Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes patients produce little or no insulin, therefore causing their blood glucose level to be poorly regulated [1]. Clinically, patients may experience symptoms like [2]: excessive thirstiness, frequent urination, extreme hunger, ... Read Full Answer
Diabetic retinopathy is a complex disease to manage. It is a complication that affects the eyes of diabetic patients. It occurs when blood vessels of the retina are damaged by diabetes. Initially, you may experience none to mild&nb... Read Full Answer
Amputations are required when1. Bones or joints are severely infected such that they will not respond to even long term antibiotics.2. Part of the foot or toes have effectively ‘died’ as in what we call gangrene. If the gangrenous port... Read Full Answer
Having increased thirst and frequent urination can be a symptom of having higher than normal blood sugar level (i.e. diabetes mellitus). Diabetes mellitus is the most common medical cause of increased thirst and frequent urination. It is caused by... Read Full Answer
Diabetes mellitus is caused by insufficient insulin production from the pancreas. This results in high blood glucose levels before and especially after meals. Individuals with diabetes need to modify their diet regimens so that together with incr... Read Full Answer
I would advise your aunt to lower her sugar and carbohydrates intake, and to include whole grains in her meals instead of refined carbohydrates. She can choose wholemeal bread instead of white bread, and brown rice instead of white rice.On top of ... Read Full Answer
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Cupping is a form of TCM treatment which involves the use of heat and glass cups to create a suction force on the skin. This aims to increase the circulation of Qi and Blood, and remove external pathogenic factors like Cold, Heat and Dampness from... Read Full Answer
Pre-diabetes can be seen as the early stage of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is the stage where your blood sugar levels are higher than the normal range but have not reached the diabetic range. It is not a disease on its own, but rather viewed as an incr... Read Full Answer