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Are People With Diabetes At More Risk For Complications With Tapeworms
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Diabetes comp.: They are divided into two categories: macrovascular and microvascular. Macrovascular complications include heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease. Microvascular complications include retinopathy (eye), neuropathy (nerve), nephropathy (kidney). The microvascular problems are largely preventable with good sugar control. Macrovascular are not as preventable. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Your fasting glucose (before meal) should be between 80 & 120. Your sugar 2 hours after you eat should be < 140. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Keep your blood pressure < 130/80. Keep your hbba1c < 7. Keep your body mass index (bmi) < 30 (ideally < 25). Keep your LDL (bad cholesterol) < 100, your HDL >45, and triglycerides < 150. Follow a diabeic diet, take your medicines, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unkown: How diabetes causes long-term problems is unclear. However, changes in the small blood vessels & nerves are common. These changes may be the first step toward many problems that diabetes causes. Complications are most likely to occur in someone who has had diabetes for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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