Cognitive and Physical Disabilities and Age – related Complications of Diabetes

Cognitive and Physical Disabilities and Age - related Complications of Diabetes

Just when you thought you knew about every complication of diabetes, we read about another, and here we share with you some information that you will want to discuss with your physician or your loved one with diabetes. Although we have brought you research about cognitive decline and diabetes before, this article spells out the … Read moreCognitive and Physical Disabilities and Age – related Complications of Diabetes

Diabetic Nephropathy

diabetic nephropathy and nephrotic syndrome

When one is diagnosed with diabetes, the long and short-term complications loom large over all of us. This month we discuss renal disease because diabetes has become the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in both the US and Europe. We presume that all of you with diabetes are screened for microalbuminuria annually … Read moreDiabetic Nephropathy

Diabetes and Osteoporosis

diabetes mellitus in osteoporosis and bone fractures

When we think about long term complications of diabetes, Osteoporosis is not one that comes to mind right away. When we first read the article in Clinical Diabetes by Diane L. Chau, M.D. and Steven V. Edelman, M.D., we decided that you needed to understand your risk factors for developing this public health problem. First, … Read moreDiabetes and Osteoporosis

Diabetes And Dental Problems

diabetes and dental problems

It has long been known that having diabetes increases the risk of severe periodontal disease. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetics are more likely to develop periodontal disease than well-controlled diabetics are. Studies conclude that poorly controlled diabetics respond differently to bacterial plaque at the gum line than well-controlled diabetics and non-diabetics. Poorly controlled diabetics have … Read moreDiabetes And Dental Problems

Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes – Part 2

musculoskeletal complications of diabetes

Last article we discussed complications of the hands and shoulders. Now topic we examine complications of the feet, muscles, skeleton, and osteoarthritis. As we shared last month, diabetes can affect the musculoskeletal system in a variety of ways. These complications are most often seen in patients with a long-standing history of type 1 diabetes, but … Read moreMusculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes – Part 2

Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes: Part 1

Musculoskeletal Manifestations Of Diabetes Mellitus

Every month we examine a long or short term complication of diabetes so that you can better understand how to live a healthy active life. Please use these articles to help you make your doctor’s appointment more profitable for you and your family. The more you know the more information you will come away with … Read moreMusculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes: Part 1

Diabetes and Eye Disease

Diabetes and Eye Disease

The American Diabetes Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have advised that for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes between the ages of up to 30 years of age, the recommended time of the first eye exam is five years after the onset of the disease, and routine minimum follow-up should be continued … Read moreDiabetes and Eye Disease