Complications of Diabetes

How Does Diabetes Affect the Body? Diabetes is a complex medical condition that affects the body in numerous ways.  Diabetes occurs when the insulin producing pancreas malfunctions and does not produce enough of this important hormone to keep blood sugar levels under control.  Insulin is necessary to store excess sugars and when there is no […]

Recognizing Low Blood Sugar And When You Need Hypoglycemia Treatment photo credit: (matt)For patients with diabetes, especially those that are on oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin, the dangers of decreasing blood sugar levels too much is a very real risk.  Hypoglycemia is a serious complication of diabetes that is often overlooked because there is so […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency And Diabetes Vitamin B12 is a naturally occurring substance that is found in fish, red meat, liver, chicken and dairy products. It is essential for proper function of many normal body processes in the intestines, bone marrow and nervous system. Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, should be a part of every diabetics […]

Diabetes and Hypertension High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common cardiovascular disorder that affects approximately 50 million Americans. This common health problems places patients at higher risk for many cardiovascular complications such as stoke, heart attack, peripheral vascular disease, end-stage renal disease and heart failure.  Hypertension is twice as common in patients […]

Diabetic Neurogenic Bladder And Urinary Incontinence photo credit: SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Urinary incontinence is a common condition that is characterized by the leakage of urine or loss of bladder control in both male and female patients.  Urinary incontinence is although a common affliction but patients find it to be very embarrassing.  Most patients will […]