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 I am a diabatics patient. Is there any good medicine alopathy, homeo, sidda, ayurvedic etc. to cure it.?
I am having diabatic since one year, I am 52 years old. I am taking Glycomate 250 mg tablet morning and night one. My blood sugar at fasting is around 120. Two hours after food is 235. I am taking ...


 what is the pros and cons of taking insulin shot verses the insulin pump?
my child is 8-years old is a type 1 diabetic . She has been one since september 27 2006 and the dr thinks she might be ready for the pump but i would like more info on it please tell me any good and ...


 what are some ways that you can decrease epinephrine levels?
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 How does the osmolarity of the blood affect the cellular level?
What things contribute to bloods osmolarity?
How is osmolarity regulated by the body?...


 could any 1 help me i need a hotel in france that caters for diabetics?
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 what effect do lucozade glucose tablets have?
especially if you have the whole packet at once.
and don't particularly need them....


 how many point till level up if i have 165?
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 I need a good sugar free dessert?
best one will get 10 ...


 i HAVE GOTTEN MY BLOOD TESTED WITH A1C TEST. mY RESULT WAS 6.4 WHAT DOES THE NUMBER MEAN?
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 Does high blood sugar levels affect the amount of oxigen in human cells?
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 is it possible to get rid of type 2 diabetes?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RID YOURSELF FROM TYPE 2 DIABETES THROUGH DIET EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS????...


 very worried unexplained weightloss?
i have lost 14 lbs in 3 weeks and i always have this sense of fullness and nauseau went to th edr and they took 4 tubes of blood and i am scared i have cancer when you have unexplained weight loss ...


 Jet injectors for insulin?
My son is 5 years old,type 1 and hates the needles. I'm thinking of trying the jet injector for him.
I was just wondering if anyone has tried this and what their experience was?...


 can we consume vitamin E life long?
does this harm us any way?...


 Stem Cells.... the cons?
i have to find ways on how Stem Cell research is bad and i can't really find bad reasons because i am all for it. will anyone help me find the cons to it?...


 I want a BA opperation but I have type diabetis.What are my risk??
I have type 1 diabetis and I am schedule to have a BA done in a month and I am scared out of my witts..I have been a diabetic for 11 years and I am 30 now. What are my risk and is their anything that ...


 Can you recommend any Herbal/natural teas/supplements for PREVENTING type 2 diabetes?
I would like to know of any HERBAL OR NATURAL teas or supplements that can PREVENT the onset of diabetes TYPE 2....


 Diabetic diet?
I was on a diabetic diet last year while I was pregnant. I am wanting to go back on it and I can't remember if they considered milk as a carb or protien? Any ideas?...


 Are oranges ok to eat if you are pre-diabetic?
I have heard that oranges have a lot of sugar in them. Is it still ok for me to eat them even though I am pre-diabetic?...


 diabetes & alcohol?
here's my question; in december i had a bloodtest, and i found out that i had an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), and very low iron (those two things usually go together). my random ...



Sabina B
What happens if a diabetic doesn't receive insulin?
please explain it in scientific term...i need the answer asap
                      









blazegirl
When a diabetic does not receive insulin as needed then that person can go into a coma. There is the possibility of death.


kissfan1979
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their blood sugar can go sky high and cause them to have vision problems, nerve damage, organs can shut down or they can go into a coma


Winter
I can't really give a scientific answer per se. My father has diabetes. He refused to keep up with his insulin over the course of an entire year. At this very moment he is blind. Diabetes if not taken care of can lead to blindness. Do not fail to take your insulin. Trust me. I hear so many, If only's. It is bad to lose one's sight.


jmensch17
One of insulin's functions is to increase glucose receptor expression on a cell surface. The receptor takes glucose up and in to the cell where it is used for energy production. In the abscence of insulin there is little to no receptors on the cell surface and no glucose gets in. The cell then resorts to running off other less efficient forms of energy production, ie ketosis. These secondary systems can't keep up with the cell's needs AND produce toxic byproducts, ie ketones. Without a proper energy source the cells start to die. The ketosis pushes the body's acid base systems out of balance leading to metabolic acidosis and eventually coma/death.

Type I diabetics don't make insulin. Without their injection their body has no insulin. They will die without it.

Type II diabetics make and use insulin very poorly. They have a reserve to hold on longer then Type I, but will eventually go the same way.


sesamenc
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not going to do your homework for you, however I will give you a link where you can look and read it for yourself.
http://www.fda.gov/diabetes/insulin.html

(sorry former teaching assistant and I am more than happy to give you a link to help you find your answer but won't give you the answer straight out)


blondy2061h
It a type 1 diabetic doesn't take insulin they gradually develop a state called diabetic ketoacidosis, or, DKA for short.

The insulin's job is to transport glucose from the blood into the cells that need energy. Without insulin, the glucose builds up in the blood and never makes it into the cells.

Therefore, the body needs to find alternative sources of energy. The first place it looks is fat and muscle. Your body starts breaking down fat and muscle tissue to use it for energy. A by-product of this process is ketones. Ketones are okay in small amounts, but in large amounts they dramatically lower your body's pH...resulting in acidosis. Since your body has a limited range of pH it can operate in, this process leads to death.

Mean while, all that glucose accumulates in the blood stream. Your glucose goes high because your body has no insulin to use the glucose, but also because glucagon is made continuously. All of this glucose goes through your microvascular network, killing off your retina, kidnies, and damaging your heart and circulation.

Moral of the story...insulin is good stuff.


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