Diabetes mellitus in children

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In childhood, diabetes is a rare occurrence, however, this pathology is found even in newborns. The most critical for the development of diabetes in infants is the age from 5 to 12 years, since the pancreas of children in this age period is in the process of formation, and the process of insulin production has not….

Diabetes and depression: is there a connection?

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic violation of all types of metabolism in the body, especially carbohydrate metabolism. Moreover, with type 1 diabetes mellitus, the insulin necessary for breaking down sugar is simply not produced by pancreatic cells, and with type 2 diabetes it is produced, but the cells and tissues of the body do not perceive….

Diabetes and dental health in children

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic endocrine disease, which is characterized by a persistent increase in blood sugar due to a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone – insulin. According to the data, among all pathologies of the endocrine system, it is diabetes mellitus that holds the leading position. Currently, the prevalence of diabetes among children tends to increase,….

Surgical treatment of glaucoma: how to defeat the most insidious eye disease?

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From September 9 to September 17, Moscow will host a week to combat glaucoma, a group of severe chronic eye diseases that are united by common signs: increased eye pressure, the development of trophic disorders of the optic nerve and retina, decreased visual acuity and narrowed visual fields. The surgeon-ophthalmologist, candidate of medical sciences Andrei….

Diabetes during pregnancy

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Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by a chronic increase in blood glucose. The basis of this process is absolute or relative insulin deficiency. The disease can be diagnosed at any age. But often the first signs of pathology are detected in women during pregnancy. Causes of diabetes during pregnancy Gestational diabetes mellitus – a violation of carbohydrate….

Why do I need a blood glucose meter for a type 1 diabetes patient?

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Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the sugar level rises. Fortunately, at present this disease can be kept under control, which allows patients to lead a practically normal life. However, one main condition must be observed – it is very important to regularly monitor blood sugar levels and take timely measures to reduce or….

Diabetes in adolescents: the role of parents and doctors

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It is not always easy to control the course of diabetes even for an adult, but if it is adolescents who have recently detected this disease, the task becomes even more difficult. For many reasons, it can be difficult for a child to independently control their blood sugar, monitor their health, and spend a lot of time on….

The relationship of diabetes with heart disease

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Diabetes mellitus is recognized by the World Health Organization as a non-infectious epidemic capable of disabling and claiming many lives a year. In diabetes mellitus, the vascular bed is damaged throughout. This does not happen with any other pathology. The main cause of death for this disease are cardiovascular diseases: myocardial infarction, heart failure. Risk factors for heart….

Insulin in children with type 1 diabetes: insulin pump

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Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM-1), insulin dependent, is typical for children of different ages and adolescents. Its development is associated with autoimmune aggression of the body in relation to its own pancreatic islet cells, which synthesize insulin to provide cells with glucose and regulate the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood plasma. To correct hyperglycemia, children….

Gangrene as a complication of diabetes

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Diabetes mellitus is a disease that takes hundreds and thousands of lives every year. The most dangerous complications of this disease: among them quite often diabetic gangrene, which is a severe form of diabetic foot syndrome. According to statistics, gangrene occurs in 30-35% of patients. At the same time, about 10% of them need an operation to ampute….