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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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Nerve Damage. Diabetes and Neuropathy

Share Diabetes can harm the nervous system. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy. Approximately 50% of diabetics, have been found to suffer from some form of diabetic nerve pain. Diabetic neuropathy is caused when the sugar levels in blood stays high for an excessively long period of time. Other contributing factors to diabetic neuropathy are swelling in the nerves …

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Diabetes and Foot Complications

Share Type 1 and 2 diabetics have been known to develop many diabetic foot problems. Studies have proved that out of the 16 million people suffering from diabetes, quarter are prone to developing foot pain symptoms. Most foot problems occur when there is nerve damage. The most commonly seen nerve damage is peripheral neuropathy, which predominantly affects the use of …

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