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  • Disease

    Diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.

    Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar in the blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to contr...

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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. Di...

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    Diabetes and kidney disease

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

    Kidney disease or damage that occurs in people with diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. This condition is a complication of diabetes. Each kidney is ma...

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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 diabetes. In people with diabetes, the bo...

  • Nutrition

    Diabetes diet - gestational

    Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts during pregnancy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet can help you manage gestational diabetes. Th...

  • Nutrition

    Diabetes type 2 - meal planning

    When you have type 2 diabetes, taking time to plan your meals goes a long way toward controlling your blood sugar and weight. Your main focus is on keeping y...

  • Disease

    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 type 2 diabetes that involves extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels without the...

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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 diabetes. It occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source be...

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