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Diabetes Health Tricks
No magic bullet can stop our epidemic of type 2 diabetes, but certain supplements may help cut risk and alleviate symptoms. (Alpha-lipoic Acid, Neuropathy, High Triglycerides, Insulin)

Using Herbs to Manage High Blood Sugar
Sustainable blood sugar control is critical to a diabetic patient’s health over time. Often, as a diabetic patient ages, insulin-reducing medications begin to lose their effectiveness. Treatment with herbs, along with carefully controlled nutrition and daily exercise, can help diabetic patients keep blood sugar levels under control over the long term. (Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Pterocarpus marsupium, High Blood Sugar)

Alpha Lipoic Acid
A little known but extremely powerful antioxidant nutrient is available in supplemental form called alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid appears to be a wonder nutrient and it seems to work particularly well in diabetic patients. (Alpha Lipoic Acid, Diabetes Research, Diabetic Complications, Neuropathy)

Diabetes-Related Heart Problems
Diabetes is only one factor that increases a person's risk for heart disease. Other factors include smoking, high cholesterol (high triglycerides), low HDL (or "good" cholesterol), being overweight, high blood pressure, your age, being male, and having a family history of heart disease.  Awareness of diabetes symptoms (diabetic symptoms) can go far in preventing the complications of diabetes. (diabetis)

Type 2 Review
If you've  become accustomed to the blood sugar roller coaster unleashed by refined sugars and processed foods, you've probably had fleeting thoughts about the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. Perhaps other factors also put you at risk for diabetes. But you should know that relatively simple lifestyle modifications can prevent type 2 diabetes. ( Diabetic Risk Factors, Diabetic Symptoms, Preventing Diabetes)

Understanding Insulin Resistance
In people with type 1 diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body's own immune system and can no longer produce any insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the problem is somewhat more complex. The pancreas produces insulin-sometimes more than normal. But the insulin doesn't work properly. The result is the same: the sugar remains in the blood in high concentrations, setting you up for a number of health problems. ( Diabetic Symptoms, blood sugar levels, Syndrome X)

Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a disorder that causes the patient to produce tremendous quantities of urine. The massively increased urine output is usually accompanied by intense thirst. (Diabetic Symptom, Diabetes Information )

Diabetic Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Don't ignore high blood sugar. All the long-term complications of diabetes (diabeties) are believed to result from prolonged periods of high blood sugar or poor control of blood sugar levels. Diabetes information from Dr. Richard Bernstein's book on new approaches to diabetes treatment. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetes symptoms of high blood sugar may include confusion, headache,tingling to the fingers or tongue, buzzing in the ears, elevated pulse, unusual hunger and trembling hands.

Caring For Your Feet - Diabetic Symptoms
Proper foot care can be primary importance for those with diabetes. You can prevent diabetic complications such as amputation by following these valuable guidelines.

Omega-3 Acids Thought To Benefit Dry-Eye Patients
Omega-3 acids may help alleviate some of your dry-eye patients’ symptoms. (Dry Eye)

Saw Palmetto For Prostate Disorders
Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. (Prostate Disorders, BPH, Enlarged Prostate)

Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Peripheral Neuropathy
There are probably more studies attesting to the benefits of  alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) for dealing with peripheral neuropathy than studies for any other nutrient. ALA is known as a "universal antioxidant." In addition to its remarkable abilities as a natural antioxidant, it is noted for protecting nerves from oxidative damage and inflammation. (preventing neuropathy, diabetic nutrition)

ADA Survey Finds Lack of Neuropathy Awareness
A new national survey commissioned by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reveals that, while the majority of people with diabetes experience symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) -- only a small minority have been diagnosed with this condition. And, a staggering 56% of patients have never even heard of diabetic neuropathy. (neuropathy symptoms, diabetes care, diabetes statistics)

Antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy.  (Neuropathy and Diabetic Complications)

Hard To Digest
Diabetes related nerve damage can cause mild to severe digestive problems. Neuropathy most commonly affects the arms and legs, but for around half of those who have diabetes, the digestive system is the affected area. Signs, symptoms and dietary solutions are discussed. (diabetic neuropathy, reflux, diabetes meal planning)
 
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diagnosis (DY-ug-NO-sis)
the determination of a disease from its signs and symptoms.

ketonuria (key-toe-NUH-ree-ah)
a condition occurring when ketones are present in the urine, a warning sign of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Kussmaul breathing (KOOS-mall)
the rapid, deep, and labored breathing of people who have diabetic ketoacidosis.

ketosis (ke-TOE-sis)
a ketone buildup in the body that may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis. Signs of ketosis are nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

diabetic retinopathy (REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
diabetic eye disease; damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. Loss of vision may result.
 
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