Ketoacidosis

Ketones are acids that build up in your blood supply and are a warning sign youre your diabetes is not under control. It shows up in urine when you are not getting the needed amount of insulin. Ketones poison your body and ketoacidosis is the result of too many ketones in your urine. Ketoacidosis is both dangerous and life threatening. This complication rarely happens in people with Type 2 diabetes, but does pose a serious problem for those who have Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Symptoms

For Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, there are many signs in common. Fatigue is one cause for worry. Fatigue indicates that the body is not using glucose for fuel efficiently. The body will switch over to burning the fat in the body as its fuel source. This causes the body to use more energy and the result is continuous tiredness. If you experience unexplained weight loss, even though you are eating the right amounts of food, and even more, you may not be processing the calories.

Hemorrhoids and Injection Sclerotherapy

If you are experiencing bleeding or pain from hemorrhoids, it is easy to look into the various procedures and surgeries that are available to you. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you can get back to normal activities. One of your options is known as injection sclerotherapy. This specific procedure may be a good option for those looking to get rid of their hemorrhoids. Injection sclerotherapy is preferred for treating hemorrhoids that are smaller and in the internal rectum area.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes occurs during the time of pregnancy. Changing hormones and weight gain makes it hard for the body to keep up with insulin needs. In the past, it has been seen as a disease that wasnt damaging and usually disappeared after the birth of the baby. However, now it is considered a warning sign for both the mother and the baby of metabolic changes that may affect them for life.

Type 2 Diabetes

When the body does not respond properly to insulin, Type 2 Diabetes results. The majority of people with diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes. (Also known as Mature Onset Diabetes) This form of diabetes usually occurs in people aged over 30 years, but it can occur in overweight teenagers and even young children with a family history of diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a rapidly increasing problem in the “western world”, which if unchecked will lead to massive healthcare burdens.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes develops when the pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin injections are necessary to treat Type 1 Diabetes. (Also known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes) Type 1 Diabetes occurs in about 10-15% of all cases of diabetes. It usually occurs in people under the age of 30, but can happen at any age. Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the bodys own immune system attacks and destroys the islet cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, and, since these cells produce insulin, this attach reduces the level of insulin in the blood.

Definition of Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition whereby the body is not able to regulate levels of glucose (a sugar) in the blood, resulting in too much glucose being present in the blood. The word Diabetes was coined by Aretaeus (81133 CE) of Cappadocia. The word is derived from the Greek diabanein, which literally means “passing through” or “siphon”, a reference to one of the main symptoms of Diabetes - excessive urine discharge.

Lazy Eye Problems - Amblyopia

Most people can identify Lazy Eye when they see it in someone, but how many know anything about the condition? Lazy Eye, another name for the eye condition amblyopia, occurs mainly in children. It essentially results when one eye has more superior vision than the other eye. When you see lazy eye in an adult, it is probably the consequence of childhood amblyopia that was untreated. If not treated, vision will not continue to develop correctly in the lazy eye, the brain will start to disregard input from the eye with the poorer vision, with the outcome that the eye become even worse.