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Forum Name: Pancreatic Cancer

Question: Weight loss

 Lura27 - Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:06 pm

My father is in his 60's and was about 215 -230... and in four months lost 50 lbs....he has high blood pressure and is a dibetic he is taking advantia
or avantia.Is that normal or even heathy? thank you.

 Najah - Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:16 am

There are many causes of weight loss in diabeteswhich should be fully investigated, the most important of these is bad control of blood sugar and this can be checked by measurement of blood sugar and Hb A1c and glycosilated Hb and if these are high consult you doctor and he may increase the dose of the drug or shift to insulin.The following investigations are also needed ;renal function tests,tests for malabsorption syndrome ,and,u/s of the abdomen , Echocardiogram and chest x-ray


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