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|HEALTH EQ: Diabetes
HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE DIABETES?
More than 18 million Americans have diabetes and now it is the sixth leading cause of death in America.The number
of U.S. adults suffered from diabetes in U.S. has increased 61% since 1991. There is also a report that it is
associated with liver cancer.
Message from HealthDesigns International on Feb 18, 2005.
|BESIDE "BODY MASS INDEX", what "simple measurement" can be used to
predict whether you will develop type 2 diabetes?
Dr. Youfa Wang, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed data
collected from 27,000 men and they found men with larger waists or higher BMI
were both at greater risk for type 2 diabetes than slimmer men. Those with largest
waist size, 40 inches and above, were up to 12 times more likely to have type 2
WaMen with larger waists prone to diabetes: study, CBS News, March 21, 2005.
|What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes Type 1 is know as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, which is also called
juvenile-onset-diabetes. Type 1 usually occurs during childhood or early adulthood.
It is related to infection and immune response. While, Diabetes Type 2 is usually
related to over-weight, older individuals. The symptoms can be subsided by a proper
Diabetes and Nutrition - What Can you Control to Reduce Diabetic Problems, Health Care Guide Khalsa News
|What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic Neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes. The symptoms
include numbness and pain in their limbs. Nerve damage can also lead to
indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, bladder infections and
impotence.The damage may be related to the high blood glucose.
Diabetic Neuropathy - Some Treatment and Cures for Diabetes, Health Care Articles Khalsa News Network
|What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic Retinopathy is the damage to the retina during the development of
diabetes. It leads to impaired vision or even blindness. The signs of diabetic
retinopathy include blurred vision, floaters, retinal detachment and sudden loss of
vision. The common treatment is laser surgery.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Fighting with Diabetes, Cures for Diabetes, Health Care Guide Khalsa News Network.
|What is Diabetic Insipidus?
Most Diabetic Insipidus develops in early childhood. It is characterized by intense
thirst and output of diluted urine, due to under-production of antidiuretic hormone
or the fact that kidney has no response to the antidiuretic hormone. Diabetic
Insipidus is not related to Diabetes Mellitus.
What is Diabetes Insipidus? Health Care Guide Khalsa News Network. 3/24/2005.
|What tremendous breakthroughs have doctors made recently in the
treatment of diabetes, particularly type 1?
It is the islet cell transplant. Insulin producing cells were extracted from a donor
pancreas and were put in patient's liver through a 2-inch incision. The cells then
/Islet Transplantation for Patients suffered from Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Zhion, March 2005.