• What can I do to give myself diabetes?

    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • How do you get diabetes, and can you cure it?

    checked my blood, and my glucose was 95 mg/dl, which is in the normal range, but still seems high to me, and I checked it a year ago while I'd been on the Atkins diet for 3 months, and it was 103, and a couple years before that it was 117. I read online that 65-100 is considered normal, and 100-124 is pre... show more
    checked my blood, and my glucose was 95 mg/dl, which is in the normal range, but still seems high to me, and I checked it a year ago while I'd been on the Atkins diet for 3 months, and it was 103, and a couple years before that it was 117. I read online that 65-100 is considered normal, and 100-124 is pre diabetes, and then if it's 125+ then you have diabetes. But what I'm wondering is, so I was pre diabetic 4 years ago, and then with some lifestyle changes I got it down to 95, but what would of happened if it had gotten to 125? Would I be screwed then? Does your pancreas "break" at 125, and then for the rest of your life you have to prick your finger twice a day, and take insulin shots? Or, say it had gotten to 125, and they told me I have diabetes, could I have made some lifestyle changes, and lowered it down to 95, and then been fine? Thanks for your input!
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is an A1C of 7.9 high enough to cause itching and scratching?

    Best answer: Diabetes is one of the things that can cause chronic itching but it's thought to be via the damage that diabetes does to the nerves. One would think, therefore, that the duration of the diabetes AS WELL AS the level of A1C throughout the duration of the diabetes would be the important factors. That being... show more
    Best answer: Diabetes is one of the things that can cause chronic itching but it's thought to be via the damage that diabetes does to the nerves. One would think, therefore, that the duration of the diabetes AS WELL AS the level of A1C throughout the duration of the diabetes would be the important factors.

    That being said, most chronic itching is NOT from diabetes. A visit to the doctor to explore other possible causes would be helpful.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • I have had diabetes for 12 years now, why is there still no cure? I want both type 1 and type 2 cured!?

    Best answer: I agree with you as to finding a cure but as long as we stick to healthy eating and exercise and medication we can control it but seemingly there is the Newcastle Diet which is a very low calorie diet for 8 weeks done under medical supervision and something like 16 out of 20 patients reversed their type 2... show more
    Best answer: I agree with you as to finding a cure but as long as we stick to healthy eating and exercise and medication we can control it but seemingly there is the Newcastle Diet which is a very low calorie diet for 8 weeks done under medical supervision and something like 16 out of 20 patients reversed their type 2 diabetes? Google it.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do people with diabetes die young?

    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • Excessive thirst!! What causes excessive thirst in the middle of the night?

    Best answer: How's the weather? When the humidity is low - I wake up dying for a drink.
    Best answer: How's the weather? When the humidity is low - I wake up dying for a drink.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • What would cause a diabetics blood sugar to spike from 115 in the morning to 233 in the evening? The morning reading was taking at 8:11.?

    And the evening reading taken at 8pm the night reading. The only things injested at breakfast was meat lovers sausage bowl, milk,banana. Evening dinner was potato salad,fish and milk.
    And the evening reading taken at 8pm the night reading. The only things injested at breakfast was meat lovers sausage bowl, milk,banana. Evening dinner was potato salad,fish and milk.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Diabetes insipidus while being sick. Go get sodium levels checked constantly. Do not be sent away with the flu. You may be dying slowly.?

    Diabetes insipidus; flu; stomach bug; vomiting; desmopressin; sodium levels;
    Diabetes insipidus; flu; stomach bug; vomiting; desmopressin; sodium levels;
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does taking insulin result in weight gain?

    Been taking pills only until recently to control my diabetes, but they turned out not to be enough. So the doctor put me on insulin. Can taking insulin result in weight gain? Gained 10 pounds.
    Been taking pills only until recently to control my diabetes, but they turned out not to be enough. So the doctor put me on insulin. Can taking insulin result in weight gain? Gained 10 pounds.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are the symptoms of diabetes and could I have it?

    I am 49 years old and I have always had quite a lot of sugar in my diet. I have like a 1 litre bottle of coca cola a day, This I would say is the largest daily dose of sugar I get from the bottle of cola. I do also have sugar on my cereal though as well. I don't really feel anything out of the ordinary... show more
    I am 49 years old and I have always had quite a lot of sugar in my diet. I have like a 1 litre bottle of coca cola a day, This I would say is the largest daily dose of sugar I get from the bottle of cola. I do also have sugar on my cereal though as well. I don't really feel anything out of the ordinary although I do admit that the cola does give me a lot of excess energy. But that is surely down to thr caffeine. I was just thinking because I drink a 1 litre bottle of coca cola a day, could I have diabetes? Or am I worrying over nothing? I mean if I did have diabetes, would I physically know about it?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is an A1c of 5.1 good for a non-diabetic? How about for a diabetic? Or is that too low?

    Best answer: A1c of 5.1 is considered almost perfect.

    Being a diabetic, I would LOVE a 5.1

    After gastric bypass, and daily exercise, my A1c is 6.1 (was around 9)
    Best answer: A1c of 5.1 is considered almost perfect.

    Being a diabetic, I would LOVE a 5.1

    After gastric bypass, and daily exercise, my A1c is 6.1 (was around 9)
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My fasting blood sugar came up st 5.6. What it mean?

    Best answer: under 6 is ok
    Best answer: under 6 is ok
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to take insulin and when?

    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • According to my mother Type 2 diabetics can't go in comas or get low glucose levels. Is this actually true or is she lying?

    Best answer: Your mother is incorrect and if you follow her advice you may end up falling into a coma if your insulin dives too low. Since she is not your doctor, do not take her advice. Diabetic persons CANNOT do a body detox such as the one you are describing, it would be life threatening to do so. Whatever your mother... show more
    Best answer: Your mother is incorrect and if you follow her advice you may end up falling into a coma if your insulin dives too low. Since she is not your doctor, do not take her advice. Diabetic persons CANNOT do a body detox such as the one you are describing, it would be life threatening to do so. Whatever your mother thinks worked for her, is actually only partially true. Even if she was NPO before surgery, she would have been given an IV full of a saline solution to keep her hydrated before surgery. Talk to your doctor if this is still an issue. take care.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago