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Diabetes Risks (Definition)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


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Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Can any one inform me about gestational diabetes risks?

Multiple, severe.: Macrosomia (large baby), shoulder dystocia +/- brachial plexus injury, cesarean section, increased amniotic fluid, fetal death, neonatal hypoglycemia/jaundice/cardiomyopathy can all occur with gestational diabetes mellitus (gdm). The mother is also at risk for persistent post-pregnancy dm, especially if she is overweight, older than 35, physically inactive, hispanic and has positive family history. ...Read more

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Diabetes Risks (Definition)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.


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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Tip)

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Ask your doctor about complications of diabetes and ways to prevent them. ...See more

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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Many reasons: The hyperglycemia of diabetes causes a cascade of events -- patients do not feel small wounds as well, the wounds do not heal well, and they are more prone to infection. This, combined with the vascular problems of diabetes, lead to amputation. ...Read more

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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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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Tip)

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Always watch your carbs and develop a habit to read label to know the amount of carbohydrate ...See more

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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes more at risk for amputation?

Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes more at risk for amputation?

Many reasons: Small arterial occlusive disease large vessel occlusive disease poor skin care easy infectivity (obesity and smoking are additional risks). ...Read more

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Can you tell me why people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Can you tell me why people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Overall health: Diabetes is a very complicated disease. It is a multi organ condition that could affect some. Amputation is caused by poor circulation, bad infection/bone infections, severe deformity known as charcot joint deformities. The other system that could get affected is the nerves of your feet (protective sensation). All or some of these can cause a higher amputation rate all caused by poor control ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes mellitus originally means sweet urine. It results from the inability of the body to properly process food we consume into sugar and control it. Medically is defined as persistently high blood sugar above 125mg/dl in the fasting state or above 200 randomly--this is how docs test your blood to diagnose diabetes. Stay well and have ...Read more


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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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