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Dr. Marina A. Strizhevsky, DO

Endocrinology-Diabetes

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Dr. Marina A. Strizhevsky, DO
  • Fair Lawn, NJ
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

When are insulin injections recommended for patients?

The insulin is usually started by the doctor in diabetes mellitus type 2 once diabetes can not be controlled only by oral diabetic medications or right away in diabetes mellitus READ MORE
The insulin is usually started by the doctor in diabetes mellitus type 2 once diabetes can not be controlled only by oral diabetic medications or right away in diabetes mellitus type 1.

Is Stevia okay for diabetics?

Brown sugar or any other natural sugar is not good for diabetic since it causes sudden rise in blood glucose and in the long run can cause damage to the small and large vessels READ MORE
Brown sugar or any other natural sugar is not good for diabetic since it causes sudden rise in blood glucose and in the long run can cause damage to the small and large vessels resulting in cardiovascular disease, kidney, eye and nerve damage.

My son is 8 years old. He is always thirsty. Could he be diabetic?

It would be a good idea to bring him to his pediatrician to be evaluated for diabetes or any other problems deemed necessary by his doctor

Are my insulin injections permanent?

This is a very personal question and should be discussed with your treating physician since he or she know your case best. If you ask me, have there been any patients with diabetes READ MORE
This is a very personal question and should be discussed with your treating physician since he or she know your case best. If you ask me, have there been any patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 who were able to come off insulin and remain controlled on oral medications, then the answer is yes.

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

If this A1c was achieved without medication, great Job! In this case it appears that diabetes has resolved but can come back with improper diet and weight gain.

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

Frequent hypoglycemia - below 60, can cause memory loss and also can cause hypoglycemia unawareness. For this reason it is very important to see your mother's doctor as soon as READ MORE
Frequent hypoglycemia - below 60, can cause memory loss and also can cause hypoglycemia unawareness. For this reason it is very important to see your mother's doctor as soon as possible to make appropriate adjustment to her medications.

Will eating fruits every day increase my sugar levels?

Fruits contain fructose that breaks down into glucose in the blood and increases blood sugar.

I am a diabetic since 8 years. Will me being diabetic affect my baby?

Your diabetes should not affect the fetus only if sugar are extremely well controlled.

Is vitamin D deficiency normal in diabetes patients?

Currently we do not have conclusive evidence that vitamin D deficiency linked to diabetes mellitus. Large number of people in USA have low vitamin D and many of them do not have READ MORE
Currently we do not have conclusive evidence that vitamin D deficiency linked to diabetes mellitus. Large number of people in USA have low vitamin D and many of them do not have diabetes. Currently there are multiple ongoing studies trying to determine if vitamin D deficiency predisposes to type 1 diabetes mellitus but we do not have a definitive answer yet.
Dr Marina Strizhevsky

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

Type 1 diabetes is when a person is not producing insulin (insulin deficient from the beginning). Type 2 diabetes is when a person is insulin resistant, but has a lot of Insulin, READ MORE
Type 1 diabetes is when a person is not producing insulin (insulin deficient from the beginning). Type 2 diabetes is when a person is insulin resistant, but has a lot of Insulin, but it doesn’t work well because of the insulin resistance. Over time, some type 2 diabetics make less and less insulin. They are still considered type 2 because they are always insulin resistant.

Dr. Marina Strizhevsky

glycemic index in foods

Yes. You should learn which foods have high glycemic index and try to avoid them.

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

An injury could become infected or have delayed healing if your diabetes is not controlled. This happens due to impaired immunity in diabetes, especially if it’s uncontrolled. READ MORE
An injury could become infected or have delayed healing if your diabetes is not controlled. This happens due to impaired immunity in diabetes, especially if it’s uncontrolled. However, if your diabetes is under control, an injury like bruise should not become a problem and should heal without problems.

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

If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes caused by overweight or obesity, then losing weight through diet and exercise can normalize your sugar.

Can I keep my child from developing Type 1 diabetes?

Unfortunately, we do not have any preventive intervention to type 1 diabetes yet.