For the disease characterized by excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine, see diabetes insipidus. For diabetes mellitus in pets, see diabetes in cats and dogs. Diabetes mellitus is a medical disorder characterized by persistent variable hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), resulting either from inadequate biosynthesis, secretion or action of the hormone insulin, an inadequate response by the body's cells to insulin, or a combination of these factors. The most common for ...
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Incremental Lifestyle Changes Can Ward Off Syndrome X
... As many as 22 percent of American adults—some 47 million people—may have a sinister sounding disorder called syndrome X or "metabolic syndrome," which significantly increases a person’s risk...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Stroke and Diabetes
... The risk of stroke is two and one-half times higher in people with diabetes. A stroke is damage to part of the brain tissue as a result of a loss of blood and oxygen. Brain tissue needs a constant sup...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Support With Shared Medical Appointments
... A new trend in health care takes the traditional one-on-one office visit to a different level, offering patients the chance to participate in medical appointments shared with other patients. In this ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What is a Kidney Pancreas Transplant
... Combined transplantation of the kidney and pancreas is performed for those who have kidney failure as a complication of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (also called Type I diabetes). Kidney and pa...
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Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
... What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ located behind your stomach. Normally, the pancreas releases a substance called insulin into the blood. Insulin helps the body to use ...
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Heart Disease and Diabetes
... Heart disease is the major cause of death for people with diabetes. All people with diabetes have an increased chance of developing heart disease — people with diabetes are two to four times more like...
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Heart Disease and Diabetes
... From the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center publication, Heart Diabetics are at increased risk of heart disease. Cleveland Clinic Heart Center researchers recently discovered that people with diabetes who ...
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Major Health Groups Join Forces to Fight Leading Causes of Death
... Three of the nation’s leading non-profit health agencies in June announced a joint initiative to empower Americans to help lower their risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke by following a...
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How Effective Are Erectile Dysfunction Treatments in Patients with Diabetes?
... Diabetes is a very common cause of erectile dysfunction (ED). Clinical experience and numerous studies suggest that at least 50 percent of diabetic patients will experience difficulties with erections...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Blood Glucose ("blood sugar") Test
... What is a blood glucose test? A blood glucose test is a blood test that screens for diabetes by measuring the level of glucose (sugar) in a person’s blood. How can one tell if I have diabetes by exami...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes Diagnosis
... An American Diabetes Association expert committee recently recommended a change in the names of the two main types of diabetes because the former names caused confusion. The type of diabetes that was ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes Mellitus: An Overview
... What is diabetesDiabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ behind your stomach that produces the hormone insulin. Insulin helps the body use food for energy. When a person has diabetes, the pancr...
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Diabetes Overview
... What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when either: The pancreas (an organ behind your stomach) ...
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Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions
... What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ located behind your stomach. Normally, the pancreas releases a substance called insulin into the blood. Insulin helps the body to use ...
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
... What is type 2 diabetes mellitus? Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin. However, the insulin produced is either not enough or doesn’t work properly in the bo...
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Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
... Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, is a condition in which there is too much insulin and not enough glucose (a simple sugar) in your body. (You may also have heard hypoglycemic reaction called "...
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Infections and Diabetes
... Diabetes can slow down the body’s ability to fight infection. High blood glucose leads to high levels of sugar in your body tissues. When this happens, bacteria grow and infections can develop more qu...
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Diabetes & Sick Days
... How should I care for my health when I''m sick or have an infection? An illness such as the flu, fever, cold, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or an infection may cause your blood glucose to increase. It i...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Eye Problems and Diabetes
... The three major eye problems that people with diabetes need to be aware of are cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy. To prevent eye problems, you should: Control your blood glucose. Have your eyes chec...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Foot and Skin Related Complications of Diabetes
... For people with diabetes, having too much glucose (sugar) in their blood for a long time can cause some serious complications, including foot and skin problems, as well as heart disease, stroke, kidne...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) and Diabetes
... HHNS is a complication that can happen to a person with type 2 diabetes who is ill or stressed. This condition occurs when the blood sugar gets too high and the body becomes dehydrated. Causes of HHNS...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hyperglycemia and Diabetes
... Hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, happens when there is too much sugar in the blood. Causes of hyperglycemia Skipping or forgetting your insulin or oral glucose-lowering medication Eating the wron...
