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COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
Heart Disease and Stroke
• In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68 percent of diabetes-related death certificates among people ages 65 years or older.
• In 2004, stroke was noted on 16 percent of diabetes-related death certificates among people ages 65 years or older.
• Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
• The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes
• In 2005–2008, of adults ages 20 years or older with self-reported diabetes, 67 percent had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or used prescription medications for hypertension. Blindness and Eye Problems
• Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults ages 20–74 years.
• In 2005–2008, 4.2 million—28.5 percent—people with diabetes ages 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy, and of these, 655,000—4.4 percent of those with diabetes—had advanced diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe vision loss. Kidney Disease
• Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44 percent of all new cases of kidney failure in 2008.
• In 2008, 48,374 people with diabetes began treatment for end-stage kidney disease.
• In 2008, a total of 202,290 people with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant. Nervous System Disease
• About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage. The results of such damage include impaired sensation or pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion of food in the stomach, carpal tunnel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, or other nerve problems.
• Almost 30 percent of people with diabetes ages 40 years or older have impaired sensation in the feet, for example, at least one area that lacks feeling.
• Severe forms of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations. Amputations
• More than 60 percent of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
• In 2006, about 65,700 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes. Dental Disease
• Periodontal, or gum, disease is more common in people with diabetes. Among young adults, those with diabetes have about twice the risk of those without diabetes.
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[07/03/20] A 55-year-old male with type 2 diabetes could expect to live for another 13.2–21.1 years, while the general expectancy would be another 24.7 years. A 75-year-old male with the disease might expect to live for another 4.3–9.6 years, compared with the general expectancy of another 10 years
Although there's no cure for type 2 diabetes, studies show it's possible for some people to reverse it. Through diet changes and weight loss, you may be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication. This doesn't mean you're completely cured. Type 2 diabetes is an ongoing disease
Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes
With diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use it as well as it should. Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream
What is the main cause of metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is closely linked to overweight or obesity and inactivity. It's also linked to a condition called insulin resistance. Normally, your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into sugar. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that helps sugar enter your cells to be used as fuel.
Diabetes and Metabolism. The metabolism of people with diabetes differs to the metabolism of people without it. ... metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, impairs the body's ability to metabolise glucose. Consequently blood sugars become elevated, weight gain is more likely and the resistance to insulin becomes greater.
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What happens when low blood sugar is accompanied with a seizure?
For our 3rd most popular post of 2016, let's recall how The Diabetic Organic survived a diabetic seizure, and read his tips to prevent such unfortunate incident.
With all the coverage on Type 2 diabetes at the moment, we wanted to share our video highlighting the differences between Type 1 and Type 2. Please share to help people avoid generalising and to spread awareness.
Back in 1981 when I was diagnosed the only question the physicians asked my mom was "do you have a family history of Type 1 Diabetes?" And because we did not - my disease did not get diagnosed till 2 years AFTER my mom first started noticing things not right. Doctors need to be educated further - yes, there are Endocrinologists and Diabetic doctors - but "regular" doctors need to be educated on the disease so they are kept up with the latest updates on the disease. I saw my own physician for about 5 years to take care of the diabetes - - and after going to a Endocrinologist for the first time in that 5 year period - - I found out that I was using techniques that are no longer used by Diabetic doctors. More awareness - but also more than that - - TREAT US AS INDIVIDUALS - - we are not like other diabetics - what works for one doesn't work for another - don't tell us what your other patient does and tell us that's the solution to our high blood sugars . . . listen to what WE say and go according to what we say in order to find a solution to our blood sugar problems.
healio.com SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, speaks with Tom Karlya, father of two children with type 1 diabetes, creator of www.DiabetesDad.org, a syndicated column, and vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute…
Researchers have produced insulin-secreting cells by using stem cells from diabetes patients. The procedure will be undergoing further tests and should be ready for humans in three to five years, through an outpatient minimally invasive surgical implant under the skin. #T1D
diabetesresearch.org The Diabetes Research Institute announced that the first patient in Europe to undergo its BioHub clinical trial procedure is free from insulin injections.
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INDICATIONS FOR USE
Use glucagon to treat insulin coma or insulin reaction resulting from severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include disorientation, unconsciousness, and seizures or convulsions.
Give glucagon if
(1) the patient is unconscious
(2) the patient is unable to eat sugar or a sugar-sweetened product
(3) the patient is having a seizure, or
(4) repeated administration of sugar or a sugar-sweetened product such as a regular soft drink or fruit juice does not improve the patient’s condition. Milder cases of hypoglycemia should be treated promptly by eating sugar or a sugar-sweetened product.
diabetes.co.uk The NHS has approved the world's first device to prevent diabetic foot ulcers, making it available on prescription. In addition to improving the lives and health of millions of people with diabetes, the device could save the NHS a lot of money - £1 billion is the annual cost of amputation, and…
A Way To Stop Binge-Eating for Lows
Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Daniele Hargenrader
shutterstock_244880101_binge_eating_low_300pxYou are standing in your kitchen staring blankly, hands shaky, vision blurry, feeling confused and panicked as you try to decide what to eat or drink. You proceed to consume everything in sight as fast as humanly possible to treat the low. This is followed by the inevitable blood sugar rebound that sends your numbers skyrocketing, and you need to bolus for all the excess carbs you ate. The blood sugar roller coaster begins.
