Diabetes Complications

Apr 5, 2021

Varicose Vein Issues and Diabetes

By Roberta Kleinman|2021-04-05T14:15:21-04:00Updated: April 5th, 2021|Complications, General Information, Health & Wellness, Natural Remedies|2 Comments

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

Mar 29, 2019

ER, Clinic or Urgent Care – Which One is Best?

By Roberta Kleinman|2019-03-29T13:36:12-04:00Updated: March 29th, 2019|Complications, General Information, Newsletters|4 Comments

A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]

Sep 13, 2017

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

By Roberta Kleinman|2022-07-11T11:44:14-04:00Updated: 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 Roberta Kleinman|2017-05-23T10:21:26-04:00Updated: 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 ADW Diabetes|2017-04-21T14:35:26-04:00Updated: 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. […]

Oct 17, 2016

Diabetic Wound Care Tips

By ADW Diabetes|2018-03-09T15:17:15-05:00Updated: 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 Roberta Kleinman|2016-08-17T09:22:55-04:00Updated: 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 […]

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