According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 60% to 70% of diabetes patients develop peripheral nerve damage.
foot disease is a spectrum of disorders involving the cutaneous,
soft-tissue, and osseous structures of the foot.
This sensor-augmented pump monitors moment-to-moment glucose changes.
Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an important part of modern therapy for diabetes mellitus.
This novel medication for treatment of type 2 diabetes
provides an alternative for patients who are not well controlled on
current drug therapy or diet and exercise.
The device measures blood glucose readings every 5 minutes for 7 days.
Foot infection, a common and serious complication of diabetes,
increases the risk of hospitalization, amputation, and death.
Although it is not entirely clear why
diabetes causes nerve damage, it is thought to be a result of poorly
controlled blood glucose over a long period of time.
Sudden cardiac death is an event that can occur in asymptomatic
individuals, as well as in those with advanced cardiovascular disease.
Metabolic consequences of antipsychotic use include weight gain, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia.
Most hypoglycemia is iatrogenic and associated with drug-treated diabetes mellitus.
Young adults with diabetes
are at increased risk for developing psychiatric comorbidities,
including eating disorders, because of the complex nature of chronic
disease management as well as the effects of chronic disease on
Community pharmacists can play an integral role in educating patients
about foot care and in recognizing ulcers that can lead to skin
infections such as cellulitis.
Beyond weight management, these procedures may induce remission of T2DM.
Regular ophthalmic screenings help reduce the risk of this progressive eye disease.
Management of metabolic complications, including diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, in the psychiatric patient is complex.
Based on evolving clinical evidence, the American Diabetes Association modified
primary-prevention aspirin recommendations in 2010 to encompass only
patients with a 10-year cardiovascular risk greater than 10%.
Two conditions that require emergent treatment in pregnant women are severe preeclampsia and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Pharmacists must know which products carry warnings against usage by
individuals with diabetes and be able to counsel patients about which
products are safe.
Counseling, infection control, and treatment, all of which pharmacists
are trained to perform, are of paramount importance.
Peripheral nerve injury is often caused by a microvascular
complication of diabetes.
A major health insurance company and pharmacy chain have partnered to offer patients with type 2 diabetes access to a new diabetes control program.
A relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and dementia is
undeniable, with numerous studies concluding that DM increases the risk
of cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that occurs with pregnancy or is first discovered during pregnancy. GDM, which is the most common metabolic complication associated with pregnancy, imposes risks on both mother and fetus.
By optimizing medication use and reducing the risks of polypharmacy, the pharmacists plays a key role in decreasing morbidity and mortality in this patient population.
In the United States, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is staggering.
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is one of the most common complications of diabetes.
Methadone Effective Against Leukemia In what may be a breakthrough study, Claudia Friesen and colleagues of the Institute of Legal Medicine at the University of Ulm in Germany said study data support the finding that methadone, a drug generally used by drug addicts as a substitute for heroin and other opioid drugs, appears to be a potent killer of resistant leukemia cells.
T ype 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) results from the combination of an insulin-secretory defect and peripheral insulin resistance.
T he American Diabetes Association (ADA) defines diabetes mellitus as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.
The FDA added a boxed warning to the label of Regranex Gel 0.01% (becaplermin)--a topical cream for treating stubborn leg and foot ulcers in diabetic patients--due to increased risk of death from cancer.
Researchers at Duke University have discovered that caffeine taken in even moderate doses could impair glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Two separate research studies suggest that statins may play a role in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes as well as reducing the number of deaths among pneumonia patients.
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When many centenarians are asked about the secret to their longevity, a common answer is "good genes."
Adults with diabetes are at greater risk than those without for dying from heart disease.
Diabetes mellitus, the fifth deadliest disease in the United States, is the result of abnormalities in protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism that manifest as hypergly cemia.
It is impossible to obtain the strong, sweet, and inviting aroma of cinnamon bread and cookies without cinnamon; however, cinnamon is more than just another flavoring agent.
Seeing Red in Cherries May Promote Health Benefits Researchers at the Ohio State University and University of Michigan suggest that the coloring in cherries and other fruits and vegetables may help slow the growth of colon cancer cells or lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
Currently, there are 20.8 million people, or 7% of the U.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) currently affects an estimated 20.8 million people within the United States, with a current worldwide prevalence estimated at 180 million and which is expected to double by 2030.
Diabetes is a major public health problem that affects 7% of the United States population, or 20.8 million people.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic and progressive syndrome characterized by several metabolic factors that eventually lead to hyperglycemia.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Preliminary research published in a recent issue of JAMA suggests that the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids by children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes is associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic islet autoimmunity, which is linked to the development of this disease.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as onset or first recognition of carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy; 1-3 this definition does not encompass women who are known to have diabetes prior to conception.
Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide.
What makes men think they are invincible when it comes to getting sick? That's one of those age-old questions that's right up there with why men don't ask for directions.
According to the CDC's 2003 mortality statistics, the top two causes of death--heart diseases and cancers--accounted for 51% of all deaths, compared with 59% in 1980.
Diabetes Reduces Life Expectancy It is a well-know fact that diabetes can lead to serious health issues, including heart disease, the most common malady.
According to surveys by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, older Americans have high hopes of more drugs being available in the near future.
Obesity has become an epidemic on a global scale and poses one of the biggest concerns to human health and well-being.
In 2005, an estimated 20.8 million people in the United States had diabetes mellitus.