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  • Disease

    Diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

    Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar in the blood.

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    Diabetes and eye disease

    A slit-lamp, which is a specialized magnifying microscope, is used to examine the structures of the eye (including the cornea, iris, vitreous, and retina). The slit-lamp is used to examine, treat (with a laser), and photograph (with a camera) the eye.

    Diabetes can harm the eyes. It can damage the small blood vessels in the retina, the back part of your eye. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes also increases the chance of having glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.

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    Diabetes and kidney disease

    The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.

    Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage that can occur in people with .

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    Diabetes and nerve damage

    Diabetes can damage the nerves and cause a complication called neuropathy. This generally begins as loss of sensation in the toes, and possibly fingers. Eventually, the neuropathy can move up the person's legs or arms.

    Nerve damage that occurs in people with diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. This condition is a complicaiton of .

  • Nutrition

    Diabetes diet - gestational

    is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Eating a balanced diet is an important part of any pregnancy. Diet is even more important if you have diabetes. This article discusses the diet recommendations for women with gestational diabetes who do NOT take ...

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    Diabetes diet - type 2

    The American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association have developed specific dietary guidelines for people with . This article focuses on diet recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes.

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    Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

    Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is a complication of that involves extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels without the presence of ketones. Ketones are byproducts of fat breakdown.

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    Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening problem that affects people with . It occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source because there is no insulin or not enough insulin. Fat is used for fuel instead. When fat breaks down, waste products called ketones build up in the ...

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