The first Spanish woman with diabetes to complete the 4 Deserts
Bea is the first spanish diabetic woman to finish races like the ‘4 Deserts‘ or ‘The Track‘ in Australia. This 36-year-old catalan was diagnosed with diabetes with only 10. In addition, to being a professional sportsperson, she is a journalist and her pace of activity is very frantic. Continue reading »
Diabetes in numbers
Diabetes is one of those diseases that are more extended than what is thought. This disease, in which blood contents high levels of glucose, that is, sugar, affects to many people the length and breadth of the planet. There are different types of diabetes that can result in different complications for who suffers of it but, in any case, it is a disease that can lead to serious health problems.
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If you discover a wound, treat it immediately
Wounds can suppose a severe problem for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Risk of infection is more habitual for diabetics due to their lower capacity to fight infections. For this reason, it is imperative to know how to properly heal these affections. Continue reading »
Diabetes is a silent disease which goes unnoticed in some occasions. In Spain, almost the half of people with type II diabetes, elderly and adults, do not know that they have it. This general ignorance, either by lack of information or lack of consciousness-raising, it is very dangerous for a good track of the diabetes’ treatment, which can lead to fatal consequences, if it is not diagnoses on time and appropriate measures are taken. How to tell if you suffer from this pathology?
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Diabetes is a disease produced by a deficiency of the insulin hormone or by inefficient use of the insulin in the body. With type 1 diabetes, body is not able to produce insulin. With type 2 diabetes, body cannot produce enough insulin or is not able to use it properly for working well. Continue reading »
Glucagon, just like insulin, is a peptide hormone secreted by the pancreas. Its main function is to stimulate the liver to produce glucose, so increasing blood glucose.
It has the opposite effect to the insulin, which decreases blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels fall too low, pancreas releases glucagon; when blood sugar levels increases, it is stimulated insulin releasing. This is the way to keep glycemia stable. Continue reading »
Where and How to inject the insulin
Insulin injection is used to monitor blood sugar level of those people who endure Type 1 Diabetes . In these cases, the organism is no table to produce insulin by itself (it is for this reason that it cannot regulate the amount of sugar in blood). This control could be gained not through intake oral medicaments, consequently insulin injections are the unique viable solution.
These injections are effective by moving sugar from blood to tissues, where it will be used to produce energy. At the same time, it also has the function to avoiding liver produces high quantities of sugar.
Which devices do exist to inject insulin?
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We analyze the importance of glycated hemoglobinand its features in the following entry.
What is the glycated hemoglobin?
People who endure diabetes have to monitor the disease in order to avoid the appearance of complications. It may well be the case that physician wants to analyze the blood sugar levels daily, at certain time intervals of the day. There is a medical test what is known as capillary blood glucose. Continue reading »
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that appears, for first time, during the pregnancy of women which had not suffered before diabetes. es un tipo de diabetes que aparece, por vez primera, durante el embarazo de mujeres que no padecían antes esta enfermedad. It implies risks both for pregnant woman and fetus, risks like hypoglycemia, high blood pressure and babies with a bigger size than usual. It can be under control by having a healthy alimentation and doing daily exercise but, sometimes, the expectant woman needs insulin. Continue reading »
Diabetes Mellitus can lead to diseases in the gums. At the same time, these maladies stand in the way of monitoring blood sugar levels. This happens because people with diabetes are more vulnerable to getting bacterial infections like gingivitis (gums illness at first stage) and periodontitis (gums illness at advanced stage). Continue reading »