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The symptoms of all forms of diabetes are alike. One symptom is having to urinate a lot. Other symptoms include blurry vision, itchy skin or skin infections, sores that take a long time to heal, unusual thirst, tiredness, dizzy spells, nerve pain, and losing weight while being hungry all the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Scientifically Minded
“Sugar” is a common nickname fordiabetes, because it is an illnessinvolving too much sugar in theblood. The formal name is diabetesmellitus, which translates fromGreek and Latin to “passingthrough a lot of sugary urine.”Glucose is a form of sugar found infood. When the body digests food,glucose moves into the bloodstream.In response... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Scientifically Minded
The problems of diabetes are causedby too much blood sugar, that is, toomuch glucose in the blood. This creates a chemical imbalance in thebody which increases the fats in theblood. The imbalance damages theblood vessels, which are thepipelines through which blood travelsto all parts of the body. The damagedblood vessels... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Scientifically Minded
Total population: 285 million Number with diabetes: 15.6 million Prevalence: 8.2 percent WHITES (NON-HISPANIC) Number with diabetes: 11.3 million Prevalence: 7.8 percent AFRICAN AMERICANS (NON-HISPANIC) Number with diabetes: 2.3 million Prevalence: 10.8 percent MEXICAN AMERICANS Number with diabetes: 1.2 million Prevalence: 10.6 percent OTHER HISPANIC/LATINO AMERICANS Almost twice as likely... Continue reading
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Diabetes means that your bloodsugar is too high. Your blood alwayshas some sugar in it because thebody needs sugar for energy to keepyou going. But too much sugar inthe blood is not good for yourhealth. There are several differenttypes of diabetes, but they all haveto do with the body’s inability... Continue reading
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