Deepti Rawal, MD
Location and Office HoursCT Multispecialty Group Endocrinology
Hartford, CT 06106
- monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Oxford Health Plans/United Healthcare
- TRICARE North/HealthNet Federal Services
- United Healthcare
- Hartford Hospital
Why do I need to monitor my carbohydrate intake if I have diabetes?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareFood is made up of three main nutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrate. Of these, carbs have the biggest effect on your blood glucose. For this reason, you need to match your insulin intake to your carbohydrate intake ("cover" your carbs). You can do this by carefully measuring your insulin doses and counting carbs in your meals and snacks.
How often should I see my dentist if I smoke or have diabetes?
American Dental Association answered
If you have diabetes, you are at a greater risk of developing some oral health problems than are people who do not have diabetes. Diabetes increases your risk of developing gum disease and also lowers resistance to infection, making some people more prone to developing oral infections. Controlling blood sugar levels can reduce the risk of these effects.
Good oral care at home and regular visits to your dentist provide a solid foundation for maintaining a healthy smile. Talk with your dentist about your current health status and any oral health concerns you may have. Together you can develop a personalized oral health plan.
What does it mean if I have a cortisol deficiency?
ACTH deficiency means that the hormone is not stimulating the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, necessary in the regulation of blood pressure and cardiovascular function as well as regulation of the body's use of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Adrenal insufficiency affects blood pressure, bone density, kidney function, and metabolism. The patient may suffer fatigue, stomach pain and weight loss, nausea and vomiting, especially in the morning, low blood pressure, dizziness and even loss of consciousness. Cortisol is necessary for life.
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