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Your diabetes questions answered by consultant physician Dr Michela Rossi.
Our expert - Dr Michela Rossi
Dr Michela Rossi joined the Whittington Hospital in 2002 and is the Lead Consultant Physician in Endocrinology. She trained at Newcastle University Medical school and, following her training in clinical medicine, spent a productive time in research at The Hammersmith Hospital.
Her specialities are endocrinology and type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults.
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Can insulin beta cells proliferate and is the autoimmune attack on these cells a constant process of proliferation and destruction? Recent articles have suggested that diabetics may still have a very low level of insulin producing cells - would proliferation of these remaining cells be a better therapeutic potential than stem cells?
I started lifting weights fairly recently (about five months ago). I have always been very active and have always thought any exercise will make my blood sugar go down. I have come to the realization that this is not the case with weight lifting. My blood sugar skyrockets! I start in the 100 range, lift heavy weights for about an hour, and end up 300, 400, sometimes 500. Is this something abnormal? I also can't do cardio in addition to lifting because it's hard to predict the outcome of my...
My daughter's basal rates during half of the day, afternoon to evening, are now at 0 insulin. She is still getting lows! We have given so much "free carbs", but because of dance--she is burning carbs and experiencing lows all the way through 2:30 AM! What other options aside from eating, eating, eating do we have?
I have been having high readings above 250 pretty consistently for about two weeks. I have been taking dibetes med, avoiding carbs, was sick with a "sinus infection" and taking augmentin but finished those a few days ago, yet having terrible readings. Also have recently had my bloodwork done for primary physician, including A1c,,with no change in medicine. Any info appreciated,thank you.
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