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  1. Is my low testosterone level the reason I have been diagnosed with type 2? (31 Dec 2013)
  2. I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. Both my parents and older brother have type 2. Is it hereditary? Is it curable? (4 Jun 2013)
  3. I have been unable to control my type 2 through diet and several drugs. I need to take a sulfonylurea. Given that I have VPC, which do you recommend? (4 Jun 2013)
  4. I have had diabetes for eight years. My blood sugars are normal when I eat right and exercise, elevated if I do not. Might I have mild beta cell dysfunction? How can I improve the dysfunction? (16 Jul 2012)
  5. My doctor switched me to Victoza but I have had nothing but elevated blood sugars since. Should I go back on insulin? (16 May 2012)
  6. Given that one action of insulin is to enhance energy stores, how will glucose be available on an increased or urgent need if energy stores are resisted? (31 Jul 2011)
  7. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 at a health fair. I had no risk factors. Since I was not syptomatic, can you explain why I have it? (31 Mar 2010)
  8. I have pre-diabetes. My fasting blood sugar is slowing rising, but I am not overweight and I exercise. Is there anything I can do to prevent a diagnosis of diabetes? (2 Feb 2010)
  9. I have type 2, am very distressed and discouraged. I am a burden to my parents. Here in India, I can't get married when I become of age. How can I manage my life with diabetes? (16 Nov 2009)
  10. When I forgot to take my Glucovance, I discovered my blood sugars were in range. Still dieting and exercising, do I really have type 2? (27 Jul 2009)
  11. According to a web site, my BMI is 43.1. I am thirsty, urinate a lot, have blurry vision, and some numbness in my arms. Might I have diabetes? (25 Jul 2009)
  12. Other than specific diabetes medications, are there any other medications that can raise or lower one's blood sugar? (20 Jul 2009)
  13. Why is my blood sugar still high and my weight loss continuing after just starting 25 units of NovoLog three times a day and oral medications? (2 Jul 2009)
  14. Recently, my hands were shaking and I was dizzy. I knew it was time to eat, but didn't have a meter to check my blood sugar. Are dizziness and stumbling symptoms of a low blood sugar? (18 Jun 2009)
  15. Can metformin's effect be attributed just to its acidic (lactic) effect causing vasodilation and more transcapillary movements of glucose and insulin? (3 Jun 2009)
  16. Can oral medications for diabetes and exogenous insulin cause some instability or impairment in endogenous insulin's production and secretion? (15 May 2009)
  17. My wife, who has type 2, is about six weeks pregnant. She has been having elevated blood sugars. Might they have already had an adverse effect on the baby? (14 May 2009)
  18. Do people with type 2 diabetes, especially those on insulin and those with insulin resistance, develop autonomic dysfunction (sympathetic) at any stage? (13 Apr 2009)
  19. My recent A1c was 6.6, the same as at diagnosis. The nurse has said the doctor is pleased, but I feel my efforts have been negligible. Should I get a second opinion? (27 Mar 2009)
  20. Is the oversecretion of cortisol common in type 2 diabetics who are insulin resistant? (1 Mar 2009)

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