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Dr. Nicola Abate, MD

Endocrinology-Diabetes

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My husband feels extremely tired and drained out. How can I help him?

Diabetes associates with tiredness if uncontrolled. A good glycemic control should help improve his energy level. If not, other potential causes should be evaluated and treated. READ MORE
Diabetes associates with tiredness if uncontrolled. A good glycemic control should help improve his energy level. If not, other potential causes should be evaluated and treated.

How can I lose weight if I havediabetes?

There are few medications approved for diabetes which have favorable effects on appetite and caloric balance. Their use, if indicated may help lose weight if you follow a proper READ MORE
There are few medications approved for diabetes which have favorable effects on appetite and caloric balance. Their use, if indicated may help lose weight if you follow a proper diet.

Can type 2 diabetes ever be reversed?

Type 2 diabetes can go in remission if a proper lifestyle modification is followed early on in the progression of the disease.

If I have diabetes during pregnancy, what are the chances of my child getting it too?

The risk for acquiring diabetes is higher in people whose parents have diabetes so you child is at risk of acquiring diabetes regardless of how you manage your condition. However, READ MORE
The risk for acquiring diabetes is higher in people whose parents have diabetes so you child is at risk of acquiring diabetes regardless of how you manage your condition. However, managing your glycemic control will prevent pregnancy-related issues.

When are insulin injections recommended for patients?

Patients are put on insulin injections when their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to maintain glucose control. The high HbA1c is not the only criteria.

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is condition of resistance to the action of insulin. So, patients with type 1 diabetes need insulin READ MORE
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is condition of resistance to the action of insulin. So, patients with type 1 diabetes need insulin administration from the beginning of their disease whereas patients with type 2 diabetes can do well even without it (they may need insulin after years of disease progression).

My HbA1C reports have reduced from 7 to 4.2. Does it mean I'm no longer at risk for diabetes?

Diabetes can be in remission but there is no cure so you are at risk for diabetes even when your HbA1c has normalized.

My mother suffered from 3 episodes of hypoglycemia in a day. Will she be okay?

Hypoglycemia needs to be avoided. She should be seen by a physician and do therapy.

Why do I feel chills after taking my medication?

Difficult to answer your question without knowing which diabetes medication and your sugar control. Chills could be related to low sugars after taking insulin.

If my HBA1C is 5.2, am I prediabetic?

No. This is a normal level of HbA1c

Is watermelon good for patients with diabetes?

There is fructose, a sugar, in water melon. You can eat any type of fruit in moderation.

Do complex carbs help in reducing my insulin levels?

Complex carbs will also raise the sugar levels but you can eat in moderation.

I am gaining a lot of weight even when I exercise?

Weight gain with exercise is usually related to eating more calories. However, if your weight gain is due to increase in muscle mass, that is healthy. Metformin in not known to READ MORE
Weight gain with exercise is usually related to eating more calories. However, if your weight gain is due to increase in muscle mass, that is healthy. Metformin in not known to contribute to weight gain.

When is a person advised to go on insulin treatment?

If the HbA1c is not at goal with non-insulin treatment, diet and exercise, then it is probably necessary to start insulin,

Can diabetes cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is more common in diabetes. However, sex drive reduction may be a symptom related to decreased testosterone levels.

If I avoid medicines and concentrate on lifestyle, can I win over diabetes?

Life-style change has a major impact on glucose levels and some of the diabetes complications. However, medications are important to reduce overall risk of complications, particularly READ MORE
Life-style change has a major impact on glucose levels and some of the diabetes complications. However, medications are important to reduce overall risk of complications, particularly those related to cardiovascular disease.

Can diabetes be fatal??

It can cause serious complications, including shortening the life span if untreated. Treatment significantly takes care of reducing the risk for complications and death.

Can honey worsen my diabetes?

Modest use of honey as in your case is not likely to cause any problem with your diabetes.