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How exactly is hypoglycemia a problem?

Your tissue gets sugar from the blood (along with the other needed nutrients, and oxygen). Sugar is not stored in places like the brain, brain cells only take up enough sugar for what they need in the ...
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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?

It depends on how long the patient has been on insulin, and whether "pancreatic exhaustion" has been reached. If the person has been on insulin only a few years when there is still endogenous insulin ...
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Is brown sugar better than white for diabetes?

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients can eat sugar under specific conditions. White and brown sugar are pretty much identical (from a "diabetic" viewpoint) and they respectively have a Glycemic Index ...
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Can you measure insulin resistance?

InsulinNation gives a good overview: Pre-diabetes can exist for a long time in your body without triggering the most common outward signs of diabetes (continual thirst, frequent urination, blurred ...
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Does increased consumption of fructose cause increased insulin resistance in humans?

TL;DR; Fructose's biochemistry indicates it may lead to increased triglyceride levels in the blood, which can lead to insulin resistance. Data on humans has not yet shown fructose, as a replacement ...
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Preventing diabetes mellitus

Generally, Diabetes Mellitus is categorized into Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes.The type that you are concerned with is type 2 in which genetic factor plays a major role. Type 2 diabetes ...
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Chances of getting diabetes type 1?

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (DM1) at the age of 54 is very rare. It's usually diagnosed in children or teenagers and used to even be called 'juvenile diabetes' because of that. The reason it'...
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Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes or hyperinsulinemia?

Findings There is a strong link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), obesity, and Type 2 diabetes, recognized by multiple studies, for example this survey (1). This article (2) ...
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Is it possible to have diabetes for about 9 months without knowing it?

Yes. MedlinePlus: People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years. Google Books: The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, p. 413...Recent ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Yes. Gene therapy is an active area of research; most gene therapy approaches that are studied use some sort of viral vector, those that don't are more the exception and it is unclear how several of ...
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how do diabetics keep their kidney healthy?

Diabetes does cause kidney problems, and is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in industrialized world (see Cecil Medicine, Chapter 126, Diabetes and The Kidney). Though neither fully ...
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What kind of inflammation is caused by diabetes?

As @anongoodnurse pointed out, a pre-inflammatory state is present before T2D develops. Most of the patients of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus are obese. They may have dyslipidemia wherein sub-acute chronic ...
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Negative Effects of Drinking Large Quantities of Diet Pepsi

Diet Pepsi is sweetened with sucralose (diet coke is sweetened with aspartame). Sucralose ha been found in studies to not affect blood sugar levels: This study demonstrated that, similar to ...
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Is there evidence that eating too much sugar can increase the risk of diabetes?

Consumption of carbohydrates is necessary to sustain life and mental health. Eating or drinking carbs stresses the body both when consuming too much or too little. Today's diabetic diet do include ...
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Hyponatremia and hypobicarbonatemia

Carbonic Acid / Bicarbonate Buffer System CO2 + H2O ↔ H2CO3 ↔ H+ + HCO3 Metabolic Acidosis and DKA Includes the following: Decreased pH Low HCO3 levels This condition occurs when acids other than ...
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how do diabetics keep their kidney healthy?

The following are the recommendations from the Joslin Center for preserving renal function in diabetes mellitus Tight control of blood glucose levels (A1C less than 7 percent) Tight control of blood ...
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Reason for different blood glucose values in left and right hand

I'm not aware that capillary blood glucose levels have been systematically examined but interstitial fluid glucose levels in one study using a Freestyle Libre Pro appeared to show higher levels in the ...
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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?

Providing an accurate measurement of how long it would take for death to occur after cessation of insulin in an individual who intrinsically makes no insulin is not feasible. This is because such a ...
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Aloe Vera and Diabetes

This study did a thorough literature search of all existing Aloe Vera research and found, at best, weak conclusions: The current evidence suggests some potential benefit of Aloe vera in improving ...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes?

A common conclusion from studies is that high intake of sugars is associated with increased risk of diabetes type 2, but it is not clear if this is due to sugar intake itself or due to associated ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. ...
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

Triceba is actually Tresiba. It is a very long-acting basal insulin, that you take once a day. It is probably the best basal insulin today for people who do not have fast-changing basal needs like ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

This question cannot be answered. It is individual and based on, among many other things, red blood cell survival. To understand why this is so, you need to understand than A1C is more accurately ...
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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?

Sure, Alzheimer's is considered by some to be type III diabetes and the pathology induced is a combination of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and elevated glycation products.
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

It is true that insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose, amino acids (from proteins) and fatty acids into the cells (PubMed, 2011: "Insulin effects in muscle and adipose tissue"). Diabetes.co.uk: ...
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Is it possible to have diabetes for about 9 months without knowing it?

Speaking for type 1 diabetes, and supposing that a patient has exited his/her "Honeymoon" phase, the timespan before accusing severe symptoms (hypo/hyperglycemia) is very short and highly depending on ...
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Drinking fruit juice by blender is a risk for diabetes?

The question is about whole fruits vs blended fruits (smoothies), but I haven't found any studies about smoothies, so I included those about fruit juices. Both the smoothies and the fruit juices are ...
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What flour is best for diabetic person?

According to this article 20 Healthy Flours from Lowest to Highest Carbohydrates, whole grain or "flour from nut and plant sources that are low in carbohydrates". The whole grain helps to lower the ...
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What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus?

The pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Below is a summary of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from this source: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication ...
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Why is there no ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Actually, ketoacidosis could occur also in Type 2 Diabetes. It's not common, but it's a possibility and should not be not omitted. In Type 2 Diabetes the insulin secretion is available but ...
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