January 2012

Ask Your Doctor These Seven Questions If You Have Diabetes! photo credit: a.drianIf you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is important that you fully understand what is going on with your body, the potential for harm that this condition has and how to achieve your doctor’s expectations for treatment.  If you have diabetes, you should […]

What is Insulin? Learn More About Types of Insulin! Diabetes is a chronic health condition that occurs when there is a disruption in normal insulin production from the pancreas.  When insulin production is abnormal blood sugars can rise creating a state of hyperglycemia or diabetes.  Diabetes is a serious health problem and with more and […]

Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes? photo credit: rosy outlook Diabetes mellitus is a condition that is associated with many different myths about how it develops, how to treat it and what can happen when you have it.  One of the most commonly misunderstood things about diabetes is the association between sugar intake and the […]

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 Information: How Many People Have Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious health condition that places serious stress on an individual by leading to chronic health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, amputation and nerve damage.  Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the number of cases per year is […]