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Diabetes Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

  1. Diabetic Neuropathy - Introduction

    WebMD explains how those with diabetes should read food labels to determine if a food is healthy or not.

  2. Diabetic Neuropathy - Symptoms

    Prediabetes is most often a silent condition with no symptoms. However, certain risk factors, such as obesity or lack of exercise, may put you at a higher risk of developing prediabetes. If you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes-which are similar to the risk factors for type 2 diabetes-ask your health professional whether you should be tested. ...

  3. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    If high blood sugar levels have damaged nerves that go to your skin, you may sweat less, and your skin may become dry and cracked. Damaged skin becomes infected more easily when you have diabetes. To prevent skin problems and allow for early treatment of any problems that develop, each day:Inspect your skin, especially on your feet, between your toes, and around your fingernails and toenails. Watch for redness, cuts, scrapes, calluses, or blisters.Keep your skin folds—such as in your groin or under your breasts—dry. Moist areas increase the risk of infection.Dry the area between your toes well after bathing.Use a bath soap that has a moisturizer added. Use soap only as needed (on your feet, underarms, and groin). Avoid using deodorant soaps and antibacterial soaps, which may dry your skin.If your skin is dry, do not use bubble baths. Use a bath oil instead.To prevent dryness and injury:Use a home humidifier during cold weather and in dry climates.Use a moisturizer after you bathe,

  4. C-Peptide

    A C-peptide test measures the level of this peptide in the body. It is generally found in amounts equal to insulin.

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Blood vessel and nerve damage associated with diabetes can lead to serious infections that are extremely difficult to treat. Often the first place you have a problem is your feet. When you lose the ability to feel your toes and feet,you are more likely to injure them without knowing it. Even a minor injury,such as a small cut,can develop into an ulcer and a serious infection. Infections of ...

  6. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Diabetes: Living With an Insulin Pump

  7. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Diabetes can affect the body's immune system,impairing the ability of white blood cells to come to the site of an infection,stay in the infected area,and kill microorganisms. Because of the buildup of plaque in blood vessels associated with diabetes,areas of infection may receive a poor blood supply,further decreasing the body's ability to fight infections and heal wounds. Common ...

  8. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Many over-the-counter medicines can affect the blood sugar level of people with diabetes. Some should be used with caution and some should be avoided. Follow all instructions on the label. If you give medicine to your baby,follow your doctor’s advice about what amount to give. When you have a minor illness (such as a cold or the flu) and need a nonprescription medicine,talk with your doctor ...

  9. Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes

    Drug details for Sulfonylureas for type 2 diabetes.

  10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Glomerular filtration is the process by which the kidneys filter the blood,removing excess wastes and fluids. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a calculation that determines how well the blood is filtered by the kidneys,which is one way to measure remaining kidney function. Glomerular filtration rate is usually calculated using a mathematical formula that compares a person's size,age,sex,...

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