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All you need to know about diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that evolves over time, and which is manifested by increasing glucose and the appearance of sugar in the urine. For this reason the patient feels the need to drink plenty of fluids, has an excessive appetite and urinate large quantities of liquid. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disease and is characterized by complications, which develops over time and affects the eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels. These symptoms may occur suddenly in patients younger... 

Exercise guidelines for diabetics

Elliott Joslin, the father of modern diabetes, mentioned dietary management along with exercise and insulin injections as the cornerstones of diabetes therapy in the 1920s. A Regular exercise programme, undertaken after due fitness evaluation, is an essential part of modern diabetes management. Regular exercise not only improves blood sugar control, but also has several other benefits. Inactive adults have approximately twice the risk of premature death and serious medical illness as compared to... 

Key goal of diabetes management

A key goal of diabetes treatment is to prevent and retard the complications because, over a period, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves, even without the person being aware of the damage that is taking place. Other goals of diabetes treatment are:  

Recent advances in the management of diabetes

Pancreas Transplantation In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin. The only alternative so far was to provide insulin from outside by injections. A new approach is to transplant a pancreas, obtained from a dead body or part of the pancreas obtained from a living donor. The old pancreas is not removed from the body. It continues to function and manufacture digestive enzymes. The extra pancreas is usually transplanted in the pelvis. Diabetic patients who are undergoing kidney transplantation... 

What Happens in Case of Type 2 Diabetes?

In some cases of type 2 diabetes, by weight loss and regular exercise, blood glucose can become normal. The patient may interpret that his diabetes is cured. However, as gradually the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin or the body’s cells become more resistant to insulin’s effects, the patients blood glucose rise, resulting in frank diabetes again. Therefore, if weight loss, exercise and changes in eating result in normal blood glucose, it doesn’t mean that the diabetes...