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….

Diagnosis – diabetes: what needs to be learned from the doctor?

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If a patient has diabetes, he always has a lot of questions that need to be answered. Moreover, the information should be as complete and accurate as possible so that there are no complications of the disease due to improper treatment or lifestyle. With all questions it is worth contacting   the doctor, so that the specialist accurately assesses….

Diabetes disease

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Disease diabetes is primarily detected by the level of sugar in the blood: it is elevated (hyperglycemia). Among the causes of diabetes are heredity, overweight, nerve shocks, diseases leading to a decrease in insulin production, for example,   pancreatitis, viral infections. With diabetes mellitus, pancreatic malfunction occurs, which is responsible for insulin production. As a result of this hormone is….

Encephalopathy on the background of diabetes

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Diabetic encephalopathy is a pathological condition caused by diffuse degenerative changes in the brain area. The main cause of the development of this disease is long-lasting diabetes. To date, this pathology is usually attributed to dyscirculatory disorders. In other words, changes in the brain result from a slowly progressive violation of the cerebral circulation. The prognosis for diabetic encephalopathy….

Herbal medicine for diabetes

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It’s no secret that   diabetes   impossible to cure. It remains only to maintain the required level of glucose in the blood, watching their diet and taking sugar-reducing drugs in time. Herbal medicine takes the last place in the treatment of this disease, enhancing the therapeutic effect of traditional medicines and alleviating the patient’s condition. What herbs can help with this….

Pregnancy and diabetes: what does a woman need to know?

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The current level of medicine allows a woman with full control of diabetes to carry out pregnancy planning and bear, give birth to children. But it is important to know that it is necessary to frequently check the amount of sugar in the blood, to eat right and to monitor the metered loads in order to….