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Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle […]

Antiplatelets Reduce Stroke Risk in Diabetics

Diabetes Mellitus is just one of the myriad of diseases prone to formation of blood clots which makes a diabetic in rendezvous with events like heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases involving the legs and feet. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels lead to dysfunction of the lining of arteries and veins causing coagulation or blood […]

Macular Edema and Diabetes

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s […]

Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Related terms:bp-osa results 2012causal pathway […]

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetics are counseled to take care of their feet and see their eye doctor every year. Soon, they will need to take hearing tests on a regular basis, too. This is the recommendation of researchers of a new study that has shown that hearing loss is twice as common in adult diabetics as in non-diabetics. […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery beneficial for Obese Diabetic Teens

A recent study gives good news to extremely obese diabetic teens. According to the report, the operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass could result in significant weight loss leading to reduced cardiovascular disease in obese teens with diabetes. Related terms:gastric bypass surgery diabetesobesity surgeries beneficial

Male Infertility and Diabetes

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to […]

Infectious Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes

Aside from the severe increases in blood sugar, development of infections among people with diabetes is the most common cause of consultation in the emergency room. Patients with diabetes are particularly predisposed to infections. A study showed that people with diabetes are 200 times more likely to be hospitalized for infectious disease and are 90 […]

Joint Replacement Outcomes Differ in Diabetes Types

According to study findings presented during the meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, California, those with type 1 diabetes who undergo total hip or knee replacement fare worse than those with type 2 diabetes, who in turn fare worse than those without diabetes. Related terms:diabetes and hip replacementknee replacement for […]