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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

How does diabetes affect men and women differently?

A:

There are many similarities in the effects that diabetes has on both genders, however one key difference between men and women with diabetes is in their testosterone. While diabetic women who gain weight tend to have increased testosterone, diabetic men who gain weight have the opposite happen and their testosterone levels decline. The testosterone changes can have negative effects for both genders, and it is important to follow the diabetes management plan from your physician and/or specialist.

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Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What health measurements will my doctor check regularly to make sure my diabetes is under control?

A:

Your doctor will be checking your blood sugar regularly to make sure that the diet and exercise patterns you are following, as well as any medication you are taking, is helping control your diabetes. Other health measurements that will be followed include blood pressure, cholesterol and kidney function. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your individual needs for diabetes follow-up.

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Planning the Management of Your Diabetes

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What are the prescription medications used for treating acne?

A:

Common medications your doctor might prescribe to help treat your acne include retinoid creams to prevent blackheads and whiteheads. There are also antibiotics that are commonly used to try and control the pimples. Your doctor can help explain what prescription options are available for you.

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