Complications of Diabetes

The symptoms of hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, are not always easy for the diabetic patient to spot! If you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, it is important that you are aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and what to do if these symptoms occur. What are the symptoms of […]

Diabetic Dermopathy Many people tend to forget that the skin is an important organ and it can tell a lot of information about what is going on inside of your body.  Your skin is your first line of defense against infection and it can also be your first indication when something is wrong with your […]

Diabetic Gastroparesis Of the many different diabetic complications, gastroparesis is a very common, uncomfortable problem that is often overshadowed by complications such as diabetic kidney disease, vision loss and nerve damage.  What Is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is also frequently called delayed gastric emptying.  This condition can best be described as a slowing of the movement of food through […]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious acute complication of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.  This condition is most commonly seen in  patients with type 1 diabetes because these patients produce no insulin to help keep rising blood glucose from spiraling out of control.  DKA carries a high risk of serious complications and death when […]

Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction It’s a question that is on every man’s mind at the time of diagnosis of diabetes but it is also a question that often goes unasked due to embarrassment.  It is a well-known fact that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause numerous complications, such as nerve damage, retinopathy and […]