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  1. Diabetes complications Diabetes complications
    Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Those with diabetes are at high risk for a number of complications. See also: Diabetes Gestational diabetes Metabolic syndrome Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes Causes Insulin is a hormone made by the pa...
  2. Diabetes diet - gestational Diabetes diet - gestational
    Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Pregnant women with gestational diabetes tend to have larger babies at birth. This can increase the chance of problems at the time of delivery. This article discusses the diet recommendations for ...
  3. Diabetes diet - type 1 Diabetes diet - type 1
    The American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association have developed specific dietary guidelines for people with diabetes. This article focuses on diet guidelines for people with type 1 diabetes. See also: Diabetes diet - type 2 Diabetes diet - gestational Function If you ha...
  4. Diabetes diet - type 2 Diabetes diet - type 2
    The American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association have developed specific dietary guidelines for people with diabetes. This article focuses on diet recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes. See also: Diabetes diet - type 1 Diabetes diet - gestational diabetes Func...
  5. Diabetes education Diabetes education
    Diabetes education is a crucial part of a treatment plan. Diabetes education focuses on ways to incorporate disease management principles into your daily life and minimize your dependence on a health care provider. Diabetes educators have identified three levels of diabetes education: Basic diseas...
  6. Diabetes foot care Diabetes foot care
    If you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves (See: Diabetic neuropathy). This, in turn, may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. You may not notice a foot injury until severe damage or infection develops. Diabet...
  7. Diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus
    Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to conserve water. Causes Diabetes insipidus (DI) is an uncommon condition that occurs when the kidneys are unable to conserve water as they perform their function of filtering blood. The amount of water conserved is controlled by an...
  8. Diabetes insipidus - central Diabetes insipidus - central
    Central diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that involves extreme thirst and excessive urination. See also: Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic Causes Central diabetes insipidus occurs when the body has too little of the hormone vasopressin. Vasopressin limits the amount of urine the body produce...
  9. Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic
    Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a disorder in which a defect in the small tubes (tubules) in the kidneys causes a person to pass a large amount of urine. The tubules allow water to be removed from the body or reabsorbed. See also: Diabetes insipidus - central Causes Nephrogenic diabetes insipidu...
  10. Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome
    Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is a complication of type 2 diabetes that involves extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels without the presence of ketones. Ketones are byproducts of fat breakdown. Causes Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome is a condition of: Extreme...
  11. Diabetic ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis
    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source because the body has no insulin or not enough insulin, and fat is used instead. Byproducts of fat breakdown, called ketones, build up in the body. Causes People with type 1 diab...
  12. Diabetic nephropathy Diabetic nephropathy
    Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage that results as a complication of diabetes. See also: Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes Risk factors for diabetes Chronic kidney disease Causes The exact cause of diabetic nephropathy is unknown, but it is believed that uncontrolled high bloo...
  13. Diabetic neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy
    Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, in which nerves are damaged as a result of high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Causes People with diabetes commonly develop temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue. Nerve injuries are caused by decreased blood flow and high blood ...
  14. Diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy
    Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the eye's retina that occurs with long-term diabetes. See also: Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes Causes Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to blood vessels of the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. It changes light an...
  15. Diagnostic laparoscopy Diagnostic laparoscopy
    Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient's abdomen or pelvis, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, small bowel, large bowel, appendix, liver, and gallbladder. How the Test is Performed The procedure is usually ...