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
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
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?
If you have diabetes skin problems, you are not alone. That itchy skin and dry skin is no accident. In fact, diabetics are about 30 percent more likely to develop a skin disorder than non-diabetics. The good news is that, unlike many other diabetes complications, most of the skin disorders can be prevented or easily … Read more Diabetes Skin Problems – You’re Not Alone!
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 is responsible for a host of nerve related disorders, commonly referred to as diabetic neuropathies. The problem is very wide spread and can affect every organ system. Approximately 60% -70% of all people with diabetes develop some form of nerve damage. The risk of developing a nerve disorder increases with time and age, with … Read more Diabetes and Nerve Damage (Neuropathy)
The Diabetes PCOS link is disturbing at best. But, what is PCOS and how does it lead to diabetes? What are the PCOS causes? What are the best books on PCOS? And, why can’t your doctor diagnose it? Let’s take a look at this relatively unknown, but powerful condition. PCOS stands for PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome. … Read more The Diabetes and PCOS Connection
Diabetes and kidney disease don’t have to be a forgone conclusion. Learning how to work with your body to keep your kidney’s healthy is critical. For proper motivation, let’s look at some of the startling facts first. Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure each year. Kidney failure is often referred to as chronic … Read more Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Why is diabetes and heart disease such an important topic? Diabetics are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes congestive heart failure and strokes than other people. Incredible – in a bad way. How is diabetes related to heart disease? Heart disease and strokes are often grouped together and called cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases … Read more Diabetes and Heart Disease
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!