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Type 1 Diabetes Questions

I am type 1 diabetic patient. Since 10 years I am taking insulin injections. I need too much amount of insulin now. I take h.mixtard (40) thrice a day, 45u-30u-30u. Please suggest a better method to drop insulin requirement.

Dr.M S Seshadri 91% (313ratings)
MBBS, MD Internal Medicine, PhD (Endocrinology), FRCP(Edin)
Endocrinologist, Vellore
I am type 1 diabetic patient. Since 10 years I am taking insulin injections. I need too much amount of insulin now. I...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, I note that for a height of 158 cm (5'2") your weight of 82 kg is too much. The ideal weight for your height would be 55-60 kg. If you go on a very strict 1500 calorie diabetic diet and walk for 5-6 km per day your weight will start coming down and along with this your insulin requirements will come down professor m s seshadri.
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Hi, Me and my girlfriend both have type-1 diabetes but will it affect the baby during pregnancy/birth?

Dr.Girish Dani 93% (12800ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi, Me and my girlfriend both have type-1 diabetes but will it affect the baby during pregnancy/birth?
Diabetes often runs in family so high chance for baby to have in future. During pregnancy proper management of mother's diabetes is important to avoid possible problems to baby
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My 17 years old son having type 1diabetes not well controlled fluctuations very low to very high. Taking rasodec long active 16unit at bedtime and 10unit morning breakfast. 5unit short active novorapid a lunch time daily weight of my son 43. 5 kg very week complaint leg pain frequently. Low appetite. Sleeping mostly very long. Let me know if you have any other medicines for type one cases.

Dr.Jayasree Ramesh 91% (552ratings)
MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
My 17 years old son having type 1diabetes not well controlled fluctuations very low to very high. Taking rasodec long...
Your medication is Ok Check HbA1C and av glucose every 3 months Get eye checks ,renal and liver function once in 6 months Check his thyroidfunction ,vitamin D3 level and vitamin B12 level also
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My daughter (10 years of age) has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. All information given to us at the moment indicates this is non reversible and a life long illness. Is there anything we can do to help my daughter.

Dr.Pramod Kumar Sharma 93% (8219ratings)
MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My daughter (10 years of age) has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. All information given to us at the moment indi...
Teaching her what is good to eat and what is not, to remain physically active, she is just like other children and she should interact with them normally, no special attention. Gradually teach her about diabetes etc.
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Hello sir, I am from Bangalore, I am 29 years old and am suffering from diabetic type one. Before 6 months back I know I had suffering from diabetic. And Daily I've 2 times insulin is der 1) human actrapid 14 unit at afternoon 2) at nite 12 unit human and 14 unit glaritu is der. Sir how much days shall I continue this process .still I am not got married also so. Please reply me .and and tablets also they r given me afternoon meal pioz 7.5 mg and at nite lipikind and pioz after food.

Dr.Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 91% (19412ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Hello sir, I am from Bangalore, I am 29 years old and am suffering from diabetic type one. Before 6 months back I kno...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details given, however, there is no mention of actual glucose levels like - fasting & PP and HbA1c%. If a person has Type! diabetes then only Insulin injection is given. Oral drugs do not work in that condition. Since you are also using Pioglitazone, that means it is Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is given to achieve a quicker control on blood glucose. In many cases once the strict control is gained, Insulin injections can be discontinued and patient can be maintained only on oral drugs. So it is better if you come back with necessary details as mentioned above, plus diet pattern, extent of daily exercise, lipid profile and BP readings, preferably in a private conversation (paid consultation), then I will be able to give specific guidance and even prescribe necessary drugs. In this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines. No drugs can be prescribed. Thanks.
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I am a Type 1 Diabetic patient and I am going to a high altitude trekking. Besides my normal medication do I need to take any special care?

Dr.Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 91% (19412ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am a Type 1 Diabetic patient and I am going to a high altitude trekking. Besides my normal medication do I need to ...
Hello, Thanks for the query. It is very essential to monitor glucose levels carefully while one is on high altitude tricking. It is better to maintain glucose level around 160 plus (9 mMoles/L) so as to avoid hypoglycemia or hyper one. It is essential to carry glucose gels and even glucagon injections in case of hypoglycemia. Glucometers may not give correct readings due to extreme temperatures. Similarly Insulin also should be properly stored. High altitude can lead to hypoglycemia due to excess exercise or some times hyperglycemia due counter regulatory hormone activity. It is better to consult the medical staff available there. Thanks.
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I am Suffering From Type 1 Diabetes. Can You Please Give Or Tell Me The Complete Food Chart I Should Follow On A Daily Routine.

Dr.Prashant K Vaidya 92% (18372ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
I am Suffering From Type 1 Diabetes. Can You Please Give Or Tell Me The Complete Food Chart I Should Follow On A Dail...
Diabetes 'Super Foods' Beans. Dark green leafy vegetables. Citrus fruit. Sweet potatoes. Berries. Tomatoes. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon) Whole grains.
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I'm in a relationship with a guy who is a diabetic (type 1).he said that there would be some martial problems also so he is requesting me too find someone else to lead a happy life. Will this affect normal marriage life. Are there solutions for this.

Dr.Purna Sreeramaneni 89% (97ratings)
MBBS, Fellowship In Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Vijayawada
I'm in a relationship with a guy who is a diabetic (type 1).he said that there would be some martial problems also so...
A Type 1 diabetic with good glycemic control should not have any marital issues unless he has any other accompanying health issue. Check his LH FSH TESTOSTERONE PROLACTIN AND SPERM COUNT AND ULTRASOUND SCROTUM. After getting the tests done ask the question Once again with the reports.
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Hi, My son is of 14 years of age he is a juvenile diabetes from past 6 years no other ailments in control. 1.5 years ago he suffered from chickenpox since than he is having terrible hair fall he is very depressed and disturbed even I am worried please help gave many homeo medicine n applied oils.

Dr.Pramod Kumar Sharma 93% (8219ratings)
MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hi, My son is of 14 years of age he is a juvenile diabetes from past 6 years no other ailments in control. 1.5 years ...
Get his thyroid profile test done and if found abnormal correct it with suitable medicine under supervision of a Physician. Give him high protein diet.
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