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  • Type 1 Diabetes
    People with type 1 diabetes have increased blood glucose levels due to an absence of insulin. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at this autoimmune disease and explains how people with type 1 diabetes must take daily injections of insulin.
  • Type 2 Deabetes
    Type 2 diabetes most often occurs in people over the age of 40 who are obese and are not physically active. This eMedTV page also discusses some complications this type of diabetes can cause. Type 2 deabetes is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes occurs when blood levels of glucose are too high. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Drug Byetta
    As a type 2 diabetes drug, Byetta can help reduce the amount of sugar produced in the liver. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes a further look at Byetta, including how the drug works, potential side effects, and general dosing guidelines.
  • Type 2 Diabetes on a Budget
    Despite what you may have heard, it's possible to manage type 2 diabetes without breaking the bank! This eMedTV article talks about treating type 2 diabetes on a budget, with cost-cutting tips to help you save money on food, medication, and more.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
    Common type 2 diabetes symptoms include unusual thirst, frequent urination, and frequent infections. This eMedTV resource lists more signs and symptoms of this condition and explains how they go unnoticed by over 5 million people in the United States.
  • Type 2 Diabeties
    Type 2 diabetes, caused by high blood levels of glucose, is most common in adults over age 40. This eMedTV page lists symptoms of type 2 diabetes and explains how you can control the disease. Type 2 diabeties is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabetis
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that people with type 2 diabetes tend to be older and may have other risk factors for the disease. This page discusses these risk factors in more detail. Type 2 diabetis is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabites
    As this eMedTV segment explains, type 2 diabetes occurs when blood levels of glucose are too high. This eMedTV Web page gives a brief overview of the condition and links to more information. Type 2 diabites is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Dibetes
    Type 2 diabetes is a condition that occurs when glucose builds up to high levels in the blood. This eMedTV page explores the risks of type 2 diabetes and lists symptoms of the illness. Type 2 dibetes is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diebetes
    Type 2 diabetes happens when the levels of glucose in the blood become too high. This eMedTV Web page covers risk factors for type 2 diabetes and lists symptoms of the disease. Type 2 diebetes is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diebetis
    Type 2 diabetes is a disease characterized by a buildup of glucose in the blood. This eMedTV segment lists risk factors for this condition and explains what treatment options are available. Type 2 diebetis is a common misspelling of type 2 diabetes.
  • Type II Diebetes Diet
    The diabetic diet can help keep blood glucose at a healthy level. This part of the eMedTV library gives a brief overview of the diet and provides a link to more in-depth information. Type II diabetes diet is a common misspelling of diabetic diet.
  • Types of Diabetes
    This eMedTV selection talks about the three main types of diabetes, with information on who they affect, what causes them, and more. Also included in this Web article is a link to more in-depth information on the different forms of diabetes.
  • Types of Diabetes
    Common types of diabetes includes type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedtv video clip discusses these two types.
  • Types of Diabetic Neuropathy
    The four types of diabetic neuropathy include peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal. This page of the eMedTV archives discusses each of these types of diabetic neuropathy in detail, including areas affected and symptoms.
  • Types of Insulin
    There are four types of insulin (rapid-acting, short-acting, long-acting, and intermediate-acting). This eMedTV page explains why many people may need to take more than one kind of insulin and describes how these various forms of insulin work.
  • Understanding Cataracts
    Cataracts are usually the result of the normal aging process. This video discusses how cataracts develop.
  • Upper Digestive Tract Problems
    This video describes some of the common problems that can occur in the upper digestive tract.
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD) With Balloon Dilation
    This video explains the process of the upper endoscopy (EGD) procedure with balloon dilation.
  • Using Mealtime Insulin Safely
    Although it might seem a little scary, taking mealtime insulin can be safe if you know what to do. This eMedTV Web page takes a detailed look at which products are the safest, explains how mealtime insulin works, and offers helpful dosing tips.
  • Victoza
    Victoza is a drug that helps control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV site gives a complete overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Victoza Alternatives
    This eMedTV resource explains that if Victoza is not working for you, or if you are not tolerating it well, several alternatives are available. Lifestyles changes, other injectable diabetes drugs, and other alternatives are discussed in this article.
  • Victoza and Blood Sugar
    Although Victoza is generally well tolerated, some people develop blood sugar problems while taking it. This eMedTV article looks at the possibility of high or low blood sugar with Victoza, including potential symptoms and what to do if they occur.
  • Victoza and Breastfeeding
    This page from the eMedTV archives talks about breastfeeding while taking Victoza (liraglutide), including the results of animal studies on the topic. This article also describes the recommendation of the drug's manufacturer for women who are nursing.
  • Victoza and Pregnancy
    The FDA has assigned a pregnancy Category C rating to Victoza, a type 2 diabetes medication. This eMedTV segment describes how this drug performed in studies of pregnant animals and talks about why it may be prescribed under certain circumstances.
  • Victoza Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains why your healthcare provider will probably start you with a low Victoza dosage for your first week of treatment and then gradually increase the dose. This article offers more guidelines on when and how to use Victoza.
  • Victoza Drug Interactions
    Low blood sugar could occur if Victoza is taken with certain other medications, such as Amaryl or insulin. This eMedTV resource talks about other potential Victoza drug interactions, including the theoretical possibility of warfarin interactions.
