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Patient Education: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Insulin Treatment (beyond The Basics)

TYPE 2 DIABETES OVERVIEW Type 2 diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas (an organ in the abdomen) produces insufficient amounts of the hormone insulin and/or the body's tissues become resistant to normal or even high levels of insulin. This causes high blood glucose (sugar) levels, which can lead to a number of complications if untreated. People with type 2 diabetes require regular monitoring and ongoing treatment to maintain normal or near-normal blood sugar levels. Treatment includes lifestyle adjustments, self-care measures, and medications, which can minimize the risk of diabetes-related and cardiovascular complications (eg, heart attacks and strokes). Learning to manage diabetes is a process that continues over a lifetime. The diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming at the beginning; however, most people are able to lead normal lives, and many patients become experts in their own care. This topic review discusses the role of insulin in blood sugar control for patients with type 2 diabetes. Separate topic reviews about other aspects of type 2 diabetes are also available. (See "Patient education: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education Continue reading >>

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  1. maxmuscle

    Were Pregnant!!..but what is a normal reading for blood sugar?

    Let me start from the beginning...
    My girlfriend is not diabetic, but has her whole life had an irregular cycle.(sometimes 2.5 months apart), she was told she could not get pregnant without fertility drugs. So she went to another Dr. and she told her that her insulin was high. Huh? (I dont understand that and i have been on insulin for 24 years) ,so she put her on glucophage which she said it would regulate her cycle. It did and after the 1st time, I got her pregnant. My questions are what is a normal bloodsuger range for a nondiabetic woman and what is it when she is pregnant. We have tested it and found it vary from 80 to 122 so far, do you think she will have to take insulin?
    please help
    jason & Laura

  2. cheryl

    I know being diabetic they want your fasting under 100 on and 2 hrs after meals under 120 I would assume they wanted all to be like that diabetic or not that is all I know
    Cheryl

  3. notme

    Her insulin was high???? They put her on meds???? I am a bit lost with the whole concept. Her blood sugar sounds pretty normal. I think I would get a second opinion.

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