Patient discussion about diabetes, type 1

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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. 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.

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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. I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. Can I eat all types of fruits?

I’m 60 years old male and I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. I’m taking meds and my sugar is under control. Everyday I have some fruits without fail. Can I eat all types of fruits?
AHello sir, surely you can eat any kind of fruit, regardless of the sugar content. The point is you need to spread across the amount of fruits you eat, including a wide variety of different fruits. In general everyone has to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables every day. Spreading the fruit you eat through the day will avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.

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. Are brothers of diabetic child going to have diabetes too?

My 12 years old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes few weeks ago. I have another 11years old daughter, and I am worried- does that mean she’ll also have diabetes when she gets older? Can I do something against it?
A1Currently, there’s nothing you can do to prevent diabetes, but some method are currently under research.
A2First of all, relax. It’s true that because she has a brother with diabetes, her chance to develop diabetes is higher than other people. However, it’s only about 5%, so try to think about this way – she still has about 95% chances not develop diabetes.
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