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My father is suffering from diabetes this is type 2 diabetes since last 15 yrs. He has albumin problem too. This time albumin from urine is +3 n now a days his diabetes is also in not control i.e random diabetes is about 300 now a days .I want to ask this .is this diabetes tablets istamet and glizid can harm to the kidneys because he has albumin from urine too. And which is better. Insulin or high dose of these tablet? Is insulin is safe or not. His age is 54 years.

Dr. Madhav Shyam Manohar 89% (70 ratings)
BHMS, MBAHCS
Homeopath, Delhi
My father is suffering from diabetes this is type 2 diabetes since last 15 yrs. He has albumin problem too. This time...
First thing control his blood sugar, immediately contact with diabetologist, diet small amount every two hours then after albumin in urine means kidney disease develops for medicine contact on private chat Wish you good health.
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Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes!

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)
Diabetologist, Thane
Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes!

Uncontrolled diabetes can be life-threatening. Prevent these serious diabetes complications by learning the warning signs.

People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of many serious health problems, including heart attack, kidney failure, nerve damage, stroke, vision loss, amputation. But by keeping your diabetes in check — that means maintaining good blood sugar control, you can prevent many of these.

HEART ATTACK

  1. Chest discomfort that feels like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest, lasting for a short time or going away and returning.
  2. Pain elsewhere, including the back, jaw, stomach, or neck; or pain in one or both arms.
  3. Shortness of breath.

STROKE

Stroke warning signs may include:

  1. Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially if it occurs on one side of the body.
  2. Feeling confused.
  3. Difficulty walking, talking and lacking coordination.

NERVE DAMAGE

People with diabetes are at increased risk of nerve damage, or diabetic neuropathy, due to uncontrolled high blood sugar. Nerve damage associated with type 2 diabetes can cause a loss of feeling in your feet, which makes you more vulnerable to injury and infection. You may get a blister or cut on your foot that you don't feel and, unless you check your feet regularly, an infection can develop. Untreated infections can result in gangrene (death of tissue) and ultimately amputation of the affected limb.

ALTERED IMMUNE SYSTEM

Diabetes can also make it more difficult for your body to fight infections, causing skin problems. Various skin conditions are linked to diabetes, and even the most minor cuts or sores can turn serious fast. Any bumps, cuts, or scrapes should be cleaned and treated with an antibiotic cream and monitored carefully.

KIDNEY DISEASE

Type 2 diabetes increases your risk of kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy, a condition in which the blood vessels in your kidneys are damaged to the point that they cannot filter out waste properly. If left untreated, dialysis (a treatment to filter out waste products from the blood) and ultimately a kidney transplant may be needed.

Typically, you won’t notice symptoms of kidney disease until it has advanced. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, visit your doctor:

  • Swelling in your ankles and legs.
  • Leg cramps.
  • A need to go to the bathroom more often at night.
  • A reduction in your need for insulin.
  • Weakness and paleness.
  • Itching.

The best way to prevent type 2 diabetes-related kidney problems is to have your urine, blood, and blood pressure monitored regularly and to keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control.

EYE PROBLEMS

People with type 2 diabetes are at risk of several eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy (which affects the blood vessels in the eye), glaucoma, and cataracts. If left untreated, these conditions can cause vision loss.

Visit your doctor if you notice any of these warning signs:

  • Blurry vision that lasts for more than two days.
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.
  • Floaters, black or gray spots, cobwebs, or strings that move when you move your eyes.
  • A sensation of seeing "flashing lights".
  • Pain or pressure in one or both eyes.

HIGH BLOOD SUGAR (HYPERGLYCEMIA) 

Hyperglycemia means you have too much sugar in your blood. High blood sugar doesn't always produce symptoms; therefore, it is important to check your blood sugar regularly, as indicated by your doctor. When symptoms of hyperglycemia occur, they may include:

  1. Frequent urination.
  2. Extreme thirst.
  3. Feeling tired and weak.
  4. Blurry vision.

The key to preventing many of the complications of diabetes is to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. To do this eat right, exercise, monitor your blood sugar as recommended by your doctor, and don't smoke.

A healthy lifestyle is your road map for managing diabetes, which is the key to preventing or delaying complications:

  1. Follow a healthy eating plan.

  2. Be physically active for at least 150 minutes a week (just 30 minutes, 5 days a week).

  3. Manage your ABCs:

    • A regular A1C test to measure your average blood sugar over 2 to 3 months; aim to stay in your target range as much as possible.

