• I have a metabolic disease called type 2 diabetes?

    I'm freaking out
    I'm freaking out
    8 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Null Blood Type?

    I recently donated blood and received my blood donor card in the mail. The card says "Blood Type: Null" what does null mean?
    I recently donated blood and received my blood donor card in the mail. The card says "Blood Type: Null" what does null mean?
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it possible to fluctuate between high and low blood glucose?

    Best answer: For a normal, healthy person that doesn't have diabetes, there is some fluctuation in glucose levels, but that fluctuation is well within a normal range that should rarely cause any noticeable symptoms from a high or low. For a person without diabetes, their low point would rarely, if ever, go below 75 and... show more
    Best answer: For a normal, healthy person that doesn't have diabetes, there is some fluctuation in glucose levels, but that fluctuation is well within a normal range that should rarely cause any noticeable symptoms from a high or low. For a person without diabetes, their low point would rarely, if ever, go below 75 and their high point would never reach 200. (no matter what a non-diabetic person eats, their body should handle the food well enough and fast enough to never reach a reading over 200 even if they are testing their sugar within minutes after what they eat.)

    For a person with diabetes, their sugar levels can fluctuate greatly based on what they are eating and how well their medication controls their diabetes. For diabetics who use insulin, the insulin can cause severe lows if they have used too much insulin compared to the amount of food they are eating. On the other extreme, if they don't use enough insulin, they can also have a severe high. For a diabetic, it is the medication they use that causes the lows because without medication or the right amount of medication, they would always have high levels.

    Based on experiences within my family, I would conclude that type 1 diabetics have more issues with the severe highs and lows than what a type 2 diabetic has. But, that also depends on each person's ability to balance their medication with their food intake.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does it sound like I have diabetes or something else??

    Best answer: You don't have diabetes, you are just a mouth breather and it's dry. I'd suggest keeping a big glass of water by the bed to drink if you wake up during the night. And buy yourself a humidifier. It will make all the difference in the world.
    Best answer: You don't have diabetes, you are just a mouth breather and it's dry. I'd suggest keeping a big glass of water by the bed to drink if you wake up during the night. And buy yourself a humidifier. It will make all the difference in the world.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • 37 weeks pregnancy and blood sugar is getting higher?

    My blood sugar levels use to be lower but for some reason, they have been getting higher than usual. I have to test my blood sugar 2 hours after a meal and my doctors expect it to be under 120. But lately my blood sugar has been going up to 130 and sometimes when I haven’t even had a meal and I test myself just to... show more
    My blood sugar levels use to be lower but for some reason, they have been getting higher than usual. I have to test my blood sugar 2 hours after a meal and my doctors expect it to be under 120. But lately my blood sugar has been going up to 130 and sometimes when I haven’t even had a meal and I test myself just to see my blood sugar level, it’s at 140. My fasting is always under 90. But I’m scared of getting type 2 diabetes! How can I lower my blood sugar levels or important of all, reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I know if my blood sugar is too high or too low?

    Because right now I am experiencing a slight shivery and Shakey feeling and chills and a headache that feels like someone is grabbing my head is it from abnormal blood sugar levels or something else, or nothing at all?
    Because right now I am experiencing a slight shivery and Shakey feeling and chills and a headache that feels like someone is grabbing my head is it from abnormal blood sugar levels or something else, or nothing at all?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Im diabetic & a bit obese around 210 lbs. i want to have a gastric bypass surgery so that i can loose weight.?

    will my type 2 diabetes go away so that i can be a commercial/private pilot??
    will my type 2 diabetes go away so that i can be a commercial/private pilot??
    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • Does a sugar count of 105 mean you have Diabetes while Fasting?

    Best answer: borderline, not diabetes yet.. doctor would probably tell you to just watch your diet. Edit: always tired, no energy, can be symptoms of many things. Urinating more frequently is to be expected when you are thirsty, drinking more fluids. It would be stupid to give you a diagnosis without further tests and a... show more
    Best answer: borderline, not diabetes yet.. doctor would probably tell you to just watch your diet.

    Edit: always tired, no energy, can be symptoms of many things.
    Urinating more frequently is to be expected when you are thirsty, drinking more fluids.
    It would be stupid to give you a diagnosis without further tests and a history.

