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Does Diabetes Affect Eyesight? – What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

A common question people ask is does diabetes affect eyesight? and what is diabetic eye disease? So to answer these 2 questions, YES – Your eyesight will be affected if your diabetes is not controlled. If your blood sugar is mostly high, you risk running into 4 eye problems. Any of these 4 problems are what is know as diabetic eye disease Diabetic eye disease can affect many parts of the eye, including the macula, optic nerve, retina, and lens Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the retina that lines the back…

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Diabetic Heart Disease – Signs, Symptoms And Prevention.

Firstly we need to know why diabetics get heart disease? Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease. Having diabetes means you can not control the amount of glucose within your blood, too much glucose in the blood causes your veins and arteries to become hard and blocked over time. Heart disease is common in people with diabetes. Data from 2016 shows almost 7 in 10 people with diabetes over age 65 will die of some type of heart disease. About 1 in 6 will die of stroke Signs Of Diabetic Heart…

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High Cholesterol In Diabetes – A Guide To Diabetes and High Cholesterol

Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of developing high cholesterol, diabetes often lowers HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels and raises LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. The ideal LDL cholesterol level is under 100mg/dL anything over 130mg/dL is classed as elevated. Why Do Diabetics Get High Cholesterol? For most people, eating a healthy, balanced diet and being physically active is enough to keep cholesterol levels healthy. But for people with diabetes, high cholesterol is often a common side effect of diabetes. A study in 2002 reported that diabetes seems to either…

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Does Diabetes Affect Blood Pressure – 80% of Type 2’s & 25% of Type 1’s

Does Diabetes Affect Blood Pressure?  YES! About 25% of people with Type 1 diabetes and 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure. What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure readings are consistently 140 over 90, or higher, over a number of weeks. You could also have high blood pressure if just one of the numbers is higher than it should be over a number of weeks. High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to many complications of diabetes, Most people with…

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What Is Dawn Phenomenon In Diabetes – Sleep And Diabetes Advice

Everyone has a dawn phenomenon. But what is dawn phenomenon in diabetes, are your blood sugar levels high in the mornings. Are you experiencing the Dawn Phenomenon? High Glucose readings in the morning? What causes your glucose to be higher in the morning even if you haven’t eaten all night? Perhaps the answer could be the Dawn Phenomenon. Dawn phenomenon, is an early-morning (usually between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.) increase in blood sugar. Everybody has dawn phenomenon but people without diabetes release insulin to handle the extra glucose burdening…

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What Is Lactic Acidosis In Diabetes – Signs, Causes & Treatments!

Lactic acidosis may develop in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, especially if their diabetes is not well controlled. So What Is Lactic Acidosis In Diabetes Lactic acidosis is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of lactate (especially L-lactate) in the body, with formation of an excessively low pH in the bloodstream. It is a form of metabolic acidosis, in which excessive acid accumulates due to a problem with the body’s oxidative metabolism. Lactic acidosis is typically the result of a medical condition, medication, or poisoning. The…

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Clearing Arteries Naturally – The Best Things To Do

10 Foods That Are Used For Clearing Arteries Naturally You could unclog your arteries and reverse arteriosclerosis with doctor-prescribed drugs that lower cholesterol or beta blockers to lower blood pressure, which help slow the progression of buildup of plaque. On the other hand, there are also lots of foods that research has shown to be beneficial in preventing and clearing arteries as well. Turmeric This popular spice contains a polyphenol called curcumin that has long been known to be beneficial in its cardio protective effects. Native to India and Southeast…

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Complications Of Diabetes -What Are the Risks, Symptoms & Treatment;

What are the Complications Of Diabetes Most diabetic complications are due to poor blood sugar control, particularly over a long period. High blood sugar levels can seriously damage parts of your body, including your feet and your eyes. These are called the complications of diabetes. Diabetes Complications fall into 2 Catagories chronic and acute. Chronic complications are problems that can develop gradually, Acute complications can happen at any time, and they can lead to other complications too. Please click on the name of the complication, to learn more Acute Complications…

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Lipohypertrophy – Lumps And Bumps At Injection Sites – Symptoms & Treatment

What is lipohypertrophy? Lipohypertrophy is when fatty lumps appear on the surface of the skin and is a fairly common side effect of insulin injections. This will usually occur if multiple injections are administered to roughly the same part of the skin over a period. In fact, up to 50 percent of people with type 1 diabetes experience it at some point. When the skin becomes lumpy, it may mean that if insulin is injected into the lumpy area, it won’t be absorbed consistently, which can mean the insulin takes…

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Toenail Fungus Medication – Treatment That Works For Yellow Nails

Toenail Fungus Medication – Treatment That Cures Yellow Nails This common condition impacts as much as 8% of the entire adult population. It can appear on both finger and toe nails and is characterized by thickening and a yellow or cloudy appearance to the nail. It is about twice as common in people with diabetes. Before I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, toenail fungus was a problem, but I did not take it seriously because over-the-counter remedies seemed to work just fine. However, after having diabetes for a while I began…

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