By Umesh Masharani

ISBN-10: 0071477950

ISBN-13: 9780071477956

ISBN-10: 0071593896

ISBN-13: 9780071593892

Your crucial consultant to figuring out and dealing with diabetes

If you or a person with regards to you has diabetes and also you have to research extra concerning the disorder, its issues, and its remedies, assistance is right here. Diabetes Demystified explains the factors of diabetes, the variations among sort 1 and kind 2, and the way diabetes could be successfully managed.

Written by way of a physician focusing on diabetes, this ebook is helping you establish the simplest remedy plan to your wishes and comprehend the several medicinal drugs which are on hand. you can find very important info on daily administration, nutrition, food, workout, and weight-loss. this useful advisor additionally contains particular innovations for kids, the aged, and pregnant ladies with diabetes.

This easy-to-understand consultant offers:

  • Advice for assembling a remedy group and help network
  • An evaluation of assorted diabetes medications
  • Steps for fighting issues from diabetes
  • Details on hypoglycemia
  • Important info on meals and nutrients
  • Tips for constructing a secure workout program

Straightforward and available, Diabetes Demystified is helping you comprise diabetes care into your lifestyle with out feeling overwhelmed.

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How Do Glucose Levels Harm Cells? Exactly how high glucose levels cause harm to the cells of the body is not known. One theory is that the elevated glucose levels deplete antioxidants in cells. The chemical reactions in the cells cause the release of reactive oxygen species that are neutralized by antioxidants. A deficiency of antioxidants can allow the reactive oxygen species to damage proteins and interfere with chemical reactions of the cells. The obvious question to ask is, What if we take in a lot of antioxidants in our diet—will this prevent the cell injury?

Many times it improves, but sometimes it is permanent, and then it is treated with a leg splint. There is also a rare condition called diabetic amyotrophy, where the injury is to one of the nerves supplying the muscles of the thigh (femoral nerve) and causes severe pain and weakness in the thigh. With good glucose and pain control the symptoms get better over a period of twelve to eighteen months. Occasionally, a person with diabetic peripheral neuropathy has problems sensing the position of a joint (that is, a deficiency in proprioception).

And when it is more than 300, then the condition is called macroalbuminuria. Table 3-2 gives the classification of kidney function using urinary albumin measurements. Creatinine, on the other hand, is a chemical in the bloodstream that is released by muscles and removed from the body by the kidneys. The kidneys are quite efficient at removing the creatinine, and the blood creatinine level does not go up until the kidney damage is significant. Table 3-2 Classification of Kidney Function Using Urinary Albumin Measurements Kidney Function Normal Early kidney failure: microalbuminuria Severe kidney failure: macroalbuminuria Amount of Albumin in First Morning Urine Sample (mg/gram creatinine) Less than 30 30–300 More than 300 DID YOU KNOW?

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