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The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes can cause several different diseases such as DKA, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, skin problems, and even strokes. Did you know it can damage your mouth as well? Diabetes increases your risk of getting gum...

Diabetic nephropathy

Symptoms of Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy is the number one cause of kidney failure today. This disease is caused by damage to blood cells that are processing fluids inside of the kidneys. If someone is able to keep their blood sugar levels under control, they are...

The Big Risk Factors of Developing Heart...

People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. There is strong evidence of a link between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Two out of every three people that have diabetes will die due to heart disease...

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...

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