What is the goal of diabetes mellitus treatment?

Julian Lane   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The general goals of the treatment of diabetes are to avoid acute decompensation, prevent or delay the appearance of late disease complications, decrease mortality, and maintain a good quality of life.

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Sydney Kennedy   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Regarding this, what are the aims of treating type 2 diabetes?

The primary aim of treating type 2 diabetes is to help control blood glucose levels, but another key aim is to help with weight loss or weight management.

Similarly, what is the first line treatment for diabetes? Metformin .

Rae Osman   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Then, what causes diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes.

Eduardo Tobin   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the most effective treatment for diabetes?

Insulin remains the mainstay of treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. Insulin is also important therapy for type 2 diabetes when blood glucose levels cannot be controlled by diet, weight loss, exercise, and oral medications.

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What are the current treatments for type 2 diabetes?

Examples of possible treatments for type 2 diabetes include:Metformin (Glucophage, Glumetza, others). Generally, metformin is the first medication prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Sulfonylureas. Meglitinides. Thiazolidinediones. DPP-4 inhibitors. GLP-1 receptor agonists. SGLT2 inhibitors. Insulin.

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Can Type 2 diabetes kill you?

Diabetes can lead to serious complications which can affect many different parts of your body. In the worst cases, diabetes can kill you. Each week diabetes causes thousands of complications like stroke, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and heart failure.

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What happens to a person with diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes can be effectively managed when caught early. However, when left untreated, it can lead to potential complications that include heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage. Normally after you eat or drink, your body will break down sugars from your food and use them for energy in your cells.

Peter Mcgregor   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Does stress cause diabetes?

Medical studies into stress and its attendant effects on glucose levels have shown that psychological or mental stress can elevate glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes and a majority of type 1 diabetics. However, glucose levels may drop in some people with type 1.

Lily Baxter   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between diabetes and diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is more commonly known simply as diabetes. It's when your pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to control the amount of glucose, or sugar, in your blood. Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that has nothing to do with the pancreas or blood sugar.

Elle Williams   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What are the six symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

Common symptoms include the following:Frequent urination. Excessive thirst. Unexplained weight loss. Extreme hunger. Sudden vision changes. Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet. Feeling very tired much of the time. Very dry skin.

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Jocelyn Fisher   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

How do you diagnose diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes is diagnosed with fasting sugar blood tests or with A1c blood tests, also known as glycated hemoglobin tests. A fasting blood sugar test is performed after you have had nothing to eat or drink for at least eight hours. Normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/l).

William Hobbs   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

Which type of diabetes is genetic?

Type 2 diabetes has several causes: genetics and lifestyle are the most important ones. A combination of these factors can cause insulin resistance, when your body doesn't use insulin as well as it should. Insulin resistance is the most common cause of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be hereditary.

Mandy Edwards   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Can diabetes mellitus be cured?

There is no cure for diabetes, but it can go into remission. People can manage it with medication and lifestyle changes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that develops when the body destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This means that people with type 1 diabetes do not make insulin.

Jade Samuel   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is the latest treatment for diabetes type 2?

20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new pill to lower blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The drug, Rybelsus (semaglutide) is the first pill in a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) approved for use in the United States.

Henry Payne   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

Can you live a normal life with type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. However, by adopting effective management strategies, there is a good chance that many people with type 2 diabetes can expect to live as long as a person without the condition.

Esmeralda Barclay   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Can I manage diabetes without medication?

Although there's no cure for type 2 diabetes, studies show it's possible for some people to reverse it. Through diet changes and weight loss, you may be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication.

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How do you fight type 2 diabetes?

How to Beat Type 2 Diabetes With Diet and Lifestyle ChangesImprove Your Diet to Help You Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally. Lose Weight Especially Belly Fat to Help Lower Glucose Levels. Exercise Regularly as Part of Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Plan. Control Sleep Apnea to Help Manage Blood Sugar Spikes and Dips.

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