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Salt in Children’s Diets: Are You Part of the Problem?

Ten common types of foods contributed more than 40% of the sodium eaten by children. Have you been serving high-sodum foods without even realizing it? Find out where the salt is coming from, who it's affecting most, and what you can do to cut back on it.

Complications of Diabetes

Too much sugar in the blood for a long time causes diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, teeth, heart and blood vessels. Diabetes problems can be scary, but there is a lot you can do to prevent them or slow them down. This area provides information about the problems caused by diabetes and the things you can do to help prevent or minimize them.




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Diabetes and Urologic Problems

Bladder dysfunction can have a profound effect on quality of life. Diabetes can damage the nerves that control bladder function in men and women.

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Not for Your Eyes Only

In our aging population, more and more older adults will find their independence prematurely ended as eye disease removes their ability to drive, read and pursue favorite hobbies. Two new studies offer hope that healthy eating patterns that may protect our eyes.

Diagnosis of Diabetic Neuropathy

Neuropathy is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and a physical exam. During the exam, the doctor may check blood pressure and heart rate, muscle strength, reflexes, and sensitivity to position, vibration, temperature, or a light touch.

Where Diabetic Patients With Chest Pains Should Be Treated

Diabetic patients with chest pain who have more than one other common risk factor for heart attack should be considered for direct admission for a complete cardiac work-up, bypassing a period of Chest Pain Unit (CPU) observation, according to a new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers.

Don’t lose sight of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes 101: Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.

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