In some cases, injury (i.e. trauma) has been shown to make the functionality of insulin abnormal, leading to the development of diabetes. However, even with increased knowledge and awareness of the disease, there is still a lot we can learn about the development of diabetes following injury or illness.
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A person's risk of having pre-diabetes and developing diabetes is influenced by their family health history. For instance, if your parents or siblings have diabetes, you are more likely to get the condition yourself. If this is the case, it is important
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that affects the eyes, and is a common complication of diabetes. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina, or the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye...
Carbohydrates are the main sources of energy in our bodies. After the consumption of carbohydrates, our bodies take responsibility for breaking them down into the simplest form of sugar - called glucose - to be utilized by the body.
The test tells us what percent of the Hb in your red blood cells has bound to glucose from your blood stream over the cell's life span, usually between 90 and 120 days. Since this test works by investigating the Hb protein within the RBCs, and anything that affects any of these two can result in inaccurate readings. There are many common things that fit into this category.
Although diabetes can affect any race, ethnicity, age, gender, and social class, the condition is more common among certain racial and ethnic minority groups, as well as those with lower socioeconomic status
It is estimated that between 2% to 10% of pregnancies are diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the United States alone. The condition can cause serious pregnancy complications including a still birth.
Diabetes care can be personalized and patient centered using technology and a more patient centered approach. Your health needs are personal to you, and health services should strive for the gold standard of providing us with care that is unique for us. Diabetes is a global crisis and so far, the healthcare...
In Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, a number of recent studies have shown that VK circulating in the blood is positively correlated with plasma insulin levels. new research is uncovering an increasing amount of evidence indicating that VK has protective and restoration properties on diabetic complications such as ...