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Diabetes Mellitus

"Diabetes" redirects here. For other uses, see Diabetes (disambiguation). Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.[7] Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger.[2] If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.[2] Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death.[3] Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.[2] Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced.[8] There are three main types of diabetes mellitus:[2] Type 1 DM results from the pancreas's failure to produce enough insulin.[2] This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (IDDM) or "juvenile diabetes".[2] The cause is unknown.[2] Type 2 DM begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly.[2] As the disease progresses a lack of insulin m Continue reading >>

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  1. steve5728

    Doctor won't prescribe meds for a 6.3 A1c and 99 glucose fasting level.

    Hi everyone. I've had a consistent 6.3 A1C and 99 fasting count for about two years now. I'm 49. Both my parents are type 2 diabetics. One on insulin, the other on pills. My doctor does not want to prescribe any meds for me. I watch my carbs and diet. I can't get those numbers to drop below those levels. Should I switch doctors? Is that A1C count causing damage to my organs already?
    Thanks for your input!

  2. Chrysalis

    I'm not sure how to answer your question. Do you really want to take medication? Do you want to insist upon that? Or would you rather change your lifestyle to lower your A1c?

  3. steve5728

    Originally Posted by Chrysalis
    I'm not sure how to answer your question. Do you really want to take medication? Do you want to insist upon that? Or would you rather change your lifestyle to lower your A1c?
    I've changed my lifestyle.I just can't get those numbers down???

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