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Diabetes Pain Management

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in […]

Caring for Elderly Diabetics

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo. In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. […]

Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly. The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diabetes For Hire!

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. Related terms:hire employee with diabetesdrug legislationmedical checkup for a job […]

Weight Loss Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes?

Obesity often occurs with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At least 8 out of 10 people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or frankly obese. In fact, the rising number of people with diabetes in the last 20-30 years has been attributed to the rising number of people who are overweight or obese. This is observed […]

Low Blood Sugars at Night?

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night? Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and […]

Vitamin Supplements for Diabetics?

What vitamin supplements are good for an elderly person with diabetes? Many vitamin preparations and supplements abound in the market and are readily available to unwitting consumers. In fact, some manufacturers of these products have even become very aggressive in promoting them as cure all, “wonder” pills for many conditions, including diabetes mellitus and heart […]