4 Replies

  • Posted

    @alisonjane44, it depends entirely on the details, it can be as simple as diet, or as complex as insulin and other drugs. Take it seriously but don't worry too much, he's got LOTS of company!

    Also exercise - just getting out and walking a couple of miles a day is as powerful as any drug. If you can tell us his A1C and BG numbers, and any drugs they've prescribed, we can give you more detailed answers.

    Report Reply
  • Posted

    Any word that ends in -ose is sugar: sucrose, fructose, dexatrose, high fructose corn syrup, etc. Read the ingredients before assuming something is safe.

    Report Reply
  • Posted

    I keep hearing a myth that if till the advance age, one remains safe from this problem, he does not get diabetes at all. The exceptions can always be there.

    Your father may try controlling it by totally cutting out sugar and also whatever exercise (walking etc) possible for him. He may succeed. If not then of course medication becomes necessary. I wish him the best of luck.

    Report Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New Discussion Reply

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.