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How To Treat Diabetes When You Are Hiv Positive

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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...levels (also called hyperglycemia). There are several types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes The pancreas no longer makes any insulin You must take insulin every day to survive Usually begins in childhood or adolescence Type 2 Diabetes Your pancreas makes some insulin (but usually not enough), and the body doesn't respond to the insulin normally Some people with type 2 diabetes are able to control it with diet and exercise, many...
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Diabetes and HIV

I was just recently diagnosed with HIV. I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for 3years. I am on 500 mg of Metformin 2xday, 60 mg of Glipizide 1xday and I am taking a blood pressure med 20 mg 1x day "Lisprol". I go in 2 weeks to see a specialist to have my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...There is no drug interaction between your diabetes medicine and meds that may be used to treat HIV. The blood pressure medicine is probably lisinopril, which is also safe with Read more »

Diabetes, liver fuction and growth hormoe.

I recently became diabetic - about 2 years ago. At the same time and before I had developed NASH. My current diabetes dr. had suggested that I use Serostom to combat my fatty liver, thereby improve its efficency and make my diabetes more managable....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen nothing about using Serostim (human growth hormone) for fatty liver disease in diabetics with HIV on treatment (this is a forum focusing on side effects of antiretroviral therapy). Serostim has been under study for use in... Read more »

AIDS AND DIABETIC 2

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1998. I began pill coctail therapy immediately but recently my doctor changed my medication to Aptrila -- a one pill a day therapy -- so far it's a godsend. However, recent lab tests show abnormal liver results yet...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...are. It is possible that Atripla could cause an elevation in liver tests. I am don't think that Actos can affect ED. However, diabetes can. I think you need to consult with a urologist. Read more »

Can HIV cause Diabetes?

Yes, Say someone is HIV positive and does not know it, then gets sick with Diabetes. Can being HIV positive by itself without use of HIV medications cause a person to develope Diabetes..? It seems that people who are HIV positive have to take...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Please see the last posted question for a response to this.AF Read more »
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Two Medical Groups Release New System for Treating Diabetes

...released a new system in the second half of 2009 to assist doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat diabetes. The system, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Algorithm for Glycemic Control , is based on the most recent clinical data from a few... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

...mellitus (sugar diabetes), a condition characterized by persistent hyperglycemia (see " Progression of Insulin Resistance to Type 2 Diabetes " below). There are two primary forms of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. (Diabetes insipidus is an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

...Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi S, Laakso M, Louheranta A, Rastas M, Salminen V, Uusitupa M; Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study Group. Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus by changes in lifestyle among subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. N Engl J... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protease Inhibitor Use and the Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in a Large Cohort of HIV-Infected Women

...Newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM), exacerbations of preexisting DM, hyperlipidemia, and fat redistribution syndromes have been described among protease Read more »
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Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »

Falling for someone HIV positive...

Posted by Pan, 4 Replies
...Hi, This is my first time posting here. Well, I am 30-years-old and HIV negative. I always practice safer sex, with a low number of partners, and get tested regularly. Remaining negative is a really Read more »

Question for AIDS dissidents

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I work in the Mental Health profession, and have been part of the treatment team for some HIV patients who are suffering from mental illness and depression. I have seen a variety of patients...ranging Read more »