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Strange Sensation: Could it be Diabetic Neuropathy?

January 5, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Numbness, shooting pains, weakness, tingling and burning sensation, are symptoms commonly presented by patients to us neurologists. Hearing these kinds of complaints, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Is this patient suffering from neuropathy?”.

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Leg Cramps and Diabetes

September 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of health illnesses worldwide. Among the population of diabetes, 10% of the diagnosed patients have Type 1 Diabetes and 90% have Type 2 Diabetes. The uncontrolled level of glucose can lead to serious complications, and one of which is leg cramps. Leg cramps and diabetes are associated because of hyperglycemia. When there is an abnormal glucose level in the blood, the body reacts causing excessive urination leading to dehydration. When a person has a polyuria, vitamins and minerals such as potassium depleted, which also causes leg cramps. In addition, leg cramps also occur to diabetes person when there is a nerve damaged on the extremities, and this is referred as diabetic neuropathy. When both upper and lower extremities are affected (arms and legs), this is diagnosed as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The complication gets worst when the affected nerves are too damaged. It is either the person feels pain in the legs though there is no stimulation, or the nerves are too damaged that the person can no longer feel any pain.

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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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Acupuncture Treatment Safe for Diabetics

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Acupuncture Treatment is definitely safe for diabetics but it does not necessarily guarantee treatment particularly of diabetic neuropathy nor is diabetes per se. Acupuncture a Chinese alternative form of medicine which involves stimulating specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles. It is often use to treat and ease pain cause by Peripheral osteoarthritis, Headaches and migraines, Low back, Fibromyalgia, Shoulder and elbow, among others. It is also believed to help treat cancer, fertility, stroke, and attention deficit disorder.

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Diabetic Bone Problems

March 12, 2014 Category :Physical Wellness 0

Diabetes is a deadly disease that can affect bone in different ways especially if the diabetes remains unmanaged because of the following complications obesity, high sugar levels, nerve damage, higher concentrations of glycation, reduced absorption of calcium and vitamin D among others. This can lead to different bone problems which would often increase a patient’s risk of fractures. Following are some of most common diabetic bone problems.

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Red Light Therapy for Diabetics

October 29, 2012 Category :Physical Wellness 0

Light therapy has been in used for treating different ailments and other beneficial effects for over 50 years now. Light is both energy and matter. And the tiny particles of matter that constitutes light called photons are what is used healing. There are different light therapies that are available which essentially depend on the wavelength of the light used and applied for different purposes because different proteins in the human body absorb and react to different wavelengths. The photons absorb by the body tissues are transformed into Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP, which is a type of energy cells use to fuel cellular metabolism such as the synthesis of DNA & RNA. The same energy is used for repairing or regenerating cells by facilitating cell reproduction and healing.

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