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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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What are the main complications (opathys) of diabetes?

What are the main complications (opathys) of diabetes?

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

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How can you prevent complications of diabetes?

How can you prevent complications of diabetes?

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 more

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Can there be anyway i can aviod diabetic complications from diabetes?

Diabetes: The best way to try to avoid or minimize complications from diabetes is by maintaining tight blood sugar control. This can be done thru healthy eating and regular excersise in addition to your medications. All diabetics should have their eyes examined at least once a year. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for diabetes complications ?

What are the reasons for diabetes complications ?

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 more

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