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Diabetes Risks (Overview)

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 (Overview)

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


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Child Diabetes (Tip)

Child Diabetes

Try attending a diabetes camp! camp is a fun and safe place to make new friends and swap stories. ...See more

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Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Which aspect of diabetes increases cvd risk?

Hyperglycemia: Diabetes increases the sugar levels in the blood (hyperglycemia) which increases the risk of atherosclerosis and also causing toxic effects on small vessels). Hyperglycemia also increases blood viscosity. When adult onset diabetes occurs related to obesity, there are obesity associated risks as well including changes in blood lipid profiles, hypertension etc. ...Read 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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Child Diabetes (Tip)

Child Diabetes

Help them understand what is diabetes early in life. ...See more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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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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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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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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