Diabetes Medicine?

Patient

Q: I was diagnosed 7 months ago with type 2 diabetes, by my VA Nurse Practitioner, I was not told any more as to what was going on or treatment. I had an appointment recently for another matter at which time she asked about my Sugar level, I had no way of knowing. Shoud I be concerned that I have no testing equiptment or any Medicine? Should I try to see an MD at the VA or outside of the system. I am 70 years old.

Doctor

A:   Hi
yes
high blood sugar or diabetes is a matter of concern as it may affect eyes, kidney, nervous, heart etc.
You need to check HbA1c to get an average of blood sugar of last 2-3 months and then see a physician to start medicine and meanwhile start doing exercise and diet control.
Even a brisk walking for half an hour is good
take care

Related Q&A

Q: My 68 year old father has been diagnosed with an unknown virus. Prior to this diagnosis, he was generally healthy, wi...

Q: Ive been so tired for months now! Out of the blie this morning I tested my fasting blood sugar level and it was 164. ...

Q: When my sugar is low I experience exaggerated movements. Why

Q: When my sugar is low I get exaggerated movements. This has happened 3 times now Why?

Q: Think have diabetes..dont have medical insurance nor a primary physician. Found a lab that will test for diabetes sho...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews