks about one to two 2-liter bottles of Diet Pepsi every day. He is diabetic, and he swears drinking Diet Pepsi, even in large quantities, is not bad for him. Several family ...
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Can honey help with diabetes?

Honey may increase the blood glucose level. However, it may also contains some ingredients that give relief for diabetic patients. Is this true?
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Will eating a high-calory diet (high carbs intake) for a long time (2-8 years) increase the risk of diabetes?

If someone is following a high slow-release carbohydrates diet for a long time (rice, oat, cereals, nuts, etc), will it increase the chance of developing diabetes in the future? Are there studies ...
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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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Can someone be both prediabetic and hypoglycemic?

Hypoclycemia seems to have several distinct causes, depending on whether you are diabetic or not. If you are diabetic, you can apparently become hypoglycemic if you're taking too much insulin. If you'...
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Causes of polypoid foveolar hyperplasia

Six years ago during an endoscopy, the gastroenterologist noted that he had seen a small nodule forming in my stomach. A recent endoscopy revealed 3 nodules. The biopsies showed that they were benign,...
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Aspirin / statin for preventing coronary heart disease in prediabetes?

If a person has prediabetes what are the risks of taking aspirin and/or statins to prevent risk of coronary heart disease (angina, heart attack, sudden death)?
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Can Prediabetes cause coronary heart disease?

Is prediabetes a risk factor for coronary heart disease? In other words, can it cause angina, heart attacks and sudden death? Thanks for your answers.
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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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Are there any studies showing that interventions affect diabetic risk measures in short periods of time?

I've found a number of studies showing that diet and exercise improves insulin resistance and mortality. However, these studies are over some years. (e.g. Exercise as medicine) For hypertension, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can diabetics consume honey?

Honey tastes sweet. But I am not sure whether or not it is safe for people suffering from diabetics. So the question is can diabetics daily consume honey?
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Formula for determining carb count from blood sugar changes?

Prior to eating I count carbs and then use my insulin carb ratios to determine how much insulin I should take. This is straight forward when I'm cooking my food, going to a chain restaurant, or have ...
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What is rock salt? Is it helpful for diabetics?

I am a type-2 diabetic on oral medications (not insulin). On the recommendation of a relative, I started using rock salt in my food. Now, I have few questions on consumption of rock salt. Primarily, ...
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Can vegan or vegetarian diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

Can a vegan or vegetarian diet help people treat their diabetes, or at least have a positive effect on them? Why?
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Chances of getting diabetes type 1?

My grandmother has has type 1 diabetes for more than 25 years (she's now 79 years old). My mother died when I was a kid, so I don't have any information about her health. I want to know my what are ...
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Does melatonin have an effect on the treatment of type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the body's inability to regulate blood sugar due to a disabled pancreas' not producing insulin. People with diabetes regulate their own blood ...
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Fasting blood glucose and Hemoglobin A1C not valid for athletes?

I've been a competing athlete, mostly in endurance sports for nearly 45 years now. As part of military and other physicals, I have had blood glucose levels come back several times with high levels, ...