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Unusual Early Signs You May Have Diabetes

Unusual Early Signs You May Have Diabetes

Diabetes can be a very worrying condition to have. What makes it even concerning is that most people will not notice that they have it. Here are some of the more unusual early signs that may be brought about by diabetes. Blurred vision Diabetes can cause your vision to become blurred. This is a result of high blood sugar levels that can cause the fluid levels in the body to change. This can affect the eyes and can
Warning Signs Of Diabetes

Warning Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a very tricky condition that can be overlooked by certain people. But the condition does offer warning signs that will indicate that you are diabetic. While diabetes has no known cure yet, early detection can make it easier to for people to effectively manage the disease. Here are some of the warning signs that will tell you that you might have diabetes. Wounds heal slowly Diabetes can cause wounds to h
Early Signs Of Developing Diabetes

Early Signs Of Developing Diabetes

Diabetes is considered as a metabolic disease that is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels. There are two types of diabetes that can affect people. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin to process the glucose in the blood stream. Type 2 diabetes is a result of the failure of cells in the body to respond to insulin, which is also referred to as insulin re
Diabetes Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

Diabetes Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

Diabetes is a disease that can affect a person’s standard of living. But it is also a disease that can be treatable with sound blood sugar management through diet and exercise as well as use of certain diabetes drugs. The problem is that sometimes people may not be aware that they have diabetes until it is too late. Here are some of the common diabetes symptoms that people should know. Urge To Urinate People
Eye Exams Can Provide Early Warnings of Diabetes

Eye Exams Can Provide Early Warnings of Diabetes

Do you know that diabetes can be detected even before the disease could completely take over your body?  Ophthalmologists claim that a simple eye examination can detect early signs of diabetes. The ophthalmologist examines your retina-the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye-and check for signs of bleeding outside of the blood vessels inside your eye, a sign of diabetic retinopathy.  If left untr
Common Diabetes Myths - Part 1

Common Diabetes Myths – Part 1

The reality is that diabetes is something serious. It can be hard on the families because they are called to cope with an array of adjustments that will mostly be permanent for the rest of their lives. It will only be appropriate for the diabetic or people who might get the disease to know and discover the facts behind the disease. There are different things that ever person should know regarding the disease and h
Common Diabetes Myths - Part 2

Common Diabetes Myths – Part 2

The first part of the diabetes myths tackled the some of the common preconceived notions about diabetes and how it affects children. This article is a continuation of the dispelling of the different myths that people might have of the dreaded disease. Whatever myths that you are holding onto regarding diabetes, read on first. You might learn a thing or two about what the disease is really about. Myth 1: If diabetic
Do You Have Undiagnosed Hypoglycemia?

Do You Have Undiagnosed Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood glucose drops too low-usually less than 4 mmol/L. This is caused by:  Not eating enough food Missing or delaying a meal Exercising without taking the necessary precautions Taking too much insulin Drinking alcohol  Low blood glucose can happen quickly, so it is important to take care of it right away.   The warning signs of low blood glucose – You may fe
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease results when the body’s system for fighting infection (the immune system) turns against a part of the body. In diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. A person who has type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to
Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. This form of diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and ethnicity. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being diagnosed i