Diabetes Complications

Sep 13, 2017

There is Never a Better Time to Learn (or Re-Learn) The Basics of Diabetes

By |2017-09-18T09:26:46+00:00Updated: September 13th, 2017|Complications, Diabetes Management, Fitness & Diabetes, Foot Care, General Information, Health & Wellness, Newsletters|4 Comments

As fall season approaches, it is a good time to review diabetes basics. Although some of you may already know the basics, you can never stop learning. See how well you do on the following questions. Remember that "medical costs and lost work and wages for those with diabetes totals $245 million dollars yearly." See what you can do to lower these costs.

May 31, 2017

What Does Liver Disease Have to do With Diabetes?

By |2017-05-23T10:21:26+00:00Updated: May 31st, 2017|Complications, Health & Wellness, Newsletters|3 Comments

The American College of Gastroenterology released new guidelines on liver chemistry tests in December 2016. Changed level recommendations were included for ALT- alanine aminotransferase, AST- aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin levels. In the past, ALT levels were accepted at a range from 30-40 IU/L and up to 70-80 IU/L while being hospitalized (body under […]

Apr 3, 2017

What May Cause Your Muscle Aches and Pains When You Have Diabetes?

By |2017-04-21T14:35:26+00:00Updated: April 3rd, 2017|Complications, Diabetes Management, Foot Care, Health & Wellness|1 Comment

Moving with diabetes is more difficult for those with persistent muscle aches and pains. Diabetic neuropathy causes nerve damage that can lead to tingling, pain, and numbness. Find out what may cause pain when you have diabetes and how you can feel better.

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that affect people with diabetes. […]

Nov 16, 2016

Varicose Vein Issues and Diabetes

By |2016-11-14T14:41:53+00:00Updated: November 16th, 2016|Complications, General Information, Health & Wellness, Natural Remedies|2 Comments

People with diabetes are more prone to blood flow problems known as peripheral vascular disease and nerve ending issues known as neuropathy. Excess glucose creates damage to the blood vessels and nerves especially the smaller vessels and weakens the veins. Although there is no direct link between diabetes and varicose veins, many people suffer from these […]

Oct 17, 2016

Diabetic Wound Care Tips

By |2018-03-09T15:17:15+00:00Updated: October 17th, 2016|Complications, Newsletters|1 Comment

Care of the skin is one of the most important aspects of routine diabetes maintenance. Without proper precautionary measures, minor cuts or injuries can quickly turn into serious problems. People with diabetes often heal more slowly than normal because of less blood flow to affected areas and reduced white blood cell function. They may not notice […]

Aug 17, 2016

Eye Conditions, Low Vision and Diabetes

By |2016-08-17T09:22:55+00:00Updated: August 17th, 2016|Complications, General Information, Health & Wellness, Newsletters|0 Comments

Researchers at Indiana University School of Optometry and The Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University have been actively working to recreate a “virtual tissue model of the diabetic eye”. They were able to “show precisely how a small protein can both damage and grow vessels in the eye that cause vision loss and blindness in those with […]

Jul 18, 2016

Diabetes Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By |2017-10-23T16:13:24+00:00Updated: July 18th, 2016|Complications, Diabetes Management, General Information, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was originally used as a scuba diver treatment relating to decompression sickness but now is used to treat multiple conditions including diabetic wounds. It can also be used to treat burns and flesh eating wounds caused by bacteria. It is often promoted as an effective treatment for diabetic foot wounds and other potentially […]

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