Diabetes and Depression

Diabetes and Depression

Depression is the most common psychiatric condition seen in diabetic patients. Up to 50%of diabetic patients suffer from depression. The interaction between these two conditions is complex. Depression by itself is a risk factor for developing diabetes. Conversely, diabetes may also contribute to the development of depression.  What are the symptoms of depression? Depressed mood […]

Signs of Diabetes on Skin

Signs of Diabetes on Skin

Diabetes can affect any part of the body and skin is one of them. Around 60% of diabetic patients have some kind of skin problem. Unfortunately, the majority of patients present quite late and by then, their symptoms will have worsened. In some patients, the manifestation of a skin disorder is the first sign in […]

Signs of Diabetes in Babies

Signs of Diabetes in Babies

Diabetes can affect any age group. When it affects babies less than six months old it is called neonatal diabetes mellitus. This is a rare condition, affecting one in 1,00,000-3,00,000 babies. Neonatal diabetes is a monogenetic condition;a change in one single gene leads to faulty production of insulin by the pancreas. This results in chronic […]

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan Examples & Recipes

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan

Gestational diabetes is a complication of asymptomatic pregnancy which is generally observed between the 24th and the 28th weeks of pregnancy during a glucose tolerance test. It is important to treat this gestational diabetes properly because there are short-term and long-term consequences for both the baby and the mother. In Canada, gestational diabetes occurs in 2% […]

Diabetes and Potassium Levels

Diabetes and Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that is often referred to as an electrolyte. These are electrically charged particles that are used by the cells to maintain voltage across the cell membranes of the body. They carry nerve impulses to other cells. Some other electrolytes in the body are chloride, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. Kidneys help in […]

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