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Dr. Joseph Gutman, MD

Endocrinology-Diabetes

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Can beetroots be harmful for a diabetic patient?

Not true. Just have to take into account the amount of carbohydrates that are ingested. That is all.
Good luck and happy new year.

Can type 2 diabetes ever be reversed?

Absolutely yes. Especially if he happens to be overweight and lived a sedentary life, and had poor eating habits. It will not happen over night and if he is mindful, and understands READ MORE
Absolutely yes. Especially if he happens to be overweight and lived a sedentary life, and had poor eating habits. It will not happen over night and if he is mindful, and understands the disease he should be able to be off most medications in about a year or so. Some of us recommend that he remains on a small dose of Metformin for a long time as it prevents the re-occurrence of the disease and has many other benefits.

With a family history of type 2 diabetes, is my daughter at a risk of juvenile diabetes?

She has the same risk for type I as the rest of the population

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

In simple terms, a person has type 1 Diabetes when they lack Insulin. They have Type 2 Diabetes when they are resistant to the action of insulin

My 8 year old son weighs 30 kg, and he is always thirsty. Is he diabetic?

It is impossible to tell without a fasting blood glucose to start. You can go to any drugstore and buy a finger stick glucose kit. It is inexpensive and the pharmacist should be READ MORE
It is impossible to tell without a fasting blood glucose to start. You can go to any drugstore and buy a finger stick glucose kit. It is inexpensive and the pharmacist should be able to show you how it works. If the blood glucose is below 90, your son does not have diabetes. Yet, It is time for him to be healthy. He is overweight and on time to be healthy. Help him.

What is the best way to stop bleeding in a diabetic patient?

First, they do not have a greater risk of bleeding. Second, you do not do anything different than with a person that does not have diabetes.

My sugar levels are high. What to do next?

I recommend that you see a primary care doctor as soon as possible

Can diabetes in men affect their fertility?

It rarely can. The key word is "rarely." There are many factors to this answer: Does he have Type 1 or type 2? Is he overweight or not? Does he have other endocrine deficiencies READ MORE
It rarely can. The key word is "rarely." There are many factors to this answer: Does he have Type 1 or type 2? Is he overweight or not? Does he have other endocrine deficiencies (hormone deficiencies), which are often associated with type 1? The good news is that many times, it can be "fixed."

Does Metformin ensure that I won't have diabetes because of my PCOD?

Nothing is 100%. Yet Metformin and diet and exercise may prevent you from developing diabetes type 2, YES.

Why are my blood sugar levels fluctuating so much?

Blood glucoses can fluctuate for many many reasons, what you eat, how much you move, whether you have a small or big intercurrent illness (A cold etc). Emotions have a particular READ MORE
Blood glucoses can fluctuate for many many reasons, what you eat, how much you move, whether you have a small or big intercurrent illness (A cold etc). Emotions have a particular big influence on your blood glucose. I suggest you make a dairy an write what you eat, what physical activity you have, how many hours of sleep you are getting, and how are your emotions (depressed, anxious, calm etc...) after a couple of weeks look at your diary and your glucose. You might find the factor or factors.

As I am a diabetic, what to do for my leg injury?

It should heal well. Your glucose should be maintained in good control.

What are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

Classically the symptoms have been called the three "Ps" Polydipsia: Excessive thirst Polyphagia: Excessive appetite Polyuria: Excessive urination. All while the patient loses READ MORE
Classically the symptoms have been called the three "Ps"
Polydipsia: Excessive thirst
Polyphagia: Excessive appetite
Polyuria: Excessive urination.
All while the patient loses weight.

Will my blood sugar levels reduce if I exercise and reduce weight?

Absolutely! Yet if you are on medications continue taking them, and as you become lighter and exercise you will be able to discontinue them.
Do it! YOU CAN!

I'm taking my medication regularly, howevery, HbA1C level continues to be at 8. Why?

It is not just about taking your medications and exercising. It is also about what you are eating. It is possible that your medications should be changed and/or increased. Seems READ MORE
It is not just about taking your medications and exercising. It is also about what you are eating. It is possible that your medications should be changed and/or increased. Seems like you would benefit a lot from seeking a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Why are my blood sugar levels so high in the morning?

There is a hormone that by nature is high in the mornings, and it is called CORTISOL. This hormone elevates the blood glucose. It is also referred to as "The Dawn Phenomenon."

Can I keep my child from developing Type 1 diabetes?

We are barely starting to understand the heredity of Type I diabetes. We know a few things: If the father has it, it is more likely to get it than if the mother has it. If there READ MORE
We are barely starting to understand the heredity of Type I diabetes. We know a few things: If the father has it, it is more likely to get it than if the mother has it. If there are autoimmune diseases in the family like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, it is slightly higher.
Can you prevent it? Pre-emptive immunotherapy is available and at this time not recommended in most children unless they have high levels of "anti-Islet-cell antibodies" in the blood. Eeven then it is not without side effects