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How Can Diabetes Lead To Microalbuminuria
Kidney damage: Uncontrolled diabetes primarily affects the kidneys in that it causes damage to the gromerular membrane which serves as filter in the kidneys. Initial subtle damage results in increased permeability of the membrane, through which the finest Albumin particles known as microalbumin is expelled in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Diabetics are prone to experience episodes of hypoglycemia either due to medications or the somogyi effect. So it would be useful to check for diabetes if you have hypoglycemia. There is no good evidence to my knowledge that shows a causative role of hypoglycemia in the development of diabetes. More likely, an existing diabetic will get hypoglycemia, not the other way around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related to sleep: Getting too little sleep does not cause diabetes. Type i diabetes is an autoimmune disease caused by one's immune system damaging the insulin-producing cells. Type 2 diabetes is the result of overusing the insulin-producing cells to process large amounts of dietary sugars & carbohydrates. If one is not sleeping but is staying up eating through the night, he theoretically could get type 2 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar Problems: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more
Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that affects many organs as well as the circulatory and nervous systems. As a diabetic, it is important to get your eyes and feet checked at least twice a year. Your heart and kidneys can be affected as well. It is common to get cramps in your legs and feet which is a sign of diminished circulation that leads to poor healing. Numbness and tingling is known as neuropathy. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Type ! is usually an autoimmune disease, which means that your body attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens in childhood and is not inherited. Adults can develop this as well but happens about 15 to 20 years after being diagnoses with type 2 (inherited) and it is usually because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more
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