Soda and sugary drinks consumption can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. An individual who consumes at least one soda a day may have a 26 percent greater risk of developing diabetes compared with an individual who rarely drinks soda.
Dr. Rozalina McCoy, from the Mayo Clinic, says taking too many medications to control blood sugar levels may bring down sugar levels to dangerously low levels. Complications with low sugar levels may lead an individual to dizziness and coma.
Dr. Soo Jung Park, a senior scientist in Korea Basic Science Institute in Seoul, says insulin producing pancreatic beta cells will die because of the high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Hyperglycemia increases TSPAN2 protein levels which cause the death of beta cells. Targeting treatment for TSPAN2 protein can stop pancreatic beta cell death and can prevent an individual from diabetes.
Diabetic foot is one type of complication found in patients with diabetes. Problems with foot may hospitalize a patient. Earlier studies indicated 15 times higher risk of gangrene (a major health complication) in patients with diabetes. Diabetes leads to nerve damage (gangrene), blood vessel damage (angiopathy) and infection. The patient may lose foot sensations. The patient may not feel pains due to cut or injury to legs. These problems lead to the formation of the ulcer as an individual walks. Patients know the problem when it reaches the severe stage. Amputation is the only solution if these infected ulcers are not prevented or treated properly. Patients affected with diabetes should consult doctor periodically for a possible foot problem. A patient with diabetes should understand that absence of symptoms does not indicate feet are healthy.
Russian researcher Dmitri Davydov believes that non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes disease (T2D) can be cured by regulating physical and mental activity. The brain is the main consumer of glucose. Without mental activity, the patient may not get relief from diabetes even if he performs physical activity. If the patient's brain is genetically more active and if it remains inactive, the brain may not consume desired glucose. The tissues accumulate glycated hemoglobin. If the genes are oriented for more physical activity and the patient is not doing it, then muscles do not consume desired glucose. The consequence for either genetically "smart" (more thinking) or "active" (more physically active) will be different. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patient may get following complications
To prevent diabetes, research suggests
Research suggests diagnostic methods should be different for "smart" and "active" categories.
Dr. Karima Shmila, a consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology says diabetes during pregnancy period is called Gestational Diabetes (GD) and it can cause severe problems to mother and child. GD generally occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy and women may get relief from diabetes after birth if she acquires diseases. Sometimes, GD complication may lead to hypertension and existence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) even after pregnancy. If the Gestational Diabetes (GD) is not controlled, the child may get complications like
Women should consult the doctor immediately during pregnancy if her medical history suggests a risk of diabetes. All women during pregnancy should check sugar levels for the possibility of Gestational Diabetes (GD) before and between 24 and 28 weeks during pregnancy. Women during pregnancy should take right diet and follow proper physical activity program. They should check sugar levels routinely
Prof Chan Siew Pheng, an Endocrinologist consultant says reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is important for diabetes individual. There is no single drug that takes care of both diabetes and heart issues till now. But empagliflozin, once in a day oral medicine used along with diet and exercise. This medicine is available in Malaysia. The single medicine takes care of both diabetes and improves heart health. The advantages of the medicine are
A symptom of coronary heart disease is chest pain. An individual gets chest pain when heart muscles unable to receive oxygen-rich blood. Chest pain is also known as angina or discomfort. This starts like indigestion. Individual may feel pains in arms, back, neck, shoulders and jaws. Emotional stress is the main reason for this problem. Other symptoms are
If the individual is a patient with diabetes, nerves interfere with diabetes signals. An individual may not feel pain and may face a heart attack without pain symptom.
Researchers from Kyoto University found that Vitamin D with quetiapine is less likely to have hyperglycemia. Quetiapine is for the treatment of osteoporosis. Lead author of the study Takuya Nagashima , says Vitamin D on its own can not lower the risk of diabetes but it defends insulin effects of quetiapine.
The number of youngsters acquiring diabetes is increasing due to poor lifestyle and obesity in the younger generation. The common symptoms for diabetes are
75% of the patients with diabetes come under the category of type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to poor lifestyle, increased stress levels and no physical activity. Moderate physical activity helps in normalizing sugar levels and cholesterol. Patient with diabetes can drink lemon water and black tea. He can eat sprouted pulses, salads containing onion, cabbage, cucumber, radish, tomato, whole wheat in moderate quantity, whole pulses, cooked vegetables, fruits, skimmed milk, lean meat, fish, the white portion in egg, almonds and walnuts. The food items totally prohibited are sugar-rich items, honey, puddings, chocolate, glucose, bakery items, grapes, banana, mango, dates, alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, dry fruits, fried items etc.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.