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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

Does pre-diabetes always lead to diabetes?

A:

No, having pre-diabetes does not necessarily mean you will end up with full-blown diabetes. That being said, if you have risk factors that are causing pre-diabetes and you do nothing to treat these with your doctor's suggestions, you are likely to end up with a diabetes diagnosis. However, if you work hard to correct some of the risks factors causing your pre-diabetes (such as weight loss, and better diet and activity), it is possible to reverse the risk and correct your pre-diabetes.

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Pre-Diabetes Treatment

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

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

What should I ask my doctor at my diabetes visits?

A:

When you see your doctor for appointments to look at your diabetes, there are two important questions that you can ask him/her. The first is to ask how you are doing with your diabetes care, and what you could be doing to help prevent common health issues that can be caused from having diabetes. The other is to ask if any necessary tests are up to date and whether your medications need to be adjusted. You can be an active partner in helping manage your diabetes, alongside your physician.

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Planning the Management of Your Diabetes

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

What can I expect if I see a doctor for a wound or cut?

A:

A doctor will be able to assess your wound to see how deep it is, and decide whether or not you require stitches or 'glue' to close up the wound. Your wound will be cleaned out and any other tests (i.e., x-rays) may be ordered to determine the full extent of your injury. You may be given a tetanus shot if necessary.

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How to Treat a Wound