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Differences Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes.

Diabetes (diabetes mellius) is a serious disease and affects 26 million people in the United States alone according to the American Diabetes Association. Not to mention the 79 million people who have pre-diabetes or are at high risk of obtaining it. This disease occurs when there are low insulin levels within the body, which eventually leads to a surplus of glucose being produced into the blood stream or not enough production due to cell destruction. It is incredibly prone to pop up in seniors but can also affect adults and children all the same. There are several types of diabetes but type 1 and 2 are the most commonly found. Listed below are six of the key differences between type 1 and 2. Read More »

What Could Be Worse Than Diabetes?

What’s worse than being afflicted by a life-changing disease like diabetes? It is to be afflicted with another life-threatening disease as a result of taking medicines that you were told could help you control and manage your diabetes! Unfortunately, that’s what people who have made the mistake of taking Actos to manage their diabetes are going through right now. That, for me, is really the biggest suffering anyone can make. It is like being bitten by a dog that you have fed your whole life by hand! It’s an unforgivable betrayal, I’d say. The good thing is, one can always go to Court and file a lawsuit against the makers of this drug. But what are the grounds or legal basis for filing such a case? Read More »

Diabetes Mellitus Management: Self Treatment and Glucose Control.

Diabetes has no cure. It can only be managed. As a diabetic, here is what you should do to effectively manage diabetes. Steps in controlling blood glucose. Treatment should be holistic reducing blood glucose and all other risk factors such as smoking, hyperlipidemia and obesity and hypertension. As diabetes is attributed to several other lifestyle diseases, you should embark on a holistic approach of improving your health to avoid development of other complications. Diabetes being a disease involving blood glucose, here are simple Read More »

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. Causes and Symptoms.

Diabetes is a chronic disease where an individual has too much sugar in the blood instead of the sugar being utilized in the cells. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia as a result of insulin secretion defects. But remember, most of these diseases depend on how you live your lifestyle, fast and young, old and slow. It is classified into 4 general categories; Read More »

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