Common Diabetes Complications

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Unfortunately, the list of diabetes complications is long and far reaching. Elevated blood sugar contributes to and often accelerates a wide variety of chronic illnesses and health conditions. High blood sugar cause great damage to blood vessels, organs, nerves and other bodily systems. The most common complications include cardiovascular disease, eye problems, diabetic neuropathy (nerve … Read more Common Diabetes Complications

Osteoporosis and Diabetes – Special Considerations

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While not fully understood, there is a clear link between osteoporosis and diabetes. Osteoporosis occurs when your bone density lessens making them more likely to fracture. Approximately 44 million Americans have osteoporosis, 68% are women. The good news is that osteoporosis is preventable. The bad news is that, if undetected, it can progress for years … Read more Osteoporosis and Diabetes – Special Considerations

What Causes Itching and Burning in Diabetics?

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Why does diabetes and itching seem to go hand in hand? Very few things are more annoying than feeling itching and burning sensations on your body. While any number of diabetic complications could be the cause of these sensations, the typical causes center on four distinct areas. Itching and burning in diabetics is usually caused … Read more What Causes Itching and Burning in Diabetics?

Diabetes Eye Diseases – Retinopathy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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There are a number of different eye problems that occur because of diabetes. The most serious eye disease is called Diabetic Retinopathy. Over time, high blood glucose and high blood pressure from diabetes can damage the retina’s tiny blood vessels. Initially, the blood vessels swell and weaken. Next, clogging, in one or both eyes, can … Read more Diabetes Eye Diseases – Retinopathy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Diabetes Dental Care – Don’t Forget to Floss!

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Good diabetes dental care is an absolute must! Diabetics have almost twice the risk of developing periodontal (gum) disease than non-diabetics. In fact, just over 30 percent of diabetics have severe periodontal disease. Geez! As if you didn’t have enough to worry about already! This condition occurs because high blood glucose (sugar) helps bacteria grow. … Read more Diabetes Dental Care – Don’t Forget to Floss!