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Dr. Peter House

Dr. Peter House

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is a heart stress test?

A:

A heart stress test is a test of your heart function. These tests involve watching how your heart responds to increasing levels of exercise, by monitoring your heart rhythm using an EKG (electrocardiogram) machine. You will likely begin by walking on a treadmill, and the speed and incline will gradually increase to raise the intensity of the exercise. Alternatively, cardiac stress tests can be performed using special bicycles if there are mobility or balance concerns with using the treadmill.

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What is a Heart Stress Test?

Ms. Lori Berard

Ms. Lori Berard

RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator
Nurse
Winnipeg, MB
Q:

How do you treat hypoglycemia?

A:

If you are having an episode of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, it is important to take steps to raise your blood sugar right away to prevent more serious side effects. The basic treatment is to take 15 grams of carbohydrate right away. This carbohydrate (sugar) can be in the form of sugar pills, which some diabetics carry with them, hard candy or juice. You need to wait 15 minutes and then check your blood sugar.

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Definition of Hypoglycemia

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is Type II diabetes treated?

A:

Along with any medications/insulin your doctor prescribes for your Type II diabetes, it is important to work on improving any lifestyle patterns that may have lead to your diabetes. Talk to your doctor about steps you should be taking to address your weight, diet and activity level. You may wish to consult with a registered dietitian and/or exercise specialist to support your efforts.

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How Do You Treat Diabetes?