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Examine the Diabetic Foot

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition accompanied by a slew of complications, from the head down to the toes. Ask any diabetic what complications they are aware of, and, chances are, ranking among the top answers would be amputations. True enough, diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities. The […]

Dark Knuckles and Diabetes

A darkened area of skin in the body is a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Dark skin areas can be found in the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Dark knuckles is one of the discrete tell tale signs of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, syndrome x, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or Pre-diabetes. Related terms:dark […]

TZDs may Reduce Cancer Risk in Diabetes Patients

Antidiabetic drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) or glitazones might reduce cancer risk in type 2 diabetes patients according to a new study. Xilin Yang, together with his colleagues from the Chinese University of HongKong, China said that with TZD usage, there was an 83 percent reduction in cancer risk in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes. […]

Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, […]

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. […]

Fish Oil Helps Patients with Heart Failure

Cardiology has advanced considerably in the past few decades, but there is a downside — extending those advances further in treatment becomes more difficult. At the European Society of Cardiology meeting, many clinical trial results were reported but few of those “Hot Line” studies had positive results.

Black Tea Beneficial for Diabetes Patients

Famous for its antioxidants, immune boosting, and antihypertensive properties, black tea is again hogging the limelight with yet another health benefit. A recent study found that black tea may also help in controlling diabetes. Related terms:black tea as a treatment for dmblack tea cure diabetesblack tea diabetes treatment 2011black tea polysaccharide in managing diabetespolysaccharide oolongrelated […]

Blood testing to diagnose Diabetes in Obese Youth

The youth of today are getting bigger and heavier, and this is no sign of health. Obesity comes with many chronic comorbidities including diabetes. This is why a study recommended mandatory blood testing among obese youth for the early detection of type 2 diabetes. Related terms:compulsory blood test for diabetes patientimpair glucose tolerance test in […]

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Are you likely to get Diabetes?

Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, we all know that diabetes mellitus is a serious ailment with devastating consequences in the heart, eyes, kidneys, limbs, and other organs of our body. But how would you know if you or any other member of your family is at risk for getting diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr. Gertrude […]