Diabetes Complications Blogs

Beware of Liver Disease

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease afflicts roughly one in four Americans, and it is not caused by alcohol or a virus. It is caused by obesity and insulin resistance—and at least half of all type 2 diabetics are affected.

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Heal Diabetic Ulcers With Sugar

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When white sugar or honey is packed on top of and inside an open wound, it dissolves in the fluid exuding from the wound and creates a hyperosmotic, or highly concentrated medium in which bacteria cannot exist. This curbs infection.

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Treatments to Defeat Diabetic Neuropathy

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If you or someone you know is dealing with diabetic neuropathy, you are aware just how painful and debilitating this condition can be. The numbness, discomfort, and loss of sensation in the extremities isn’t just inconvenient—it can cause real problems.

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

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Few people flirting with borderline elevated blood sugar levels realize how important it is to get this situation under control right away. Most folks are unaware of the many diabetic complications, and that this disease is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations.

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Diabetes and Glaucoma

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People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing more severe forms of glaucoma because, in addition to the damage to nerves and blood vessels in the eye caused by uncontrolled blood sugar levels, abnormal eye pressure related to glaucoma causes additional problems.

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Diabetes and Cataracts

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If you have type 2 diabetes, you are at a much higher risk of developing cataracts. Part of the reason for the increased risk relates to how cataracts are formed in the first place. 

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Nourish Your Nerves

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There are a number of alternative treatments for diabetes that can help prevent nerve damage, including a few key supplements I know are effective. Let's take a look at them.

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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A primary reason for the upsurge in kidney disease is our epidemic of diabetes. One-quarter to one-third of people with this condition develop diabetic nephropathy, which is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease.

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