    I'm going to be stupid here for a moment, and give you a diagnosis of an acute case of mild depression,
    Then figure out the underlying cause.
    Let's start you on a healthy diet and exercise routine
    and hope you feel better soon.
    Then your doctor can do more blood tests
    Tests that would include kidney function, liver enzymes, and thyroid hormone levels.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • What happens when you don't do anything about diabetes?

    Best answer: He needs to see a doctor and get treated. Diabetes is a slow and silent killer. It is possible to reach the point of no return. Without proper treatment kidney failure is a real possibility. Also, with high and uncontrolled blood sugar the body has a hard time healing itself. A simple cut that once took a short... show more
    Best answer: He needs to see a doctor and get treated. Diabetes is a slow and silent killer. It is possible to reach the point of no return. Without proper treatment kidney failure is a real possibility. Also, with high and uncontrolled blood sugar the body has a hard time healing itself. A simple cut that once took a short time to heal can take much - much longer. The longer it's not healed the greater chance of getting a bacterial infection that can lead to far more serious problems. This isn't going to go away by itself. Try and get him to go to a doctor, but ultimately it's up to him. Good luck.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can an adult with a healthy BMI get diabetes?

    How likely is it? One of my (overweight) parents has type 2 diabetes. I'm a young woman with a BMI of 19.
    How likely is it? One of my (overweight) parents has type 2 diabetes. I'm a young woman with a BMI of 19.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which is worse to get? Aids or diabetes?

    Can you live longer with untreated diabetes than untreated aids? I'm lucky not to be born with aids. But if I inherited type 1 diabetes from my mom, will I live long? Now 24. When I was 9, I had days when my feet (used to for couple of years) had this bad sensation on bottom of my feet would feel like a hundred... show more
    Can you live longer with untreated diabetes than untreated aids? I'm lucky not to be born with aids. But if I inherited type 1 diabetes from my mom, will I live long? Now 24. When I was 9, I had days when my feet (used to for couple of years) had this bad sensation on bottom of my feet would feel like a hundred pins and needles so very bad, I had to sit down on the floor right away. 13+ years old, it never happened again.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What would cause a non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

    I’m not diabetic but I purchased a glucose monitor bc there are times throughout I feel very hungry and weak and I was curious if my blood sugar is low. So far today it has 101 an hour after eating. Roughly an hour after I felt very hungry, weak, and nauseous. My reading was 53. I feel this way about once a day... show more
    I’m not diabetic but I purchased a glucose monitor bc there are times throughout I feel very hungry and weak and I was curious if my blood sugar is low. So far today it has 101 an hour after eating. Roughly an hour after I felt very hungry, weak, and nauseous. My reading was 53. I feel this way about once a day and I ate constantly. My mom calls the human garbage machine. I’m also losing weight. I’ve also had a high of 150 an hour after eating I have no reason to believe I’m diabetic as it not genetic and I’m not overweight.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • People who feel I shouldn't afford cigarettes because, they don't smoke is like I don't have diabetes so why should they afford insulin?

    Best answer: I am a diabetic smoker, in fact I have been a heavy smoker for over 20 years and 8 weeks ago because I cant afford it I now smoke the vape and where I live I don't pay for my diabetic medication but whatever people think is their choice so just ignore them like I have done for past 20 years.
    Best answer: I am a diabetic smoker, in fact I have been a heavy smoker for over 20 years and 8 weeks ago because I cant afford it I now smoke the vape and where I live I don't pay for my diabetic medication but whatever people think is their choice so just ignore them like I have done for past 20 years.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My co workers think I have diabetes because I have to piss a lot?

    Best answer: Tell your coworkers to mind their own business.
    Best answer: Tell your coworkers to mind their own business.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is a blood sugar of 289 something to go to ER for?

    Best answer: Readings below 400 can usually be dealt with at home. Readings between 400 and 500 means you should at least call for medical advice and readings over 500 means you should take the person to the ER. (You can call for medical advice at any reading that makes you nervous, but actually going to the ER is usually not... show more
    Best answer: Readings below 400 can usually be dealt with at home. Readings between 400 and 500 means you should at least call for medical advice and readings over 500 means you should take the person to the ER. (You can call for medical advice at any reading that makes you nervous, but actually going to the ER is usually not required until readings are above 400 to 500)

    It is a good idea to monitor a high reading to make sure it is going down and not continuing to go up.

    If high readings keep happening, then an appointment with her regular doctor would be a good idea to see if medications should be adjusted.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago