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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 […]

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Diabetic Nephropathy

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 […]

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Diabetes and Osteoporosis

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, […]

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Diabetes And Skin Problems

Everyone knows about the major long and short term complications of diabetes. But, when I first got my insulin pump, I discovered what many of my patients were aware of, and that is that skin conditions come with having diabetes. I can remember saying to the trainer that I could not have a fungal infection […]

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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 […]

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Depression and Diabetes

Depression and diabetes is the topic of several recent studies which we want to examine here so that you as an informed medical consumer can best take care of yourself and others you love. The impact of depression on the person with diabetes is significant. An article in the Archives of Internal Medicine by Ciechanowski, […]

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Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes – Part 2

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 […]

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Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes: Part 1

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 […]

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Diabetes and Early Menopause

Over the years that we have been writing this web site, we have shared many articles in this spot about the effects of diabetes on our bodies. Also, over the years we have received many questions about these effects on both the sexuality of men and women with diabetes. When we came across an excellent […]

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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 […]