Diabetes mellitus: a disease of one person or the whole family?

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Only 3/4 of the relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ask them about the results of a visit to the doctor, and this is where their involvement in the problem and support end. At the same time, people with diabetes, their relatives and doctors unanimously agree on the importance and necessity of supporting patients from the close circle. This is evidenced by the results of a survey in which 800 people from 7 cities of Russia took….

Type 2 diabetes: treatment guidelines (part 3)

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In previous articles, we began to talk about the principles of treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). In this article, we continue the discussion of drugs that are used in the treatment of this disease. Thiazolidinediones     Thiazolidinediones reduce insulin resistance in adipose, muscle tissue and the liver, increasing the level of transcription of insulin-sensitive genes in the cells of these tissues. Advantages: thiazolidinediones….

Diabetes mellitus: an active lifestyle

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A sedentary lifestyle, stress, smoking, changes in the structure of nutrition (the ubiquity of fast food) – all these “joys of life” of a modern person are the main risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes. But, if type 1 diabetes is incurable, then type 2 diabetes can be quite successfully fought. With a proper diet, moderate….

Diabetes Advice

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Diabetes is a very insidious disease that can provoke the development of a mass of other ailments. It is known that for most patients, the slogan “Life without sugar!” Becomes an indisputable motto, but is it possible to do something else, except refusing sweets, in order to ease your fate? We picked up some tips from different experts.  Read….

Diabetes mellitus: basic information

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common diseases. So in 2011 there were already more than 366 million people with diabetes in the world, and by 2025 their number could increase to 552 million 1 , experts at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predict. From the depths of centuries When did diabetes first appear? There is no….

Obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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This type of diabetes is almost never found in individuals with a body mass index below 22 kg / sq.m. The prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and obesity is especially high in the Pima Indians. Moreover, the connection between diabetes and obesity is genetically determined: if at least one of the parents is ill with diabetes, the….

Pregnancy and diabetes: general information

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During pregnancy , significant changes in carbohydrate metabolism are observed. On the one hand, there is a tendency to hypoglycemia, on the other hand, insulin resistance. Blood amino acid levels are reduced, free fatty acids, ketone bodies and triglycerides are elevated. In the morning on an empty stomach, the glucose level in pregnant women is 0.8-1.1 mmol / L (15.20….

Diabetes with cystic fibrosis

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Advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in children have increased the life expectancy of patients. In addition, in patients with cystic fibrosis in the respective centers, the state of carbohydrate metabolism is examined annually . All this led to a more than twofold increase in the incidence of diabetes among such patients. Diabetes mellitus is found in almost 25% of adolescents with….

Insulin is no longer needed

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Diabetes mellitus is a disease that causes greatdifficulties in the treatment of doctors, and serious problems in patients. For more thanninety years, insulin has been used to treat this disease – a hormone thatis produced by the pancreas, and which is the culprit of thedisease. All control over the patient, and the right dosage for him are purely….

Heart Attack: Key Issues

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According to statistics, a heart attack or myocardial infarction is the leader in the list of causes of death, which is facilitated by the modern way of life of people and many factors. A heart attack occurs in a person when part of the heart tissue begins to die, as a result of blocking the flow….