    • Try to keep your blood pressure below 140/90 mm Hg (or the target your doctor sets).

    • Control your cholesterol levels.

  4. Stop smoking or don’t start.

For people with diabetes, controlling blood pressure has big benefits: it reduces the risk of heart disease by as much as 50% and the risk of kidney, eye, and nerve disease by about 33%.

Lose weight if you’re overweight—just a 5% to 7% weight loss lowers the risk for complications. That’s 10 to 14 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds.

Take medicines as prescribed.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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6 years old girl child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus was taking insulin for 1 month and another 1 month she took only keto diet, no insulin, is it safe? Is keto diet reliable for 6 years old? What is the further treatment of it?

Dr. Arun Kumar Singh 93% (402 ratings)
MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
6 years old girl child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus was taking insulin for 1 month and another 1 month she...
It's not safe at all. Don't experiment with child's life. Take her to an endocrinologist in your city and follow instructions.
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Is ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder good for type 1 diabetic patients who want to gain weight/mass? This contains 3gm sugar per 100gm. Patient is on insulin but sugar is in total control.

Dr. Shashidhar 92% (5973 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Is ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder good for type 1 diabetic patients who want to gain weight/mass? This con...
That question can be addressed to the doctor who is presently treating the patient (suppliments are to be taken only after medical examination so that the doctor can monitor the health status on a regular basis ). Taking all the preventive measures and following the advise if the doctor will help to stay healthy and fit. Read more about Diabetes and healthy lifestyle (from health magazines and the internet) so that there is clarity. For all practical purposes, a simple homemade food which is nutritious and balanced diet is more than enough to maintain good health. Exercise everyday depending upon the fitness and comfort and take proper rest.
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My age 22. I am a type 1 diabetes patient and my medicine is insulin daily 4 times. But some times eat drink alcohol and smoke but not regularly 2 - 3 months 2 times. So this habit is bad but what solution for my problem please hlp.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (11616 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My age 22. I am a type 1 diabetes patient and my medicine is insulin daily 4 times. But some times eat drink alcohol ...
It can be very well controlled and the dose of the insulin can be reduced with Homoeopathic treatment... You can consult me through lybrate..
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Hi Doc, I have type 1 from last year and I am currently taking mixtard 30 flexpen 32 in the morning and 20 at night. Could you suggest me any alternate insulin pen because the mixtard is expensive and it last only for 4 to 5 days. Thank you.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (11616 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Doc,
I have type 1 from last year and I am currently taking mixtard 30 flexpen 32 in the morning and 20 at night. ...
Better start Homoeopathic treatment... And by that you can reduce the dose of the insulin and it also prevent the complications of diabetes..
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Do's & Don'ts For Diabetics!

Dr. Rakesh Kakkar 88% (3720 ratings)
Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Do's & Don'ts For Diabetics!
You should not take up proteins and fibre during diabetes. True or false? Take this quiz to know more.
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In this season (winter) in Delhi, if it is not good or possible for a diabetic to go for morning walk than shall I go after tea and snacks at about 9 am for walk. Is it OK?

Dr. Mohammed Zaid 92% (42 ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)
Endocrinologist, Chennai
In this season (winter) in Delhi, if it is not good or possible for a diabetic to go for morning walk than shall I go...
Hi lybrate-user, Yes, you can go any time through the day for a walk. But make sure that you give a 2 hour gap after major meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
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My 3 year old child has type 1 diàbites .is there any cure in homeopathy. She is getting insulin shot at her every meal and her sugar level sometimes high between 200 to 500.

Dr. Radha Unnikrishnan 88% (60 ratings)
Master Of Medicine & Surgery
Diabetologist, Ernakulam
My 3 year old child has type 1 diàbites .is there any cure in homeopathy. She is getting insulin shot at her every me...
Your daughter unfortunately needs insulin before each meal as she lacks insulin production. I have no idea about homeo. We now have insulin pump which work like a artificial pancreas.
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Sir, my grandson is suffering from Type-1 Diabetes and we are giving him Humalog Mix50 twice a day. He is 14 years old. He was born with Downsyndrom and still unable to speak. Can you suggest the substitute of Humalog insulin?

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 95% (13823 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir, my grandson is suffering from Type-1 Diabetes and we are giving him Humalog Mix50 twice a day. He is 14 years ol...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. In a patient with T1 diabetes only treatment is taking Insulin Injections for lifetime. Even if I suggest it will another type of Insulin only. No Other Drugs Can Used. Thanks.
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