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 […]

Insulin and Potassium

Insulin has a number of actions on the body besides lowering your blood glucose levels.  Insulin suppresses the breakdown and buildup of glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose, it blocks fat metabolism and the release of fatty acids, and it puts potassium into the cells by activating the sodium-potassium cellular channels.  Insulin stimulates […]

Diabetes and Nausea

Diabetes can be associated with an increased risk of nausea.  There are several reasons why a diabetic might have more nausea when compared to those without diabetes.  Some things that contribute to nausea in diabetics include the following: Diabetic medications. Some of the injectable medications used in the management of diabetes will increase the risk […]

Diabetic Nerve Pain And Medication

Diabetic nerve pain is also known as diabetic neuropathy.  It stems from nerve damage caused by having blood sugars that aren’t in good control in a diabetic individual. When the blood sugars are high, this causes the nerves to become damaged so that the individual experiences burning pain, numbness, and parasthesias (tingling sensations) of mostly […]

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