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Prediabetes Care Or Scare? Blood Sugar and Normality.

ShareStay near your optimum weight. Obesity is believed to account for 80-85 percent of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. When you carry excess weight, you are most likely to develop insulin resistance, a condition in which your body is unable to use the hormone insulin to convert glucose (sugar) to energy, which results in high blood sugar levels. …

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Explaining Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2

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ShareThis film explains how the body processes the food we eat in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need and what happens when you have diabetes and this system doesn’t work properly. Normal state (without diabetes) When you eat food that contains carbohydrates, its broken down in the stomach and digestive system into glucose which …

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What is Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Type 1 Diabetes

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ShareEPIDEMIOLOGY There is a large geographical variation in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes. In Europe, the frequency increases as from South to North although there is considerable variation between countries. The highest incidence of diabetes is seen in colder autumn and winter months and it is slightly more common in males than females (ratio 1.3:1). The frequency of Type …

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Insulin Basics for Diabetics

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ShareRecent studies indicate that diagnosis of diabetes itself indicates that 75% of β-cells have failed. Over a period of time, more and more cells fail. To make it worse, some tablets may be stressing the β-cells more. In contrast, taking insulin helps reduce the stress on β-cells. Tablets or oral antidiabetic agents are useful but have limited efficacy. Sensitizers work …

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Charcot Arthropathy: Started out on the Wrong Foot?

ShareTeach your diabetic child about charcot Arthropathy, it is an unwanted possible side effect of Diabetes. Look at your feet every day. Be vigilant. Prevention is better than cure. Love your feet. Wear good shoes, which fit well.  If you are likely to bump or accidentally hurt your feet, make sure your shoes are sturdy. Attend to all nicks and …

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