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  • Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes

    Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes Alcohol and diabetes Alcohol consumption can lower blood sugar levels to the point of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), causing symptoms. A person with diabetes sho...

  • Complications of Diabetes

    Complications of Diabetes Many complications of diabetes require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a b...

  • Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Diabetes and Heart Disease The link between diabetes and heart disease Heart and vascular disease often go hand in hand with diabetes. People with diabetes are at a much greater risk for heart attack...

  • Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

    Diabetes and High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is twice as likely to strike a person with diabetes than a person without diabetes. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease ...

  • Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease Diabetes that is not properly controlled can lead to periodontal (gum) diseases in both young and old people. Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums an...

  • Diabetes Statistics

    Diabetes Statistics General diabetes statistics Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million people in the U.S. (90 to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes)--18.8 million have been diagnosed, but 7 million ...

  • Diabetic Foot Problems

    Diabetic Foot Problems What causes diabetic foot problems? Neuropathy and blood vessel disease both increase the risk of foot ulcers. The nerves of the feet are the longest in the body and often are ...

  • Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

    Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease) What is diabetic nephropathy? Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called kidney failure, end-stage renal disease, ...

  • Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Problems)

    Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Problems) What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder, is a complication of diabetes that can lead to problems throughout the body. People with diabe...

  • Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems

    Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems What eye problems are often associated with diabetes? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that may occur in people with diabetes as a co...

  • Diagnosing Diabetes

    Diagnosing Diabetes Protocol for diagnosing diabetes According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: People over age 45 should be tested for prediabetes or diabetes...

  • Facts About Diabetes

    Facts About Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by a failure to secrete enough insulin, or, in some cases, the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin ...

  • Forms of Diabetes

    Forms of Diabetes Although there are many forms of diabetes, three main types of diabetes require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are the...

  • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery

    Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery (Malabsorptive Procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Biliopancreatic Diversion) What is gastric bypass surgery? Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surge...

  • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery

    Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery (Gastric Banding Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) What is gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery? Gastric stapling (restrictiv...

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) What is GDM? Gestational diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the glucose level is elevated and other diabetic symptoms appear during pregnancy in a woman who...

  • Glossary - Diabetes

    Glossary - Diabetes | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top] Album...

  • Glucose Monitoring

    Glucose Monitoring What is blood glucose monitoring? Blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) reflect how well diabetes is being controlled and how well the plan of care (diet, exercise,...

  • Healthy Cooking Tips for People with Diabetes

    Healthy Cooking Tips for People with Diabetes A healthy diet is not only critical to proper diabetes management, but will also help you stay at a desirable weight, control your blood pressure, and pr...

  • Home Page - Diabetes

    Topic Index Facts About Diabetes Statistics About Diabetes Forms of Diabetes Diagnosis Protocol for Diabetes Complications of Diabetes Treatment and Management of Diabetes Obesity Glossary Diabetes i...

  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

    Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body's blood cells. Glucose is ...

  • Insulin Replacement Therapy

    Insulin Replacement Therapy Insulin replacement therapy and type 1 and 2 diabetes Type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent diabetes) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system a...

  • Maintaining Weight Loss

    Maintaining Weight Loss Benefits of maintaining weight loss While losing weight is difficult for many people, it is even more challenging to keep weight off. Most individuals who lose a large amount ...

  • Meal Planning

    Meal Planning The importance of meal planning in diabetes management Blood sugar levels can be controlled to a certain extent with proper diet, exercise, and healthy weight maintenance. A healthy lif...

  • Medical Treatment for Obesity

    Medical Treatment for Obesity Medical treatment overview Treatment by a doctor may be necessary when an individual's own efforts to lose weight have failed and/or when coexisting medical conditions m...

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. According to the National...

  • Obesity

    Obesity Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 ...

  • Obesity Treatment Overview

    Obesity Treatment Overview Treatment goals Regardless of the type or combination of obesity treatment, goal setting is an important part of any obesity treatment plan. While a person may want to lose...

  • Online Resources - Diabetes

    Online Resources - Diabetes The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical ad...

  • Oral Medications

    Oral Medications Oral medication for persons with type 2 diabetes People with type 2 diabetes may need to take one or more types of diabetes pills to lower their blood sugar. There are many types of ...

  • Overview of Clinical Complications of Diabetes

    Overview of Clinical Complications of Diabetes What are the clinical complications associated with diabetes? Clinical complications associated with diabetes may include the following: Cardiovascular ...

  • Overview of Obesity

    Overview of Obesity Facts about obesity Overweight and obesity together make up a leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Obesity is a chronic disease that can seriously affect your health. Ov...

  • Preventing Obesity

    Preventing Obesity in Children and Teens Facts about prevention Obesity is a chronic disease affecting increasing numbers of children and adolescents as well as adults. Obesity rates among children i...

  • Sodium and People with Diabetes

    Sodium and People with Diabetes Sodium and diabetes The average American consumes about 6 to 18 grams (or 1 to 3 teaspoons) of ordinary table salt (or sodium chloride) each day. People with diabetes ...

  • Surgical Treatment for Obesity

    Surgical Treatment for Obesity Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is the only option today that may effectively treat morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures suc...

  • Topic Index - Diabetes

    Topic Index - Diabetes Diabetes Home Facts About Diabetes Statistics About Diabetes Forms of Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Gestational Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome Diagnosing Diabetes Compl...

  • Treatment and Management of Diabetes

    Treatment and Management of Diabetes A person with diabetes must take many things into consideration in order to properly manage his or her condition. Listed in the directory below are some, for whic...

  • Treatment of Diabetes

    Treatment of Diabetes What is the treatment for diabetes? Specific treatment for diabetes will be determined by your doctor based on: Your age, overall health, and medical history Type of diabetes Ex...

  • Treatment of Obesity

    Treatment of Obesity Because obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health, treatment is very important. A variety of methods are used to treat obesity....

  • Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 Diabetes What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) Juvenile diabetes Brittle d...

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 Diabetes What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin. It used to be called non-insulin-depe...