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Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

ShareDiabetes is a disease that obstructs the body’s ability to use and store sugar, resulting in various health problems. Excessive sugar in the blood can damage the body, including the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is the condition wherein damage is caused to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. They leak blood and other fluids that result in swelling of …

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Diabetic Pets

Share UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWING THE RISKS Just as humans get affected by diabetes mellitus, animals too, can fall prey to the same deadly condition. Pets, too, can suffer from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetic pets are unable to produce adequate insulin, or maybe their bodies do not utilize the insulin optimally. Certain circumstances prompt a dog or …

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Diabetes Complications and Kidney Stones.

Share BAD LUCK OR BAD CHOICES? Diabetes is a condition wherein your body produces insufficient insulin or cannot utilize the insulin properly. Insulin is vital to maintaining blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause a multitude of problems in any part of your body, kidneys included. When diabetes affects the functioning of the kidneys it is called diabetic nephropathy. …

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Recently Diagnosed with Diabetes

ShareWhat is the role of family and friends, of a recently diagnosed patient? It can be very alarming and overwhelming for a person to discover that he or she has tested positive for DIABETES!! Calm down, take a backseat and review the situation with a very positive approach. Support of family and friends will be the greatest comfort at this …

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Type 2 Diabetes Complications

Type 2 complications

Share CONSEQUENCES OF TYPE II DIABETES Type 2 complications are short and long-term. If effectively managed with focus on diet, exercise, medication and other lifestyle changes then these complications can be prevented. Short-term type 2 complications of diabetes are hypoglycemia (very low blood glucose) and hyperglycemia (very high blood glucose). Long-term type 2 complications of  diabetes are categorized into micro vascular …

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