When I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1991, my family and I relied on doctor’s advice, what we read in books, and good old trial and error on how to treat lows. I ended up creating really bad habits, including binge eating when I had low blood sugar. The problem wasn’t just the mass ingestion of processed carbs, but that I then had to administer more insulin to cover what I had just eaten. Insulin is a hormone that promotes fat storage, and I weighed 200 pounds by the time I was 13. My A1C score was 13.5 at the time.
I was training myself to think that when my blood sugar was low, it was necessary to have copious amounts of unhealthy “treats.” It took me years to change that mindset and break that pattern, but I went from being obese to becoming an athlete. Having gone through this journey, I was left with a passion to help empower others with diabetes, and I’m now a personal trainer and life coach.
Through my work, I’ve found that I was not alone in binge eating to treat a low. Luckily it is easy to reverse this bad habit if you know a trick: In my opinion, the only things you should ever use to treat low blood sugars are 100% juice boxes, glucose gels or liquids, or glucose tabs, period. Train yourself to think that treating a low is not a treat, but just another step in your self-care.
By committing to this as a standard operating procedure, I believe you will be better prepared for low blood sugars, and it will take away the need to ever stand dazed in front of your fridge. And by doing this you teach yourself that you are perfectly capable of dealing with low blood sugars no matter when or where they happen. Your response becomes automatic.
To do this, stock up on two forms of treatment, one for home and one for on the go (I use juice boxes at home and glucose gel packets on the go). Make a list of all the places you need to keep them (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, basement, cars, purses, gym bag, friend’s houses), the more places the better, and put a supply in all of those places. Then go to your calendar in your phone and set a recurring weekly reminder to check all locations to ensure you stay well-stocked
Of course, you must always treat a low blood sugar as quickly as possible, and sometimes that means you might have to deviate from the system, but this system might work wonders for your health and peace of mind. Low blood sugars will always be something that we have to deal with, so why not make it easy and automatic?
insulinnation.com A personal trainer with Type 1 suggests a plan to treat lows in a healthier manner than a fridge raid.
Treating pre-diabetes early and aggressively with intensive lifestyle changes or medication could be an effective way to significantly reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes later.
This was the implication of a new study reported online first in The Lancet on Saturday that shows even when people with pre-diabetes achieved a temporary return to normal glucose levels, they were 56% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes 5.7 years later.
The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) report is part of a Lancet theme issue on diabetes. Several of the papers were also presented at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions, which is taking place at Philadelphia in the US between 8 and 12 June.
Pre-diabetes is considered a "high risk state" for overt type 2 diabetes. In pre-diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not as high as in diabetes.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 79 million Americans, over a third of the adult population, have pre-diabetes. About one in ten people with pre-diabetes goes on to develop full blown diabetes. Thus finding new ways to successfully reduce pre-diabetes could slow the growth of the diabetes epidemic.
The DPPOS is a long term research programme that is continuing to monitor 3,000 patients that took part in the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) in the US. All the patients had pre-diabetes and were therefore at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
In this analysis, the data covered patients randomized to one of three groups: 736 to intensive lifestyle intervention, 647 to the pre-diabetes drug metformin, and 607 to placebo.
Previous analysis of the data had already shown that changes to lifestyle and medication can effectively reduce the chance of pre-diabetes progressing to full blown disease.
But this latest study analyzed the data a step further: it looked at those patients who not only did not progress to diabetes, but whose glucose levels actually returned to normal at some point during the period they were being followed.
The results showed that those patients had a 56% reduction in progression to diabetes during 5.7 years of follow up. This was regardless of what caused the return to normal glucose, and the reduction was the same even when the return was only temporary.
They also showed that the intensive lifestyle intervention patients whose glucose levels never returned to normal were the ones most likely to develop diabetes, compared to the controls.
The authors conclude that:
"... prediabetes is a high-risk state for diabetes, especially in patients who remain with prediabetes despite intensive lifestyle intervention. Reversion to normal glucose regulation, even if transient, is associated with a significantly reduced risk of future diabetes independent of previous treatment group."
The findings have important implications for policymakers and those who plan strategies for reducing diabetes. Lead author Dr Leigh Perreault of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the US, told the press:
"This analysis draws attention to the significant long-term reduction in diabetes risk when someone with prediabetes returns to normal glucose regulation, supporting a shift in the standard of care to early and aggressive glucose-lowering treatment in patients at highest risk."
In a Comment article in the same issue of the journal, Dr Natalia Yakubovich of McMaster University, Canada, writes:
"... identification of regression to normal glucose regulation could be an important way to stratify people into those at higher and lower risk of progression to diabetes. Such stratification could therefore identify individuals for whom additional treatment might be needed to prevent diabetes or to slow down disease progression."
But, Yakubovich also notes that these findings on their own are not enough, more work would be needed to cause a revision of diabetes prevention strategies:
"Factors that predict regression to normal glucose regulation, what makes this regression temporary or sustained, and whether regression reduces long-term outcomes are all questions that need further research."
"The results of such research might substantially change the therapeutic strategy from diabetes prevention and lifelong glucose lowering treatment to induction of regression and monitoring for relapse," she added.
iflscience.com Scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have developed and tested a tiny stick-on temporary tattoo that painlessly extracts glucose and monitors its levels in the body. It works by gently drawing glucose from between cells to the surface of the skin where it can then be measured by…
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Raising Stroke Awareness
The most common sign of stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, most often on one side of the body.
Other warning signs can include:
Sudden numbness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
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