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Ketoacidosis and Diabetes
... If hyperglycemia is left untreated, it can lead to an emergency condition called ketoacidosis (sometimes called DKA). A person with type 1 diabetes has a greater chance of developing ketoacidosis. If ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) and Diabetes
... The reason diabetes causes nerve damage (neuropathy) is not known but is most likely due to long-term high blood glucose. There are two types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral neurop...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Exercise
... Although the role of exercise in diabetes treatment has been misunderstood in the past, specialists have learned more about the circulatory, metabolic, and hormonal effects of exercise in the treatmen...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Sports do Mix
... Many people with diabetes are afraid to exercise because they fear low blood sugars (hypoglycemia). But, with careful control and by eating properly, you can succeed in sports. In fact, there are many...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Real Health Concern
... Diabetes, and in particular, type 2 diabetes, has become an overwhelming public health concern. The emotional and economic stresses of type 2 diabetes are immense. As a maturing population begins to d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Prevention of Complications of Diabetes
... The complications of diabetes can be divided into acute and chronic complications. Acute complications Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Non-Ketotic Syndrome (HHNS) Acute complica...
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Diabetes: Glossary
... Definitions Acesulfame-k — an artificial sweetener used in place of sugar because it has very few calories. Acetone — a chemical formed in the blood when the body uses fat instead of glucose (sugar) f...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes References
... Journals/Newsletters This is not a complete listing and inclusion does not imply endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Remember to always follow the advice of your doctor and health care tea...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Resources at The Cleveland Clinic
... Health Organizations Note: This is not a complete listing and inclusion does not imply endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Remember to always follow the advice of your doctor and health ca...
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Driving and Diabetes: Twists and Turns
... OverviewIndividuals suffering from medical conditions which may impair their ability to operate a motor vehicle have an added responsibility to maintain good health to insure their safety and the safe...
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Travel and Diabetes
... When you schedule a vacation, be sure to plan ahead. Plan for changes in meal patterns, time zones, and increased or decreased activity. Before you leave for vacation: Make an appointment with your do...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pancreas Transplantation
... What is a pancreas transplant? A pancreas transplant is surgery to implant a healthy pancreas from a donor into a person with diabetes. The kind of diabetes that may be treated with a pancreas transpl...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Female Sexuality
... OverviewSexuality not only implies sexual activity but includes the full spectrum of sexual activity which is dependent upon the medical, psychological and sociocultural aspects of an individual. Two ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Home Tests
... IF YOU HAVE diabetes, you may wonder, "How can I do everything I need to do to stay healthy?" Caring for diabetes can seem like a difficult task. You may feel uneasy about giving yourself te...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Pregnancy
... Pregnant women who have diabetes prior to getting pregnant have special health concerns, such as keeping blood glucose (sugar) levels in good control, managing diabetes medications, adjusting meal pla...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Your Feet
... What is diabetes?Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas. The pancreas produces a substance called insulin. Insulin plays an important role in the distribution and use of the energy the body needs to fu...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes in African Americans
... Today, diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing the United States. The following statistics illustrate the magnitude of this disease among African Americans. 2.8 million A...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes in Hispanic Americans
... Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the great...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Skin Care For People With Diabetes
... If you have diabetes, there are some steps you can take to help prevent skin problems. Consider the following tips for good skin care: 1. Keep your diabetes under control. Follow your health care prov...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diet and Exercise: The Keys to Success with Diabetes
... Introduction The two most important "prescriptions" for diabetes are diet and exercise, yet there is nothing more likely to cause dislike, distaste, depression, and discomfort among people w...
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Alternative Therapies for Diabetes
... Alternative therapies are treatments that are neither widely taught in medical schools nor widely practiced in hospitals. Alternative treatments that have been studied to manage diabetes include acupu...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Eye Care for People With Diabetes
... If you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of developing eye complications from the disease, including blindness. Blindness is 20 times more common in people with diabetes. All people with diabet...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What Causes High Blood Sugar Levels in the Morning?
