Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by elevated levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a chemical produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both. Approximately 2.7 million or 11.4% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. However, […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, is a chronic illness this means that it has no cure and the symptoms persist over a long period of time. This illness is a result of an imbalance of hormones, insulin, produced in the pancreas. Insulin plays an important role in how the body uses food. Insulin enables the cells […]

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The Five Year Gap between Diagnosis of Diabetes and Complications

The news of being pre-diabetic was certainly not the best of news I received. I knew that being overweight and having a family history of heart disease was not going to help either. Ever since I have known of being pre-diabetic I have maintained a strict diet and am trying to achieve a 45lbs weight […]

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Cholesterol-busting statins may help diabetics too: study

Cholesterol-lowering statin-based drugs may have the extra benefit of helping prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes, which mainly affects adults. At least 65 per cent of people with diabetes die […]

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How and why does carbohydrate consumption affect mood and memory

It is commonly believed that ingestion of carbohydrate greatly affects an individual’s mood and cognition. One early theory proposed by Fernstrom and Wurtman (1971) suggested that the consumption of carbohydrate alters the balance of amino acids in the blood, which in turn causes an increase in serotonin, which is known to influence and modulate mood. […]

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Diabetic Foot Care

My client is a 48 year old male who came in with a right lower extremist limb threatening ischemia. He had his 2-5 digits on his foot amputated due to a toe ulcer. He has small vessel disease and uncontrolled diabetes. Small vessel disease is a condition in which the small arteries in the heart […]

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Diabetes in UK

Over than 2 million people in the UK have the condition, and shockingly up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do. I am going to write about the two main types of diabetes: Type I and Type II. I will research the main causes of these types, the symptoms, how […]

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Obesity and Diabetes

“As obesity increases we are seeing more and more young people, some as young as seven, being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, previously only seen in those over 40. It won’t be long before we start seeing our children growing up and losing limbs and becoming blind as they develop the serious complications of having […]

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Diabetes – types, symptoms, prevention

Diabetes is a disease that a person possesses when he has high blood pressure. Diabetes is most common in adults; but can teenagers can also carry it. Diabetes is not a deadly disease but has to be controlled by a proper medication, nutrition and exercise. There are many associations (Canadian Diabetes Association) that provide medication […]

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Chronic Disease Risk Assessment

Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which they are high levels of sugar in the blood. The body does not produce enough insulin and a person with diabetes has high blood sugar. Type one diabetes requires a person to Inject Insulin. Some symptoms of diabetes are blurred vlslon excess thirst fatigue frequent urination. There are […]

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