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Causes of Diabetes

April 5, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high or low levels of sugar or glucose in the blood primarily due to absence or insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood glucose. The term diabetes mellitus was derived from an ancient Greek word diabainein which literarily means “siphon”. The term mellitus was added by Thomas Willis in 1675, to refer to the sweet urine of the patients as mel in latin means honey.

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Skin Disorders and Diabetes

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

People with diabetes should be aware of the potentially serious skin problems related to the disease, which can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment. Diabetic skin disorders are primarily rooted to poor blood circulation and the inability of the skin to receive proper nutrition to fight off diseases and bacteria, to which it is most vulnerable because of its constant exposure to them.

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Eye Red Streak and Diabetes

February 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Unmanaged diabetes can make patient susceptible to diabetic complications such as Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic eye disease in which blood vessels in the retina swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In some cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. This often accounts for the symptom, in which a patient sees red streak in his vision.

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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Diabetes Skin Crawling

January 30, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Skin Crawling is a sensation or feeling as if bugs are crawling under one’s skin. This sensation is medically termed as paresthesia, which is often accompanied by a prickling or burning feeling. This sensation frequently happens up in the arms, legs, hands and feet, but it can generally occur anywhere in the body. The skin sensation is similar to the feeling of having pins and needles pinching one’s muscles after a sustained pressure on a nerve such as when one’s body is fixed in a single position.

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Health Benefits of Guyabano

January 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Guyabano or soursop a is a native edible fruit in the Philippines which is popular for its unique enjoyable flavor which has the sweetness of strawberry and sourness of a pineapple. Aside from enjoying the food however, Guyabano is a healthy fruit because it is rich with different vitamins and minerals. For one, it is rich in vitamin C and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. It also has Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Carbohydrates and Fiber.

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Bubbly Urine and Diabetes

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Bubbles in urine can be a symptom of diabetes because diabetes can cause bubbles in urine due to high level of blood sugar. The bubbles can be an indication of renal damages. Medically called proteinuria and characterized by bubbles that does not disappear after long time, these bubbles results from the damage of the filtration functions of the kidney because of high blood sugar level. Because of this, there is presence of an excess of serum proteins in the urine, which causes the foamy bubbles. The presence of too much protein in urine is also called albuminuria.

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What is Pedia Endocrinology?

July 3, 2014 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Pedia Endocrinology or Pediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty and study that focuses on the changes of physical growth and sexual development among children including infants with endocrine problems such as diabetes. While Pedia Endocrinology is a generalize subspecialty which included growth hormone treatment, it most specializes on type 1 diabetes among infants and children.

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Aphrodisiacs for Diabetics

November 22, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An aphrodisiac is a substance usually food that increases sexual desire and sometimes also enhances sexual pleasure. Diabetic patients both men and women are prone to suffer sexual dysfunction because sexual stimulation entails the need for properly functioning blood vessels and nerves. This is precisely, why some diabetic men, while having the desire for sex fails to have an erection. The only way to manage an erectile dysfunction for diabetic men is through the use of oral medication.

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Does Squid Cause Hypertension?

October 30, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Squid does not cause hypertension. However, squid is one of the foods described to have high calories, and should be eaten in moderation.

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