... There are two reasons why your blood sugars levels may be high in the morning – the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. Dawn phenomenon. The dawn phenomenon is the end result of a combination of n...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Continuous Glucose Monitoring
... What is continuous glucose monitoring? A continuous glucose monitoring system is an FDA approved device that records glucose levels throughout the day and night. The only approved device – Medtronic’s...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Non-Invasive Monitors and Glucose Sensors: What''s New
... Magnitude of the problemSixteen million Americans have diabetes mellitus. The cost of material used to manage diabetes is approximately $2,500 per patient per year. Annual sales of meter and strips ar...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Insulin Pumps
... Insulin pumps are small, computerized devices, about the size of a pager, that you wear on your belt or put in your pocket. They have a small flexible tube (called a catheter) with a fine needle at th...
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Carbohydrates and Diabetes
... The long-held belief that eating foods containing "sugar" (sweets) will cause your blood glucose levels to rise higher and more quickly than starchy foods (bread, rice, pasta, etc.) has not ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Cookbooks and Meal Planning References
... Below is a partial listing of diabetes cookbooks and meal planning references. Note: This listing does not imply endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation or The Cleveland Clinic Health System.. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Nutrition Basics for People with Diabetes
... This guide provides basic information to help you start lowering your blood glucose until your appointment with a registered dietitian, the nutrition expert. These are general guidelines which may be ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Eating for Life: Diet and Diabetes
... There is no special diet for diabetes. The foods that are good for you are good for everyone. You can make a difference in your blood glucose control through your food choices. Several areas of your d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes Camp Welcomes New Friends
... It’s not like the subject is hush-hush or embarrassing. It’s just not much of a topic of conversation at Camp Ho Mita Koda in Newbury, Ohio. There’s just too much really fun stuff to do and too many c...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Raising Your Standards: What to Expect from Your Doctor
... NOTE: The American Diabetes Association publishes Clinical Practice Recommendations for health care providers. Standards of medical care for people with diabetes were most recently updated in 2005. Th...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Glycolated Hemoglobin Test (HbA1c) for Diabetes
... The glycolated hemoglobin test (HbA1c, also called hemoglobin A1c or the glycosylated hemoglobin test) is an important blood test to determine control of your diabetes. It provides an average blood gl...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Blood Glucose Monitoring Overview
... Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is one of the most important ways to manage your diabetes. Monitoring your blood glucose (blood sugar) tells you if your meal plan, exercise and medication are ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Testing Urine for Ketones
... Hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, happens when there is too much sugar in the blood and not enough insulin. If there is not enough insulin,When your insulin level is low your body is unable to use...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Working With Your Diabetes Health Care Team
... Your healthcare team includes your doctor, dietitian, diabetes educator, exercise trainer, and pharmacist. But remember, you are the most important member of the team. Your health care team is availab...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Neuropathic Pain
... What is neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunction...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Oral Health Problems and Diabetes
... Diabetes is a disease that can affect the whole body -- your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body, and your mouth. People with diabetes face a higher than normal risk o...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Smoking - Another Reason to Quit 
... As if there is are not enough reasons to quit smoking, breaking the habit is even more important if you have diabetes or want to avoid getting it. Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, an organ behin...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Alcohol and Diabetes
... The way alcohol is processed in the body is similar to the way fat is processed, and alcohol provides almost as many calories. If you choose to drink alcohol, only drink it occasionally and when your ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
... The pancreas, an organ about the size of a hand, is located behind the lower part of the stomach. It makes insulin and enzymes that help the body digest and use food. Spread all over the pancreas are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Gastroparesis and Diabetes
... Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Gastrop...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hypoglycemia
... Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) level drops too low to provide enough energy for your body's activities. In adults or children older than 10...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes in Hispanic Americans
... Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the great...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? How can diabetes hurt my teeth and gums? How do I know if I have damage to my teeth and gums? How can...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Financial Help for Diabetes Care
... Diabetes treatment is expensive. According to the American Diabetes Association, people who have this disease spend an average of $13,243 a year on health care expenses. Many people who have diabetes ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Erectile Dysfunction
... Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called "impotence," is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word "impotence" may also be used to describe other pro...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes
... Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, have damage to nerves throughout the body. Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pa...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Nervous System Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? What can I do to prevent diabetes from damaging my nervous system? What can I do to take care of my f...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
