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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 […]

Symptoms of High Triglycerides

Symptoms of High Triglycerides

As if having type 2 diabetes was not enough, many people with diabetes also have elevated levels of triglycerides, which increase the risk for heart disease, especially if you have both conditions at the same time.  Diabetics have a metabolic condition that affects many bodily symptoms, causing kidney damage, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic […]

Diabetes and Blindness

Diabetes and Blindness

Diabetes is linked to blindness because of a number of eye diseases that are directly related to having diabetes and especially to having diabetes that isn’t under the best of control.  Diabetes can cause damage to most of the parts of the eye, including the optic nerve, lens, macula, and retina. The four most common […]

Signs of Diabetes in Children

The most common type of diabetes in children is type 1 diabetes, although, as children are becoming more and more obese, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing.  Type 1 diabetes in children is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system cells are acting against the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, also […]

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