Patient discussion about respect

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Q. What difference does fructose makes to a diabetic with respect to glucose?

I am diabetic with type 2 NIDDM. My colleague with the same NIDDM type2 has a better glycemic control than me. He follows strict diet. He prefers fructose sugar and avoids other sugar as much as possible. He suggested me the same. What difference does fructose makes to a diabetic with respect to glucose?
AAll carbohydrates—like starch and sugars like dextrose, maltose and glucose must be controlled for high consumption by a diabetic. Whereas fructose sugar had a slight different metabolic route inside the body and it does not requires insulin. Glucose requires insulin. As a diabetic lacks insulin production; the glucose increases the sugar level of the body but fructose is out of this system of functioning by our body and makes a diabetic to control it well. The energy level of glucose and fructose are almost similar.

Q. I am really worried about my mom who is 38 yrs and has 4 children. Her self-esteem is very low.

I am really worried about my mom who is 38 yrs and has 4 children. My two sisters are living with her, they are 11 and 15. I and my elder sister got married. She goes to work, comes home and stays in her room. She refuses to socialize with anyone, even to us. Her self-esteem is very low. It breaks my heart to see her like this. Is there anything that you can suggest?
A1depression can be the cause of it. how long it is going on? if more then 2 weeks- try to get her to go and get checked out. tell her that she shouldn't settle with living like that- she can live in a much better feeling.
A2Your mom may have been affected by clinical depression. Your mom would probably benefit from a combination of psychological or counseling services and medicine. I would suggest you to set up an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. Clinical depression is treatable with individual therapy, group therapy and/or psychotropic medications. I hope that you will.

Q. Our child is on Adderall. He is 10 and ADD/ADHD .Does not mind and is not respectful. What Is A Solution??

He does good in school but as he gets older he is leaning in a direction of not minding. My wife and I don't know where to go before it is to late. He goes to a play counselor who helps him in doing better in his school work. He is our nephew and we have raised him from birth. If anyone can give us some direction we would appreciate it very much.
Ai think that in this stage he should be evaluated by a professional. he will see the child and give you a diagnose and recommended ways of treatment.

Q. what about depression?

A1Hey. It might be nice "for you" if you came back to this and said some more, or read some of the other questions and answers.
A2depression can be a huge debilitation, characterized by lack of interest, lack of energy, feeling down, guilt, problems concentration, hopelessness, sleep probs, lose or gain of wieght. These are a few of the symptoms. Hope this helps. I personally believe cognitive behavioral therapy works best with or without meds.
A3What about it, actually?
Hmm… your question is a bit vague… If I’d refer to the tags, then they are both related to depression and vice versa. Weight problems, can cause low self-esteem and substantial stress and contribute to the development of depression. On the other hand, people with depression have low self esteem and may gain weight as part of their depression. Do you have any specific question about these issues?

Q. How do I recover from a sudden depression accompanied with extreme weight loss??

I suddenly look at myself differently. I feel so bad and I don't even know why. It has been like that for 2 weeks more or less- low self esteem was never my problem. Could it have something to do with my best friend getting married at last?? It started a few days after she announced it but I really feel happy for her so I don't think it could be it... what do u think? any experience u can share? I'd be very thankfull!
AEveryone feels down from once in a while, it is not necessarily pathologic depression, unless very severe thoughts accompany your bad feeling. It is even alright to feel a bit down when a good friend is announcing something very happy which you wish you would too. I think if you encourage yourself to be happy for your friend, want to go out and meet people, have fun and enjoy the life you have at the moment, your bad mood will improve. If you feel like you don't have the energy to do anything and the situation seems very unlike yourself, I would recommend to talk to someone- your family doctor, a psychologist or psychiatrist, or even a good friend.
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