Diabetes

Can diabetes lead to congestive heart failure?

Can diabetes lead to congestive heart failure?

Yes Because your life is at stake, let’s get this out of the way first before any further articulation. Yes, diabetes can lead to congestive heart failure. The articulation, by which we mean questions like “What is diabetes?,” “What is congestive heart failure?,” and “What can you do about it?” […]

low blood sugar during pregnancy

Understanding the Connection Between Low Blood Sugar and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and experiencing frequent lightheadedness, dizziness or even fatigue, chances are that you have contemplated whether or not your blood sugar levels are healthy. Pregnant women can experience low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) during their pregnancy. However, high blood sugar also referred to as hyperglycemia, is considered to […]

diabetic foot pain

Is foot pain a symptom of diabetes?

Is That Pain in Your Feet Neuropathy? Are you a diabetic and are wondering about what possible complications you will suffer? Do you have itching and burning in your feet or ankles? Does it feel like pins are pricking you in your feet? You may have a condition called diabetic […]

What foods can you eat when you have gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes: What’s on the Menu?

Gestational diabetes is a condition pregnancy can induce in women which causes high blood sugar. This high blood sugar can contribute to potential health issues for both the mother and the baby. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects between two and ten percent of pregnancies in the United […]

What causes Type 1 diabetes

What causes Type 1 diabetes?

Sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a less common form of diabetes. It’s also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes since the condition occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin, which is a hormone the body naturally produces to control blood sugar levels. While there is no cure […]

signs of gestational diabetes during pregnancy

What are the Signs of Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that only occurs during pregnancy, and this condition affects about 18 percent of all pregnant women each year. Gestational diabetes normally begins to develop between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy when hormones from the placenta start to block insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is created […]