... The DCCT is a clinical study conducted from 1983 to 1993 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The study showed that keeping blood glucose levels as close to...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. It is designed for people who have diabetes and for their families and friends. The words are listed in alph...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Kidney Disease of Diabetes
... Each year in the United States, nearly 100,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure, a serious condition in which the kidneys fail to rid the body of wastes. Kidney failure is the final stage of a...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? What do my kidneys do? How can I prevent diabetes kidney problems? How can my doctor protect my kidne...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? How can diabetes hurt my feet? What can I do to take care of my feet? How can I get my doctor to help...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Eyes Healthy
... Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood glucose (also called blood sugar) can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Overview
... Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States--6.3 percent of the population--have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 13 million...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2
... Introduction Your doctor says you have diabetes. This guide will help you learn how to take care of your diabetes and how to prevent some of the serious problems that diabetes can cause. We wrote this...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diagnosis of Diabetes
... Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Depression and Diabetes
... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? What do my heart and blood vessels do? What can I do to prevent heart disease and stroke? How do my b...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin
... Many people who take insulin to manage their diabetes inject the insulin with a needle and syringe that delivers insulin just under the skin. Several other devices for taking insulin are available, an...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Medicines for People With Diabetes
... Instructions This resource is designed to be used with forms that you can print out and personalize to meet your individual needs. If you do not have a printer, you can contact the National Diabetes I...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Diabetes Under Control
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? Will I have diabetes problems? What should my blood glucose numbers be? How can I find out what my average blood glucose is? What should my blood pressure be?...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Eating and Diabetes
... Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, what, when, and how much you eat all affect your blood glucose. Blood glucose is the main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy....
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Insipidus
... Diabetes insipidus (DI) is characterized by excretion of large amounts of dilute urine, which disrupts your body's water regulation. To make up for lost water, you may feel the need to drink large...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
... Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitors
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device for adults, children, and adolescents with diabetes. Noninvasive monitoring means checking blood ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes in African Americans
... Today, diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing the United States. The following statistics illustrate the magnitude of this disease among African Americans. 2.8 million A...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives
... Diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States today. The disease is very common in many tribes, and morbidity and morta...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
... Diabetes mellitus poses a rapidly growing health challenge to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. In 1997, the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) population was estimate...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer''s in Long-Term Study
... Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study su...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Diabetes Prevention Program
... The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major clinical trial, or research study, aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage) could preven...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Most People with Diabetes Do Not Meet Treatment Goals
... Study finds little improvement in last decade Less than 12 percent of people with diagnosed diabetes meet the recommended goals for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol despite a great deal ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Study Will Identify Best Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
... A clinical study comparing three treatments of type 2 diabetes in children and teens has begun in 12 medical centers and their affiliated sites around the country, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson anno...
Source: National Institutes of Health

The Genetic Landscape of Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes
... Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. When the amount of glucose in the blood increases, e.g., after a meal, it triggers the release of the horm...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Sexual and Urologic Problems of Diabetes
... Troublesome bladder symptoms and changes in sexual function are common health problems as people age. Having diabetes can mean early onset and increased severity of these problems. Sexual and urologic...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Prevention Series
...   Keep your diabetes under control Helps patients learn interactively about blood sugar management with a comprehensive chart to record blood sugar, meals, and medicines. Also includes checklists...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Research and Training Centers'' Prevention and Control Divisions
... The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) program was established in 1977 by the Diabetes Research and Education Act (Public Law 91-354) in response to a recommendation by the National Commissi...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes
... Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But having too much glucose in your blood can hurt you. When you take care of your diab...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes
... On this page: What is gestational diabetes? What causes gestational diabetes? What is my risk of gestational diabetes? When will I be checked for gestational diabetes? How is gestational diabetes diag...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes
... The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, defines complementary and alternative medicine as a "group of diverse medical and health care...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

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