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Depression and Diabetes. Diabetic Complications

Men and women in whom both diabetes mellitus and depression are likely to develop are usually struggling with obesity, smoke cigarettes, and have inactive ‘couch potato’ lifestyle. These people are in risk group for coronary artery disease because of elevatec C-reactive protein levels.
Although depression often precedes the onset of type 2 diabetes by 6 to 8 years, people with mental illness are at high risk for developing diabetes disease and ling-term diabetic complications including macrovascular disease and microvascular disease. » Read more

Diabetic Nephropathy. Diabetic Kidney Disease. Diabetic Complications

Diabetic nephropathy is one of the microvascular complications of diabetes disease. Diabetic complications are causing most death in patients with diabetes disease. Diabetic nephropathy is a diabetic kidney disease. Diabetic nephropathy is characterized by following symptoms: progressive kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and proteinuria.

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Intensive Sugar Diabetes Management

The purpose of intensive sugar diabetes management is to maintain normal blood glucose levels or as close to normal (non-diabetic) levels as posiible. The taget range of the blood sugar levels in the intensive sugar diabetes management is set to 75-125 mg/dl before meals. Main idea behind intensive sugar diabetes management is when blood glucose is maintained at lower levels consistently over the years, the risk of developing the long-term complications of sugar diabetes is significantly reduced. For children with Type 1 diabetes this becomes increasingly important once puberty has begun.

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Prevention of Gestational Diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy

Prevention of Gestational Diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus and PregnancyNewly diagnosed glucose intolerance during pregnancy is defined as gestational diabetes mellitus. Women with high pregnancy weight will almost certainly develop gestational diabetes. The only modifiable risk factor of gestational diabetes is pregnancy obesity. Recurrence of gestational diabetes appears to be higher in women who eat more fat foods between subsequent pregnancies as compared with women who have high-carbohydrate diet, or low-fat diet. Obese women have gestational diabetes recurrence rates of more than 90 percent! Despite the prevalence of gestatioanl diabetes, very little research has been done on preventing the disorder. » Read more

Intensive Diabetes Management and Diabetes Complications

Following the awarding of the Nobel Prize in medicine (1923) for the discoverers of insulin, Dr, Elliott Joslin predicted that the era of the coma as the central problem of diabetes would give way to the era of diabetes complications. No longer are patients with diabetes dying of diabetic ketoacidosis, insulin has allowed people with diabetes to live longer. Many of this individuals who are not aggressively managed, especially from the onset of diabetes, will develop diabetes complications that are costly to themselves as well as to society. The era of death from diabetic coma was transformed into an era of death from diabetes complications by the discovery of insulin.

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