Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves in the body that occurs due to high blood sugar levels from diabetes. Continue reading
To ensure that Medicare pays for your shoes, you must follow the steps below:
Your treating doctor must complete a certificate of medical necessity for the therapeutic shoes and document the need in your medical records. Do not order anything until you have visited your doctor – no matter what the sales person tells you. Continue reading
Diabetic shoes, sometimes referred to as extra depth or therapeutic shoes, are specially designed shoes, or shoe inserts, intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease. Continue reading
Diabetic coma is a reversible form of coma that is associated with diabetes. It arises mainly as a consequence of diabetes that is left unchecked. There are three variants: ketoacidotic coma, hypoglycemic coma and hyperosmolar coma. The particular symptoms of the diabetic coma depend largely on the conditions that give rise to it, Better Health Channel explains. Treatment options for this condition will therefore vary for the same reasons. Continue reading
Insulin shock refers to the body’s reaction to too little sugar — hypoglycemia — often caused by too much insulin. Diabetic coma refers to a victim of high blood sugar — hyperglycemia — who becomes confused or unconscious.
These terms are confusing, and not because my blood sugar is too high. They don’t have any connection to reality. Indeed, if I was nicknaming medical conditions today, I would switch these. Continue reading
Statistics say that there are more than twenty million people who suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Most doctors claim that this condition doesn’t have any cure so they just prescribe pain medications and anti-depressants to relieve the symptoms.
Blood glucose or blood sugar is the primary energy source of your body’s cells. At normal levels, sugar in the blood is 4-6 mmol/Liter or 70-100 mg/dL. It is at its lowest before you eat in the morning and at its highest when you eat. When a person fails to maintain normal levels of blood sugar, either hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia sets in. This is a condition that is known as Diabetes mellitus. Diabetics need to lower blood sugar fast when it rises all of a sudden. It can be really hard for them to continue what they are doing and feel well the rest of the day. If ever they live alone or happen to be in a place without anyone else, it would be very hard for them to seek immediate medical assistance.
Like any other substance that is present in your body, sugar should be of just the right amount. Sugar is a carbohydrate that your body needs to have energy. If your blood has it in the right levels, then you can go about your day with the right amount of energy. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, sugar in the blood is not regulated very well. There are times that the sugar level will plummet (hypoglycemia) and there are times when it shoots up (hyperglycemia). Hyperglycemia is a condition wherein the other visceral organs are deprived of sugar and the others are practically overloaded with it, particularly the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves.
Gestational diabetes acquires at some stage in pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is the reason of becoming the blood sugar content in high level affecting the pregnancy as well as the health condition of the baby inside the womb. However, mothers-to-be may able to manage gestational diabetes by having healthy diet, doing physical activities regularly and medication, if only required. Healthy pregnancy can be obtained by taking good care of yourself thus making also the baby healthy. Continue reading
The A1c test is used to monitor the glucose control of diabetics over time. The goal of those with diabetes is to keep their blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. This helps to minimize the complications caused by chronically elevated glucose levels, such as progressive damage to body organs like the kidneys, eyes, cardiovascular system, and nerves. The A1c test result give a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last few months. They can help you and your doctor know if the measures you are taking to control your diabetes are successful or need to be adjusted. Continue reading