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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.
Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing today due to increasing obesity and the sedentary lifestyle of many of today’s youth. It can be difficult to diagnose because the individual may present with clinical symptoms similar to type 1 diabetes.
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.
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.
Type 2 diabetes in childhood presents frustrating puzzles to researchers and clinicians.
The effect of regular physical exercise alone on metabolic control in NIDDM is quite variable and frequently of small magnitude. Greater improvement in glucose homeostasis can usually be obtained by weight loss. Despite the relatively small impact of exercise demonstrated to date, regular physical exercise may be a therapeutic component supplementing diet in selected patients.
Women with diabetes can have healthy babies, but it takes planning ahead and effort. Pregnancy can make both high and low blood glucose levels happen more often. It can make diabetic eye disease and diabetic kidney disease worse. High glucose levels during pregnancy are dangerous for the baby, too.
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