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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 […]

Signs of Diabetes in Men

Signs of Diabetes in Men

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin or the insulin is produced by the pancreas but the individual cannot use the insulin provided.  Some diabetics have low insulin levels and insulin resistance at the same time.  The end result of these phenomena are that the blood […]

Insulin Resistance Test

Insulin Resistance Test

Insulin is a protein-based hormone that is secreted by the islet cells in the pancreas.  When the pancreas senses an increase in blood glucose levels, it releases insulin, which is responsible for putting the glucose into the cells to be used as a type of cellular fuel.  Without insulin, the cells would starve from having […]

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