Diabetes Complications Blogs

Beware of Liver Disease

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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A Sweet Solution for Treating Diabetes Complications

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

White table sugar, poured into diabeteic wounds and wrapped up with an occlusive dressing, has been used to dress open wounds for at least 5,000 years. In fact, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used honeyto treat open wounds and burns.

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People Living With Diabetes at Increased Risk of Nutritional Deficiency

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Last Reviewed 08/17/2015

The diabetic condition causes dramatic increases in urination as the kidneys attempt to get rid of excess glucose. Along with excess glucose, however, massive amounts of water-soluble vitamins and minerals are also lost, and this leaves patientsto suffer the inevitable consequences of massive nutritional deficiencies.

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Managing Diabetes Side Effects With Infrared Light Therapy

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Last Reviewed 08/17/2015

Infrared light therapy delivers pulses of special wavelengths of light through the skin directly to injured tissues. Though the light itself is invisible, its effects are readily apparent: enhanced blood flow, improved sensation, regeneration of tissues, and pain relief.

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Three Natural Ways to Manage Diabetic Neuropathy

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Diabetic neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that affects many people living with diabetes.  In addition to being quite painful, it can also be debilitating.  Fortunately, there are three effective, natural remedies to treat this common diabetes complication.

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Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When sugar or honey is packed on top of and inside of an open wound, it dissolves in the fluid exuding from the wound, creating a highly concentrated medium. Bacteria cannot exist in this environment, and infection is dramatically curbed. 

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Diabetes and Glaucoma

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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 Retinopathy

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Retinopathy is one of the more serious diabetes complications that affects the eyes—and the longer you’ve been living with diabetes, the higher your risk of developing this condition. 

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Diabetes and Cataracts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

People with diabetes are at particular risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can progress to serious scarring of the liver. Learn how to protect yourself.

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Nourish Your Nerves

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Two Supplements for Eye Health

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Last Reviewed 02/22/2014

Learn more about two supplements for eye health recommended by Dr. Julian Whitaker to protect against diabetic complications like retinopathy and cataracts.

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