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Manage Diabetes from a Nurse’s Point of View

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Share When I first qualified as a nurse I worked in coronary care and saw a lot of acute heart problems. Most patients had type 2 diabetes, which encouraged their cardiac problems. I wanted to move more into prevention and health promotion so I did a degree in practice nursing, with a course in Diabetes. I started seeing diabetic patients …

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Happy Tummy Tricks and Tweaks for Diabetic Digestion

ShareThe festive season particularly can play havoc with your digestion. If you’re having troubles, try these lifestyle tweaks. What’s going on in your stomach reflects the state of your general health. If your gut isn’t working properly, it can affect the level of nutrients in your body. Stress, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyles are all contributing to a rise in …

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Low Blood Sugar Precautions

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Share If you have type 1 diabetes or if you have type 2 diabetes and take insulin and/or diabetes pills, be sure to: Check your blood sugar before and after physical activity. If you use insulin to manage your diabetes, work with your diabetes care team to learn how you might need to adjust the amount of insulin you use …

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Other Forms of Diabetes

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ShareThere are a range of conditions and susceptibilities that can lead to other forms of diabetes. FORMS OF DIABETES – MODY Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a group of diabetic syndromes that do not usually require insulin therapy. These are caused by a variety of genetic mutations and transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. They usually present in …

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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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