Symptoms, signs and prevention for Diabetic Coma.

DIABETIC COMA is a kind of emergency situation where diabetic becomes unconscious and the cause for this is due to very high or very low glucose levels. There are number of causes for this and the main reason among them is Diabetes Ketoacidosis and other causes for that are hypoglycemia , severe dehydration and hypoglycemia. The symptoms and signs of diabetic coma:…

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Tips for managing diabetes with a hectic lifestyle

Erratic work/school schedules and eating or exercising irregularly can lead to erratic blood sugars. Maybe you’ve switched to third shift at work, or started a new job, or added exercise to an already busy schedule. A variable lifestyle can challenge anyone’s self-management skills. A more stable lifestyle will improve blood sugar control. Once you’ve established…

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Avoiding hypoglycemia unawareness

  some risk factors and possible treatment strategies for hypoglycemia unawareness.   Risk factors Long-standing type 1 diabetes. Reduced awareness of hypoglycemia is common among people who have long-standing insulin-dependent diabetes. Many of those who’ve had diagnosed diabetes for 15 to 20 years report having lost their ability to perceive low blood glucoses and to often…

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Don’t drive with low blood glucose

  A recent study in “Diabetes Care” looks at the decisions you make about whether to drive or not while having low blood glucose. Driving with severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) may impair driving performance and increase your chances of getting a traffic ticket or having an accident. People with type 1 diabetes and normal…

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Diabetes: Don’t forget to laugh

  Diabetes management is serious business, but every once in a while, you need a good laugh. You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” After a hearty laugh, have you noticed how good you feel? We feel more focused, alert and relaxed. Several research studies demonstrate that humor relieves stress and tension,…

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6 Emergency Complications of Type 2 Diabetes

  Uncontrolled diabetes can control your health. Help prevent these serious diabetes complications by learning the warning signs. People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of many serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke, vision loss, and amputation. But by keeping your diabetes in check — that means maintaining good blood sugar control…

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Insulin Resistance

    In order to know what insulin resistance is, we must first understand insulin. It is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas to regulate the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a simple sugar which our body uses for energy. The glucose is delivered from the foods we eat. So…

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What is Diabetic Dermopathy

Diabetic Dermopathy is also called shin spots. It is common cutaneous funding in diabetes. It appears as atrophic hyperpigmented lesions of round to oval shape on pretibial areas of lower extremities. These lesions are generally bilateral and have asymmetrical distribution. Histologically, these lesions show edema of papillary dermis, extravasations of erythrocytes, thickened superficial blood vessels…

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Oral Care –Diabetes

  Prolonged high blood glucose levels can cause gum disease (periodontal disease) and other dental problems. How? The buildup of sugar in your blood glucose can settle into your teeth and gums just as if you directly ate a sugary treat and did not brush afterward. Good oral care, along with keeping your blood sugars…

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Yes, You Can Enjoy Summer Fruit!

Like you, I read articles all the time on the Internet such as: “The Top 5 Fruits Diabetic Should Never Eat,” “Can a Diabetic Eat Fruit?” or “Eat Low Carb Fruit. “These headlines are misleading information that annoys diabetes educators. The implication here is –fruit is not good. Fruit is all carbohydrate, so the difference…

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Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a condition in obese people in which poor breathing leads to lower oxygen and higher carbon dioxide levels in the blood. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The exact cause of OHS is unknown. The condition is believed to result from both a defect in the brain’s control over breathing, and…

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