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.
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A research study of the Mexican-American population over age 40 found that the rate of diabetes in this group is 20 percent – almost twice that of non-Hispanic Whites – and that 15 percent of those with diabetes did not know that they had the disease before their participation in the study.
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.
Diabetes 101: Over time, high blood sugar can harm the nerves in your body.
Diabetes 101: Scientists do not know what causes diabetic neuropathy, but several factors are likely to contribute to the disorder.
The latest report from the NIH-sponsored EDIC study demonstrates that high blood glucose levels play a role in the development of atherosclerosis, putting people with diabetes at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
If you have numbness or pain in your hands and feet and don’t know why, you may have peripheral neuropathy. But if you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of this often debilitating disease. A new national survey reveals that, when asked, only 7 percent of adults said they knew about peripheral neuropathy.
Say the word gout and some people will think of a bloated“king surveying the remains of a sumptuous feast, wine glass in“hand, swollen foot propped on a pillow–looking for all the world“like the dismal product of a grossly overindulgent life.
The deterioration that characterizes kidney disease of diabetes takes place in and around the glomeruli, the blood-filtering units of the kidneys. Find out what else it involves.
Today, patients take an active role in their health care. You and your doctor will work in partnership to achieve your best possible level of health. An important part of this relationship is good communication. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor to get your discussion started.
Preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of organs for transplantation.
If you have diabetes, you know the disease can harm your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know it can also cause problems in your mouth? People with diabetes have a higher than normal risk of periodontal diseases.
Tell your dentist you have diabetes and ask him or her to show you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Diabetes can cause diabetic kidney disease (also called diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to kidney failure. There’s a lot you can do to take charge and prevent kidney problems. A recent study shows that controlling your blood glucose can prevent or delay the onset of kidney disease. Keeping your blood pressure under control is also important.
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