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Since my glucose level corrected to 100 and 140. Also Hb1Ac is 5.8 and serum creatinine is 1.08 endocrinologist asked me to stop the medicine. Continuing diet and exercise. Daily 2 hour exercise leading to low sugar at 12 am. So I reduced my exercise to one hour to avoid low sugar. My age is 64. Can I take little extra diet or reduce my exercise. Pl give some ideas.
Glucose is the primary ingredient within the body, which is turned into an energy source. This is what we use when we move, walk or make the slightest movements. To metabolize glucose into energy, our body needs insulin, which is a hormone produced within the pancreas. However, if the body doesn't react to the insulin or the pancreas is unable to produce enough, glucose cannot be converted into energy and thus results in type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:
- Sudden or gradual weight loss despite increased hunger - Many people complain that they feel hungry and eat more, but despite this the tend to lose weight. This occurs as the body cannot metabolize glucose and uses energy reserves from fat or muscles leading to weight loss.
- Frequent infections and slow healing - If you are afflicted with type 2 diabetes, then it might affect your immune system and you may be prone to infections. Also, any cuts or bruises on your body will take much longer to heal than normal.
- Irritability and fatigue - Another common symptom of type 2 diabetes along with the other symptoms mentioned here is quick irritability and fatigue. This is because most of the body is deprived of sugar and thus lacks the energy needed to function normally.
- Constant thirst and increased urination - If you feel constantly thirsty despite drinking ample water and urinating frequently, this may be a tell tale sign of type 2 diabetes.
- Skin darkening in folds and creases of the body - Also known as acanthosis nigricans; this is known darkening of the skin where it also becomes velvety to the touch. It usually develops in the folds of skin in areas, such as the neck and armpits and is a direct result of insulin resistance.
Causes of type 2 diabetes:
Some of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes could be:
- Being overweight
- Lack of physical activity
- Genetic predisposition or family history
- If you are more than 45 years of age
- Hormonal problems such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Treatment or management of type 2 diabetes:
In most cases, major lifestyle changes can easily keep the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in check although, in certain cases medications may also be required. Some of the steps necessary are as follows:
- Change in diet and healthy eating
- Physical activity and exercising
- Regular blood sugar monitoring and
- Blood sugar medication along with insulin therapy, if necessary
I have thyroid and there are always boils on my back, ear or face my weight is stuck to 77 and hemoglobin is also low what should I do.
I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a week. Please advise soya chunk is okay for me?
Respected sir my mother is having swelling in leg and feet and her left arm is also not working properly. Her uric acid is 6.1 mg and ESR is 24mm. She is 41 years old. Please let me know what is the main reason behind this swelling.
If someone is diabetic, aged above 70, male, weight is 95 Kgs. My current Creatinine level is 1.8. I know, I should avoid eating Mutton / Chicken / Fish (In this order ) but is it OK to have a home made mug of Clear Chicken Soup on daily basis ? Secondly, How to control / bring down creatinine level ?
I have Kidney eGFR 63 and serum creatine 1.3.have also hypertension and diabetes. Should I take plenty of water to lower down eGFR. Pls suggest low eGFR means kidney function is likely to come back again. I mean eGFR is likely to increase?
I have been diagnosed with diabetics, please suggest me the diet to be followed, Whether can I have seasonal fruits like mango, papaya. Etc & how abt dry fruits? Wat type of food is preferable?
Does the homeopathy medicine Phytolacca Berry really help in weight loss? What, apart from generic suggestions such as exercising and restricted use of sugar.
I am taking insulin 55 units daily + glimy 2 mg =2 tablets+ 2 tablets galvusmet 50/500. My sugar is pp 147. Can i stop taking insulin ?
I am having thyroid and I am taking tablets. I have 15 months baby. I have lot of hair fall and I am not healthy I feel. I will get tired by end of the day. I am working women and I will forget soon anything.
I am diabetic patient from last six month. In starting it was 300+ but after changing food habit and in regular medicine sugar level maintained at 90 to 110. Is it possible to maintain this without taking medicine and maintaining disciplined food habit? please suggest. I am 39 years old, my current food habit are. Morning - tea without sugar and biscuit breakfast - roti, veg and milk lunch - roti, veg & one apple after lunch dinner - roti, veg or chicken on sundays or holidays, take rice with dal, veg and chicken or biryani in lunch.
I have diabetes from last two years. I take care of myself but the diabetes is not going down. What special care do I need to do to control my diabetes.
I am 53 years male and have diabetes for last 5 years. My blood sugar levels are - fasting 140 and ppe 182. I am taking allopathic medicine. What else should I do?
Insulin is the most common treatment prescribed for people affected with diabetes. Diabetes is condition where high amounts of glucose prevail in the blood for an extended period of time. However, there are some drugs that offer an alternative to insulin in treating diabetes, which are
- Liraglutide: Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drug that causes the body to release greater amounts of insulin so as to facilitate the movement of glucose from the blood to the cells. People with type 2 diabetes generally use this treatment. It slows the digestion process and can cause symptoms of headache and nausea.
- Pramlintide: It's an artificially produced version of amylin. It is taken by both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients, facilitates slower digestion of food and therefore controls release of sugar in the blood. It can cause tiredness and nausea.
- Dulaglutide: This treatment is for people affected with type 2 diabetes and it is administered once a week. It causes more insulin to be released and pass the glucose to the cells. It can cause loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal cramps as side effects.
- Albiglutide: This treatment facilitates pancreas to release insulin and limits the glucagon hormone production. It is used by type 2 diabetes patients who have not taken well to other treatments. The side effects are skin reaction, respiratory tract infection and nausea.
- Exenatide: It is a drug that causes pancreas to release insulin that facilitates movement of glucose to cells. It is a treatment for type 2 diabetes and it restricts release of glucagon in the body. The possible side effects are acidity, constipation and vomiting.