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What Is HHNS?

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome, better known as HHNS, is a very serious condition. Normally, HHNK develops inside of people at an older age. This condition usually develops inside of people with type 2 diabetes, but people with...

What Should I Expect at My Eye Exam?

Most doctors suggest that people get an eye exam at least once a year if they have diabetes. An eye doctor will be able to give you a dilated eye exam and check for diseases that might be developing such as diabetic retinopathy, DME, glaucoma...

What Should I Know About Diabetic Eye...

People with diabetes are likely to develop an eye disease due to high blood sugar levels. Two very common diseases are diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, DME. Cataract and Glaucoma are also diabetic eye diseases that can...

The Three Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that causes damage to the retina due to consistently high amounts of blood sugar inside of the body. Retinopathy can cause blurry vision, spots, and even blindness if not treated. It is preventable, and to...

Help! I Keep Waking Up Hungry!

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night starving? It seems like you need to eat right away in order to get back to sleep. Why does this happen? This is a normal reaction due to low blood sugar. Since you are going a long period of time...

Alzheimer’s

How Does My Sugar Intake and Lifestyle...

In 2013, data showed that 5.2 million people in the United States had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is currently the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists predict that Alzheimer’s will triple by the year...

Can I Go on a Low-Carb Diet?

A frequently asked question of doctors is what kind of diet should I be on to manage my diabetes? Can I go on a low-carbohydrate diet? These questions come from several different places. All of us want to eat and live healthy lifestyles...

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that causes “progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye” (AOA, 2009). Just like with diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy develops...

How to Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain

Around 60% to 70% of people with diabetes develop neuropathy (Dyck, 2013). This damage to the nerves can cause tingling in areas such as arms, legs, fingers, toes, hands, and feet. It is common for people to have nerve pain. So, how can we take...

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