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7 Signs Your Child May be a Type 1 Diabetic

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Approximately 8.1 million Americans have undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes, many of whom are children or adolescents. Spotting a child who is diabetic isn’t always as straightforward as one may think. Type 1 diabetes usually has a quick onset, with the initial symptoms appearing in a matter of weeks. Know the signs so you can get your child (or a child you know) help right away if he or she has developed type 1 Diabetes. Major indicators include: Excessive thirst Increased urination Mood or behav .......

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Know The Signs of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially fatal diabetic condition whereby a person has an acutely elevated blood sugar level of 250 mg/dL or greater due to a severe lack of insulin combined with a surplus of ketones. This condition is most often a result of poorly managed diabetes or frequently missed insulin doses. Other emergency conditions can also throw the body out of whack, resulting in ketoacidosis, such as a heart attack, infection or other trauma. Signs and Symptoms of Ketoacidosis .......

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Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:11 am

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye diseases that affect diabetics. It damages the tiny blood vessels of the retina (the back lining of the eye), causing partial or severe vision loss if left untreated. Diabetic retinopathy is usually asymptomatic until the disease has progressed so screening is of utmost .......

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Diabetic Neuropathy Fast Facts

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 6:47 am

Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that can be caused by poorly-controlled diabetes (chronically elevated or fluctuating blood sugar levels). Let’s look at some of the facts: The most common form of neuropathy in diabetics is peripheral neuropathy which involves the extremities, most comm .......

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5 Causes of Fluid Retention

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 5:56 am

Fluid retention, medically know as edema, is a type of swelling that occurs when something malfunctions in the body and causes a build up of fluid in the tissues. We’ll be checking out 5 of the most common causes of edema today: Lymphatic problems – Because the lymphatic system is responsible for draining fluid .......

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Telemedicine – A Revolutionary Blindness Screening Tool?

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

Telemedicine can be useful for various types of screening and monitoring of diseases (for example Telestroke monitoring), but unfortunately both doctors and patients are slow-moving to embrace such a convenient answer to health issues that can be caught early and fixed, like diabeti .......

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Prediabetes – Nature’s Warning Label

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 4:11 am

Prediabetes is a health condition whereby a person’s blood-sugar levels are chronically elevated higher than normal, but not yet quite in the zone of diabetes. It is startlingly common in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 3 American adults. Unfortunately, many people don’t take prediabetes serio .......

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This or That? – Better Diabetic Food Choices

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 27, 2016 at 12:22 am

While there are clear front-runner foods when it comes to metabolic disorders such as diabetes, remember that even when it comes to the less healthy options, the occasional indulgence is perfectly fine. However, for the best shot at better health, try .......

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Tips

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Being that type 2 diabetes is one of the most common afflictions in North America, killing over 70,000 annually in the United States alone, we wanted to look into some preventative measures people can take against developing diabetes. Fortunately, diabetes is a highly preventable disease. Even in the prediabetes stage, it is largely reversibl .......

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Type 2 Diabetes – Know Your Risk

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Type 2 diabetes is all-too common these days. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, more than 24 million Americans are afflicted with diabetes, but approximately 6 million are currently undiagnosed. Furthermore, over 57 million adults have prediabetes. Diabetes accounts for over 70,000 deaths annually, making it t .......

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