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How Do I Know If I Am Having a Stroke?

People with diabetes are 1.5 times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes (ADA, 2014). Not only that, but a lot of conditions associated with diabetes also raise the risk of having a stroke. Therefore, this should be one of...

Preventing Amputation in Your Diabetes...

According to the American Diabetes Association, the ADA, “People with diabetes are far more likely to have a foot or leg amputated than other people” (ADA, 2016). A lot of people have foot complications due to diabetes. This makes it...

High Blood Pressure: The Diabetic Epidemic

High blood pressure is present in 1 out of every 3 Americans (ADA, 2014). Diabetes effects almost 30 million Americans. Over 86 million people have prediabetes in the United States. Why does this matter? Why should someone with diabetes or...

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Preventing High Blood Pressure

Diabetes is a disease that affects the effectiveness of insulin in converting glucose into energy. This can cause things such as high or low blood sugar levels. Normally, people with diabetes have to take medications in order to keep their...

Ketoacidosis

DKA and Diabetes

When I first heard of diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA, I did not have a clue what it meant. Ketoacidosis is such an intimidating word. As a huge fan of language, I instantly started breaking it down. The root word, acid, is important to look at. It...

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Type 2 Diabetes and the Genetic Connection

Is type 2 diabetes genetic? It’s a thought that crosses over our minds every time one of our relatives become diagnosed. Am I in trouble? We think about this when we discover the possible conditions and disorder that can occur. According to...

Type 1

The Genetic Link with Type 1 Diabetes

A person with type 1 diabetes has white blood cells that attack islets, cells that produce insulin, because they read them as a foreign substance per the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, DRIF (DRIF, 2016). This is a rare disorder that...

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How to Treat Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus can be triggered by a multitude of causes. Overall, diabetes insipidus is a disorder related to the kidneys and parts of the brain that signal how much fluid to filter. Someone with the condition has kidneys that filters too...

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Four Types of Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is caused by the kidneys not balancing fluids in the body properly. They will produce more urine, 3-20 quarts a day (Young, 2015). This will cause extreme thirst for people that suffer from this condition. There are four main...

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