• Will frequent urination and drinking alone be enough to prevent the complications of diabetes?

    My doctor had diagnosed me with type-II diabetes after my blood results came back from the pathologist and I was just wondering if drinking too much water and frequent urination alone is sufficient enough to prevent the complications of type-II diabetes. My doctor also said my cholesterol level is high as well as... show more
    My doctor had diagnosed me with type-II diabetes after my blood results came back from the pathologist and I was just wondering if drinking too much water and frequent urination alone is sufficient enough to prevent the complications of type-II diabetes. My doctor also said my cholesterol level is high as well as something about my liver being high. Also, am I considered obese or overweight? I'm 133KG and 173 centimeters tall.
    5 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Are you in the mood to get drunk?

    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why does insulin have to be injected?

    Best answer: It can't be given by mouth as a pill, because as a peptide, it would be digested and destroyed in the GI tract, just like any other protein. The only other "painless" route I can think of would be to aerosolize it so it could be administered into the lungs by inhaler. I don't know if that's... show more
    Best answer: It can't be given by mouth as a pill, because as a peptide, it would be digested and destroyed in the GI tract, just like any other protein. The only other "painless" route I can think of would be to aerosolize it so it could be administered into the lungs by inhaler. I don't know if that's been tried, but the problem there is how do you get it from the alveoli (air sacs) into the blood--proteins do not readily diffuse across the endothelium separating the alveoli from capillaries, and there is no specific transport mechanism for it to get across. In fact, I imagine any insulin in the alveoli would likely get gobbled up by alveolar macrophages which are always hanging out in there, patrolling around looking for stuff to gobble.

    There is ongoing research on pancreatic islet transplantation, so that someone could be given functional insulin-secreting cells, and that has met with limited success--they don't have all the bugs ironed out yet, so for the moment it's not practical for routine therapeutic use in all patients.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3879523/

    So, at least for now, we're stuck with the needle.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Sugar level 158, do I have diabetes ?

    I took an at home sugar test after drinking soda and it came out to be 158. Does this mean I have diabetes? I ate pretty bad throughout the day.
    I took an at home sugar test after drinking soda and it came out to be 158. Does this mean I have diabetes? I ate pretty bad throughout the day.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • If fighting diabetes, what does bread have to be made of, brown rice flour?, what else?

    This guy says to avoid wheat, barley, rye, and oats... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm71w3Lz...
    This guy says to avoid wheat, barley, rye, and oats... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm71w3Lz...
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • What does it mean if I'm likely to get muscle cramps if I drink soft drinks?

    Best answer: Most people think the problem is either a potassium or a magnesium shortage. They never consider salt because of the negative connotations of salt. But it's the sodium in salt that controls muscle contractions. Doctors routinely advise their patients to avoid salt due to the misconception that salt causes high... show more
    Best answer: Most people think the problem is either a potassium or a magnesium shortage. They never consider salt because of the negative connotations of salt. But it's the sodium in salt that controls muscle contractions.

    Doctors routinely advise their patients to avoid salt due to the misconception that salt causes high blood pressure. The claim that people get too much salt from processed foods is also a misconception. Salt's importance in the body follows only that of oxygen and water.

    Adults lose around 2 quarts of water per day through various body function such as breathing, kidney function, perspiration and waste removal. This water doesn't get sufficiently replaced. Making things worse is that people substitute water with other beverages - like soft drinks. These water substitutes have a diuretic effect that increases the water shortage.

    And with every drop of water that leaves the body, so does salt.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible to reuse blood glucose strips if it's cleaned?

    I don't think it's sanitary but I read about a guy that cleaned used one's with peroxide and managed to get them to work. Is there an alternative to using test strips? Like another type of technology to check your blood glucose?
    I don't think it's sanitary but I read about a guy that cleaned used one's with peroxide and managed to get them to work. Is there an alternative to using test strips? Like another type of technology to check your blood glucose?
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Does eating cheese cause diabetes?

    Best answer: No. Cheese does not cause diabetes. Diabetes occurs as a result of poor lifestyle choices. Like eating foods high in sugar or processed with high sugar indexes like HFCS. This, along with poor exercise habits can set up the body for diabetes. Also there needs to be some genetic predisposition. You just dont... show more
    Best answer: No. Cheese does not cause diabetes. Diabetes occurs as a result of poor lifestyle choices. Like eating foods high in sugar or processed with high sugar indexes like HFCS. This, along with poor exercise habits can set up the body for diabetes. Also there needs to be some genetic predisposition. You just dont "get" diabetes. It develops over time
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it true that Obamacare forbids the mailing of blood test strips?

    My dad's pharmacy won't mail his test strips and they're blaming Obama.
    My dad's pharmacy won't mail his test strips and they're blaming Obama.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do I mention my type 1 diabetes in my CV?

    I'm 16, turning 17 in September, and was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after a DKA episode. Was released from hospital after three days and have been getting used to the insulin injections and blood tests... Before the diagnosis I was ready to write a CV and start looking for work experience. Of... show more
    I'm 16, turning 17 in September, and was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after a DKA episode. Was released from hospital after three days and have been getting used to the insulin injections and blood tests... Before the diagnosis I was ready to write a CV and start looking for work experience. Of course this news has set me back a bit, but I don't wanna be in the cradle for too long. Gotta get back on my feet since I'm starting college soon as well. I just wanted to know if I should put down my diabetes in the CV? If not, when should I mention it?? Thank you.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I dont have sugar for my tea what can i do?

    Im here on the couch reading somethings and i want tea but theres no sugar.
    Im here on the couch reading somethings and i want tea but theres no sugar.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago