Understanding Diabetes 

Types Of Diabetes – Learn About The 3 Main Types & The 3 Lessor Known Types

The Different Types Of Diabetes There are 6 different types of diabetes, the most common of which is type 2, which affects about 90% of all diabetic cases. Type 1 diabetes affects around 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. 2-10% of pregnant women will have gestational diabetes. Mody diabetes is rare and about 1-2% of diabetics have this form of the disease. Lada Diabetes accounts for 5-10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. It’s believed that more than 50% of non-obesity-related Type 2 diabetes diagnoses may actually be LADA. NDM…

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What Is Ketones In Urine – What Are They & How To Treat Them

What Is Ketones In Urine Ketones are an acid made when the body breaks down fat to use as energy when it cannot use carbohydrates. The breakdown of fat for fuel and the creation of ketones is a normal process in a person without diabetes, insulin, glucagon, and other hormones prevent ketone levels in the blood from getting too high. However, people with diabetes are at risk for ketone buildup in their blood. This is known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) a complication of diabetes that can lead to a coma…

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Sick Day Rules Diabetes – What To Do When ill

Sick Day Rules Diabetes During an illness or infection, the body will release extra glucose into your bloodstream in a bid to help combat the illness. When you are ill your body may need more insulin. Your blood glucose levels can rise in response to illness even if you are not eating. This may make you feel thirsty and pass urine more frequently, which can make you dehydrated. When you are sick remember there are two situations to avoid; DKA in Type 1 and HHS in type 2. Common illnesses,…

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What Is Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State – HHS

What Is Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State – HHS Very high blood glucose levels (often over 40 mmol/L) develop as a result of a combination of illness, dehydration and an inability to take normal diabetes medication due to the effect of illness. HHS is characterised by severe hyperglycaemia with marked serum hyperosmolarity, without evidence of significant ketosis.HHS is a potentially life-threatening emergency and occurs mainly in people with type 2 diabetes. HHS is characterized by very high blood glucose levels, but unlike in DKA, people with HHS do not generally have ketones in…

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Foot Care Diabetics Tips – How To Protect Your Feet Guide

Foot Care Diabetics Tips As a diabetic individual, you must pay special attention to your feet because poorly controlled diabetes can cause damage to the nerves of your feet. Damage to the small nerve endings can lead to: • Loss of sensation starting at the end of the toes and extending to the entire foot up to the bottom of the leg; • Reduced ability to perceive pain or to feel hot and cold; • A “pins and needles” or burning sensation in the feet; • A weakening of the…

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Type 2 Diabetes Understanding Diabetes 

Side Effects Diabetes Type 2 Medications – Are You Experiencing Any?

Are you concerned about what side effects diabetes type 2 medications may be causing you. Some people who have type 2 diabetes can achieve their target blood sugar levels with diet and exercise alone, but many also need diabetes medications. The decision about which medications are best depends on many factors, including your blood sugar level and any other health problems you have. Your doctor might even combine drugs from different classes to help you control your blood sugar in several ways. Diabetes Medications And Possible Side Effects Biguanide (Metformin):…

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What Is A Diabetic Ketoacidosis – Life Saving Info You Need To Read

What Is A Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. When bodily fluids become acidic, some of the body’s systems stop functioning properly. It is a serious condition that will make you violently ill and it can kill you. DKA only happens when you don’t have enough insulin in your body to process high levels of glucose in the blood. DKA mainly affects people with type 1 diabetes, but can sometimes occur…

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Diabetic Complications Understanding Diabetes 

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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Holiday Insurance Medical Conditions – Uk Citizens

Holiday Insurance Medical Conditions First A TIP: Never pay for the fridge, you should get it free if you tell them its to store your medication, if they insist on payment remind them of your “Disability Rights”. If you’re living with a medical condition you’ll understand how hard it can be to get affordable medical travel cover. Some companies might not even offer it at all. It’s frustrating – especially when it’s essential for your peace of mind whilst abroad.always declare your medical conditions or you may not be covered A…

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