Dr. Robert Rizza joined us to discuss diabetes.  As the population ages and obesity issues continue to increase; diabetes is becoming a more serious problem.  What is diabetes and what will happen if it is not managed?

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  1. russ
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Is lasik an option for diabetics who have had a vitrectomy in each eye.

  2. Susan
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Insulin pump or not for a kid age 13

  3. Joanne Haroldson
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I have been a type 2 diabetic since 1997. I started Lantus Solostar in 2009 after having triple heart bypass surgery. I had renal failure this past summer and am currently still on the renal diet. I’ve had a toe amputated and it was hard to heal because of poor circulation. 2 months ago my A1c was 5.7 and the diabetic people at St. Marys told me I don’t have to be on insulin anymore. I do not take anything for my diabetes now. How do I keep my numbers under control and what numbers are we looking at to be under control?

  4. Joanne Haroldson
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    How important is it to count carbs when you are a diabetic and need to lose about 30 lbs.? How many carbs should you have per meal? What about walking even though I have PAD (claudication & a toe amputated)?Thanks for the response and from my previous email about numbers and keeping it under control.

  5. Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Is type2 diabetes CURAGLE ?

    • Tracy
      Posted November 26, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

      Dr. Rizza responds “Yes if you lose weight and exercise. The same problem could come back of you regain the weight or in future years as you get older. But you could be free of diabetes for many years.”

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