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If you have diabetes, how many people in your family have it too?

A: almost everyone in my family has it including cousins aunts uncles grandparets greatgrandparents and no they were not fat...lots have died right after they where put on insulin? not sure why...some of us started with low sugars then went into high sugars... Nobody in my family does! But of course my parents came over, after WW2, from the part of Ukraine that Poland took over after WW1. Doctors weren''t a part of a day in town so maybe one of them died from diabetees complications and they just buried them! http://www.total-knowledge.com/~willyblues/ About a quarter of them but most of us have it under control with medication, diet and exercise.. 2, my paternal grandfather had it, and my maternal grandmother. They were both type 2 though. I am type 1. Go figure! both my grandmothers had


Question to members with diabetes. how many insulin pump users are there in your country?

A: Very few in Liverpool, primarily due to lack of funding. Those that are accepted have to be put forward by 2 Consultants and have some exceptional reason for needing a pump. The last patient we had started on a pump was pregnant and finding it impossible to control her blood sugars any other way. In the US there are approximately 200,000 insulin pump users with around 10,000 being type 2 diabetics. If you consider that there''s a estimated 20.8 million diabetics and up to 10% are type 1, that means .091+% of type 1''s use an insulin pump. I don''t know how many type 2''s are insulin dependent, but I''m sure more than 10,000 would benefit from using an insulin pump. There are several problems. One is cost. With the pump itself being $6000...


how many people in the USA have diabetes?

A: I don''t know the exact number but I''m sure it is a very high percent of the population.I am a diabetic and have been for many years. I am always looking for people like me to talk about the problems associated with diabetes. i vote for doclester''s answer because almost all my patients are diabetic!!! it would be a miracle if one wasnt one! Alot of people! Because most american citizens either eat too much or eat to little that and eating alot of sugar causes diabetes 18 million Its not only from eating sugar or not eating it, diabetes comes as a very serious sickness, from stress also, disappointment and other emotional crisis! Sugar is...


Re: diabetes- how many carbs are too many?

A: Eat whole grain bread and cereal. Whole grains turn into sugar slowly giving the body more time to deal with it. For males, generally they should have 45-60 Grams of carbs at each meal and 15-30 grams of carbs with each snack. They should eat 3 meals a day and 2-3 snacks a day. go to the library and check out a book called "Atkins diabetes Revolution" and also one called "diabetes - The First Year". Then go get reference from the doc to registered dietitian and to Certified diabetes Educator. Take the classes offered. Most insurance pays for all 3 of the above. Now as to how many carbs? that is a uniquely individual problem. I recommend portion...


how many people realise the dangers of MSG in our foods ?

A: I don''t care about it My wife said it causes her bad cramps during that bloody week. I have known of the dangers for a long time, so that means the companies putting it into our food have known even longer. Shame on them and what they do for money. I personally do not buy foods with MSG. Whew, baby, I do. When I eat it I get awful headaches, an all-over crampy feeling, ringing in my ears and feel disoriented. The worst is the cramps in my upper belly area -- bad -- like I''ve done 7.2 gazillion sit-ups. The first time I got it, when I was a young teenager, I honestly thought I was dying. Since then I''ve avoided it like the plague. The doctor said it wasn''t actually an allergic reaction -- it''s something called "Chinese Kitchen Syndrome". A lot of


how many people belive in healing the body with food and supplements instead of prescription drugs and surgery

A: It depends on what the disease/condition is. 99% of the time, if there is a prescription medication or surgical procedure for something, it''s because it can''t be controlled or fixed with diet, vitamins or exercise. If you are borderline diabetic, then diet and exercise will help a lot....but if your blood sugar is 200 and you are obese, then obviously the window for diet and exercise helping you has closed and you need medical treatment. I believe that lack of supplements and the wrong foods are what cause illness in the first place. I don''t believe in ''covering up'' an illness or pain with drugs-- I''d rather fix the problem from where it had stemmed. Best of luck in your studies, hope you change the world for the better. . Actually any health care worker can tell you that proper...


how many people have type 2 diabetes? What are the root causes of the increased number of diabetes cases?

A: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in the year 2000 171,000,000 and it is expected to rise exponentially and reaches 366,000,000 in the year 2030. diabetes risk factors are high, if you have family history of diabetes, obese, low physical activity and bad food habits. Common diabetes causes are obesity and over weight, hereditary or family history, stress, hypertension and age. http://healthy-ojas.com/diabetes/diabetes-risk-factors.html http://healthy-ojas.com/diabetes/diabetes-causes.html...


how many people die from diabetes each year in the U.S.? Is it common to die of diabetes?

A: diabetes kills 4,000,000 people every year around the globe and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2006 diabetes was attributed to approximately 72,500 deaths in the US and was listed as the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates. More importantly, diabetes (whether type 1 or 2) precipitates multi-system complications including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy. The associated comorbidities of diabetes increase all told mortality of the disease. American diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org I will answer your...


how many people here feel adamant about getting a flu shot?

A: I''ve never had a flu shot. I''ve never gotten the flu, either. As a healthy young adult I don''t think it''s terribly important that I get a flu shot. And I don''t really like shots. Flu shots are important for people at high risk. Basically elderly people or people with compromised immune systems, who have a significant chance of actually being exposed to the flu virus. Apart from that it''s just a question of if you''d rather have the shot, or risk getting the flu. Personally I''d rather take my chances with the flu, especially since the shot only protects against one or two strains that epidemiologists predict are going to be prevelent this season. Besides, the more people who get a...


how many people here have had thrush before their period?

A: you should be checked by a physician for diabetes. Never in my life. i get vaginal discharge but not thrush? no no wats thrush?? I haven''t, but what happens to you is very normal and very common. Here''s the facts: Yeast infections may be more common around the time of a menstrual period. In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen deposits glycogen (a form of sugar) in the cells that are found in the lining of the vagina. The release of progesterone causes the cells to shed into the vagina, so the sugar becomes available for yeast to feed on, multiply and grow. Estrogen and sugar production peak at the midpoint between periods, and then progesterone begins to build and sugar is released. Yeast infection symptoms can follow the hormonal pattern of this cycle. Usually,...

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