Diabetes

Prediabetes [Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Prevention]

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Pre-diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar levels are above average. At the same time, they are below those of type 2 diabetes. Those with borderline diabetes have a much higher chance of getting type 2 diabetes and heart problems. This condition develops when your system is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Sugar builds up in your body rather than turning into energy. The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin that converts Read More »

Gestational Diabetes - All You Need to Know

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Each year in the U.S., between 2% and 10% of pregnant women experience gestational diabetes. While this condition can complicate your pregnancy, it’s entirely possible to have a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. Hence, we go over the basics of gestational diabetes, how to get yourself screened, and what to do if you’ve been diagnosed. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that can develop in pregnant women and cause Read More »

An Overview of Diabetes in the United States

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In the United States, almost 1 in 10 people have diabetes. However, the real shocker is that most people do not even know they have diabetes. Primarily, this is because early stages of this condition have mild symptoms. Nevertheless, over extended periods of time, health complications can worsen significantly. Naturally, diabetes damages our bodies through high levels of blood sugar. Indeed, elevated glucose levels can damage anything that has nerves and blood vessels. As a Read More »

The Importance of Using a Diabetes ID Bracelet

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To live with diabetes will generally require taking some precautions in order to control your body's blood sugar (glucose) levels, and to avoid the complications such as peripheral edema that can typically arise as a result of having diabetes. Most diabetes complications will generally develop or build up over time, there are however some complications like hypoglycaemia (where the blood glucose levels become too low), and hypoglycaemia (where the body's glucose levels become too high), Read More »

Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

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Peripheral neuropathy is also commonly referred to as diabetic foot disease.  This condition can result in limited feeling for changes in pain and temperature, and a sharp, burning pain which drastically affects the quality of life experienced.  It is one of the most common foot complications of diabetes and is a result of damage caused to the nerves.  With improved  control of blood sugar levels, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, along with diabetic foot pain Read More »