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Leg Cramps related to Diabetes?

Question: “I often get leg cramps at night. What could be causing this? Is this related to my diabetes?” Answer: Leg cramps are usually sudden contractions or tightening of the calf muscles that last a few seconds to a few minutes. Sometimes these involve the foot and thigh and frequently occur when you’re falling asleep […]

Diabetes Delusional Behaviour

Delusions are beliefs that are untrue, unreasonable and sometimes bizarre. However, a deluded person is very convinced that his delusions are as real as what he actually perceives. Delusions in the medical sense refer to imagined or created visions or fantasy held by a person that suffers some sort of mental impairment. Related terms:diabetes hallucinations […]

Diabetics and Dementia

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things […]

Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual […]

Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 […]

Psychotropic medications linked to obesity

Data presented at the Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America show that psychotropic medications—specifically antidepressants and antipsychotics—are associated with higher rates of obesity. Related terms:childhood obesity and psychotropic drugscontentfattening psychotropic medsmedicationslinkedtoobesityobesity and psychotroic medsobesityallabout comrate of obesity in america linked to anti-depressentswhat is obesity all about?

Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 […]