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Diabetic about Town with a Functional Neurological Disorder

Share My diabetic friend, has also been diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder. So is she actually ill, or not? ‘Functional’ symptoms are symptoms that people experience without any underlying cause being found, despite extensive tests. This isn’t the same as making them up for sympathy or personal/financial gain. They feel very real, but with no outward signs and negative …

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Will My Diabetic Husband Ever Be Able to Drive Again?

Share The law says anyone who takes certain tablets for diabetes or uses insulin injections to control their blood sugar must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and consent to a report from their doctor, to see whether they can continue to drive. This is because there’s a risk of unexpected hypoglycaemia — a sudden fall in blood sugar …

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Lyme Disease: Danger Lurking in the Grass

Share If you’re the outdoor type, make sure you protect yourself. Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that follows a bite from an infected tick. Lyme disease causes metabolic dysfunction leading to low blood sugars and being diabetic, your immune system is already compromised. Diabetics could display behaviour patterns of daily anxiety, episodes of outbursts and paranoia when struck …

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Diabetes and NAFLD – Fatty Liver Disease

Share It affects around a third of us — more if we are overweight or obese and have diabetes. Here’s what you need to know…Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a remarkably common condition — it affects up to one in three people in the UK (four out of five if we’re obese or overweight) — so it’s important to …

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Too Much Hair – Hirsutism and Diabetes

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Share Excessive hair in women may be caused by treatable hormone imbalances. Most women have fine hair on their arms and legs, with thicker, longer hair in their armpits and genitals. Men’s body hair tends to be thicker and longer thanks to their androgen hormones, mainly produced by their testicles. Both sexes also produce small amounts of androgens in their …

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