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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the differences between insulin and pills for managing diabetes?

A:

Many people with diabetes require insulin to help control their blood sugars. For some people with Type II diabetes, there are pill options that may be appropriate if your doctor feels you can manage your condition without insulin. The medications for diabetes cause different effects than insulin - for example, insulin often makes you gain weight whereas the pills can cause weight loss.

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Is Insulin a Life Long Solution If You Are Diabetic?

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How does a neurologist help stroke patients?

A:

Neurologists are doctors who specialize in problems with the nervous system. When stroke patients arrive at the hospital ER, they may be involved in their care. During a hospital stay after a stroke, a neurologist will help drive the treatment and recovery of a patient, and also prepare them for discharge and follow-up care.

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Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Are all strokes the same?

A:

No, there are two main kinds of strokes. The most common form is caused when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked which causes lack of bloodflow to part of the brain and this brain tissue dies. The other type of stroke happens when blood leaks out of the blood vessel in the brain and goes into the brain tissue around it.

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The Symptoms of Stroke and The Need For Immediate Treatment