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About Gestational Diabetes

Created by Administrator Jul 9, 2009 at 10:11pm. Last updated by Administrator Jul 9, 2009.

Cataracts - Some Information

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What are the symptons of Diabetes?

According to the British Health service the symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are similar. However, type 1 diabetes usually develops suddenly over weeks or even days.

Many people have type 2 diabetes for years without knowing it because early symptoms can be vague and may not seem important at the time.

It’s important to seek medical advice if you think you might have signs of diabetes. Early diagnosis reduces your risk of developing complications.

Symptoms of diabetes can include:

feeling thirsty all the time,
frequent urination,
tiredness,
weight loss,
muscle wasting,
frequent infections or slow-healing sores,
itchiness around the vagina or penis,
regular episodes of thrush, and
blurred vision.
These symptoms may be due to other conditions, so it's important you seek medical advice and diagnosis.

Posted by Administrator on January 18, 2009 at 21:00

Neuropathy or Nerve damage

Nerve Damage (Neuropathy)



According to the Accuchek web site







"Neuropathy" is a broad word like "animal." It includes a wide range of subcategories that can look as different from one another as a cat and an elephant. Neuropathy, after all, simply means "nerve disease." Because nerves carry all the information about physical sensation and motor instruction between the brain and every part of the body, nerve damage can affect you from your teeth to your toes.



For one person it can mean numbness in the toes, while another person will simply feel "full" sooner than they should. That's why it's smart to have a good idea of the feelings and symptoms associated with nerve damage. Armed with the right information, you can be on guard against neuropathy and take steps to protect yourself.



What exactly is Neuropathy?

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Posted by Administrator on February 6, 2009 at 17:30

Harmful Diabetes Medications

Alanna Ritchie of www.drugwatch.com has provided this article.

 

Type 2 diabetes medications can prevent dangerous blood sugar levels, but can also be harmful in and of themselves. When starting a new medication, you should be aware of the possible side effects and what those side effects may indicate. 

Nearly every diabetes medication comes with minor side effects, including nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, cold-like symptoms and weight gain. These will typically lessen over time.

There are some diabetes drugs, however, that come with severe side effects, including hypoglycemia, bladder cancer, lactic acidosis, acute pancreatitis and cardiac problems. Many complications can be avoided if you know what to look for.

Hypoglycemia can be caused by sulfonylureas, which work to control blood sugar by…

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Posted by David on July 16, 2012 at 15:30

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Transplant.

Hi ,
I would love to hear if anyone else has under gone a total pancreatectomy and or an islet cell transplant ?

I had mine in June 2005 - it took 12 hours of surgery and 3 subsequent operations to date.

Becoming diabetic was a forgone conclusion of the surgery obviously and NO I was not an alcoholic as most people ( including medical professionals ) seem to think. I was born with a rare pancreatatic abnormality, so chronic pancreatitus has been a constant problem from birth.

It would be good to know if any one else has had the same or similar please. Thanks Debbie

Posted by Debbie on March 25, 2009 at 12:49 — 2 Comments

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