Patient discussion about type 2 diabetes

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Q. Type 2 Diabetics solution

My uncle is suffering from type 2 diabetics and i want to know that is there any permanent solution for type 2 diabities. Very worried about weight loss too. Any one there to give us a permanent solution?
A1Type 2 diabetes is due to improper use of insulin or insulin resistance.

There is a web site given below which provides information on alternative medicines for diabetes. Alternative medicines - ayurveda herbs, homeopathy, yoga and acupressure treatments.
http://healthy-ojas.com/html/diabetes_mellitus.html
http://healthy-ojas.com/html/alternative_medicine_diabetes.html
A2in Diabetes type 2 the pancreas still manufactures insulin. but cannot withhold the load. there are other things that causes pancreatic damage in obesity. the pressure causes the cells to grow a little but die eventually. you can stop them from dying but cannot revive the ones that were lost. i'm afraid weight loss is the only option here...
A3I read some where that Other than surgery to replace your pancreas, which is usually reserved for type 1 and not always effective anyway. The best way is through diet and weight control. You didn't mention if you are overweight or not. If so, losing the extra weight has proven to be a cure for many people -- so much so, that many insurances companies will now approve gastric surgery for overweight diabetics. In other cases, people who weren't completely cured were able to discontinue insulin and use oral medications instead. Diet and exercise are the most important ways of helping to manage type 2 diabetes. Of course, always talk with your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise routine. That's not just an expression -- he may need to adjust your medicine, and he should be aware of how and what you're doing.

If you aren't overweight and are insulin dependent, surgery may be the only "cure", but be aware there are risks.

Hope this helps! : )

Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?

AWomen develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and after pregnancy the gestational diabetes goes, if not this gestational diabetes has chances to develop into type 2 diabetes. A pregnant woman can also have type 1 and 2 diabetes equally and during pregnancy she may get gestational diabetes.

Q. Is Diabetes type 2 a chronic disease?

I have been diagnosed with Diabetes; does this mean I will always have it from now on?
A1I was a type 2 diabetic for 15 years. I had a gastric bypass, lost a ton of weight and no longer test as a diabetic. But, my doctors say "once a diabetic, always a diabetic." So the tendency is still there and must be addressed always. My problem is not evident but now I have kidney disease and it is attributed to diabetes with complications. Eat right, get exercise and lose weight. I hope you educe your numbers so you won't risk the complications. This is your best goal for now. Diabetes is being constantly researched, so the future looks bright and maybe a cure is on the horizon! Blessings!
A2Diabetes is a chronic disease, however there are ways to manage your Diabetes, here is a website that lists them:
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/control/4Steps.htm#Step3
A3Not necessarily. If you manage your diabetes, by eating a special diet, exercising and losing weight, you can often cure your diabetes. It is important to have a good Doctor to monitor your improvement and check up on the course of your disease.

Q. I am really confused about diabetes type II? I have been diabetic for 10 years now.

I know it is about how my body processes the glucose in my system, but I have met diabetics who are skinny. Mine was most likely hereditary from my mom who is no longer with us.
AType II Diabetes is actually more hereditary than people think, and has more genetic connection than in type I diabetes. Type II diabetes often developes also because of the risk factors that lead to it such as obesity, hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia, that are all a part of the "metabolic syndrome". A person who watches their weight, exercises and watches a healthy diet can decrease their chances of having type II diabetes, in spite of a genetic background.

Q. I have Type II Diabetes, but have regular problems with low blood sugar levels. What should I do?

I am an over 60 female who has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I was originally on Metformin, but my doctor discontinued it because I was having severe low blood sugar levels a lot (as low as 40). I have heard that putting me on insulin might help, but I don't see how since I have more low than high levels. Anyone have any suggestions or information about what I can do? (I do follow diabetic eating with proper food and frequent small meals, but that doesn't seem to help.)
Ai'm not sure about this but maybe because of your sensitivity to Metformin they want to move to insulin shots because they want accuracy. but as all it sounds a bit strange, cause most of the times they save that as a last resort. there's probably something else that's missing here...you asked them why insulin shots?

Q. I am a NIDDM diabetic and my diet primarily consists of items which are prepared using wheat.

Hello, I am a NIDDM diabetic and my diet primarily consists of items which are prepared using wheat. I do not eat rice and potatoes as I follow the diet pattern provided by my doctor and it works well for me most of the times. However I feel tempted and could not always stick to the diet that has been prescribed to me. I feel that I need to try eating different items and at the same time do not wish to fall in to a trap. I knew I am trying to go out of the way but I just cannot resist with the existing methodology and wish how I could change the current situation. I get tempted when I go to parties or food festivals and I am being upset. Infact I do love taking sweets and I have not tried anything silly so far. I do not want to take any risk but just wanted to know from the fellow members here that is there any possibility that I could try some sweet? Any suggestions?
A1daronstorm, there are wonderful diabetic cakes that you can eat!! my best friend is diabetic and she is also an excellent cook. she has dozens of different recipes for diabetic cakes and cookies. she uses sugarless sweeteners and also sugarless candies.
here are some links i found just by googling "diabetic desserts" -
http://www.easy-diabetic-recipes.com/diabetic-cake-recipes.html
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/Desserts/Cakes/
A2Hello, I do understand your situation. I think you need to be careful and do not go over the board and control is the best way to prevent diabetics. You can try having sweet potato….you can go for them but do not have them more. I would strongly suggest you to follow the existing pattern which has controlled your diabetics all these days. Best of luck...

Q. does anyone have experience with a continuous blood glucose monitor?

A1Hi Mick, i did upload following document. Even if there is no copyright on it, I would love that you respect it. Use it for yourself and share it with your friends and nothing more. Thank you! You have to understand the whole thing first about Diabetes type 1 and/or type 2:

www.pulsarsystems.ch/Diabetes.pdf

If you have any question about this article just ask me. I know this doctor personally and I wrote also already letters to newspapers about this topic which have been published.

We have to understand first what this handout express. Take it easy, I had also little difficulty to believe how simple in fact it is. People here has to understand fundamental things about food qualities. The faster you understand, the better you will manage your health and your life! Go for it Mick!
A2my ex girlfriend had it connected near an insulin pump. she found it very helpful and useful. it lowered her A1C levels and saved her the hypoglycemia every now and then.
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