  • Victoza Medication Information
    Victoza is a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page offers more details on this medication, including information on Victoza's side effects and dosing guidelines. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Victoza Overdose
    As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on Victoza (liraglutide). This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains what to expect with this type of overdose, including potential symptoms (such as nausea) and treatment options.
  • Victoza Side Effects
    In studies, the most common Victoza side effect was nausea, occurring in up to 28.4 percent of people. This eMedTV selection lists other potential side effects of this diabetes drug and explains how certain reactions tend to improve with time.
  • Victoza Uses
    Victoza is approved to treat type 2 diabetes, typically in situations where other drugs have failed. This eMedTV segment explains these uses of Victoza in more detail, explaining how it works, who can use it, off-label indications, and more.
  • Victoza Warnings and Precautions
    Even though it is injected, Victoza is not insulin, and it shouldn't be used for type 1 diabetes. This eMedTV article lists a number of other safety precautions to be aware of before taking Victoza, with warnings on who should avoid the drug altogether.
  • Vision Problems
    Regular eye exams are extremely important for people with diabetes. The nerve damage associated with this condition may affect the pupils of the eyes, making it harder to see at night. In addition, people may experience problems with focusing, double vision, and an ache behind the eye. Report any visual problems to your healthcare provider, no matter how minor they seem.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Losartan
    Before taking losartan, let your physician know if you have heart disease, liver disease, or diabetes. This eMedTV page provides other warnings and precautions with losartan, including information on who should not take this drug.
  • Watch Starchy Veggies
    While technically they are still vegetables, you'll do yourself a big favor by thinking of starchy veggies (such as potatoes, corn, dried beans, and peas) separately. While starchy vegetables can fit into a healthy diet, you'll have to watch them a little more carefully, as they have a bigger impact on blood sugar, compared to nonstarchy veggies.
  • Watch Your Numbers
    In addition to your blood sugar, keep an eye on your weight, your blood pressure, and your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Some (but not all) studies suggest that these may also be diabetic neuropathy risk factors. Keep them under control, and you might be able to delay or avoid diabetic neuropathy.
  • What Are the Alternatives to EGD?
    This multimedia clip discusses other alternatives to an EGD.
  • What Does the Pancreas Do?
    This video clip by eMedTV explains what the pancreas does.
  • What Happens During Cataract Surgery (Topical)?
    Several instruments are used in cataract surgery. This clip further describes the procedure.
  • What If You Don't Have an EGD With Dilation?
    This video discusses what to consider when deciding whether or not to have this procedure.
  • What Is Byetta Used For?
    What is Byetta used for? Byetta treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article explains how Byetta increases insulin production and decreases sugar production, and also explains why the medicine is not used in children.
  • What Is Darbepoetin Alfa Used For?
    Darbepoetin alfa is used for the treatment of anemia caused by chemotherapy or chronic kidney failure. This eMedTV segment provides an explanation of how the drug works and discusses darbepoetin alfa uses in children.
  • What Is Diabetes?
    In people with diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin or it does not respond to insulin properly. This eMedTV segment answers the question "What is diabetes?" and explains the effects of the condition on the body.
  • What Is Dibetes?
    This article on the eMedTV Web site briefly answers the question, "What is diabetes?" and provides a link to more detailed information on this common medical condition. What is dibetes is a common misspelling of what is diabetes.
  • What Is Diebetes?
    What is diabetes? As this eMedTV page explains, diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by a buildup of glucose in the blood. This article describes the various types of diabetes. What is diebetes is a common misspelling of what is diabetes.
  • What Is Glucagon?
    As this eMedTV page explains, glucagon is a hormone that the body uses to control blood sugar levels. This article explains in more detail what glucagon is used for and provides a link to more information on the medication.
  • What Is Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart Used For?
    Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart is used for treating diabetes. This eMedTV resource discusses insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart uses in more detail and explains how the medication works for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • What Is Irbesartan Used For?
    What is irbesartan used for? As this eMedTV page explains, this prescription drug is used for controlling high blood pressure and treating diabetic nephropathy. This page also addresses off-label uses and giving the drug to children.
  • What Is Losartan Used For?
    What is losartan used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, losartan is used for treating diabetic nephropathy and controlling high blood pressure. It has been approved for use in children ages six and older for high blood pressure treatment.
  • What Is Metanx Used For?
    People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or hyperhomocysteinemia may benefit from Metanx. This eMedTV page further explores what Metanx is used for and how it may relieve certain symptoms associated with diabetes. A link to more detail is also included.
  • What Is Metanx?
    A doctor may prescribe Metanx to treat certain complications of diabetes. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what Metanx is prescribed for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is NPH Insulin Used For?
    NPH insulin is used for treating diabetes in both adults and children. This article from the eMedTV archives discusses NPH insulin uses in more detail and provides information on how this specific form of insulin works.
  • What Is Pioglitazone and Metformin XR Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains why pioglitazone and metformin XR is used to treat type 2 diabetes by describing the drug's effects in the body. It also addresses the issue of whether children can take this medication, as well as possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Pre-Diabetes?
    As this eMedTV page explains, when you have pre-diabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be considered true diabetes. This segment describes simple lifestyle changes that may help reverse this.
  • What Is Sitagliptin and Metformin Used For?
    What is sitagliptin and metformin used for? As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, the medication is used for treating type 2 diabetes in adults. This article also explains how the combination drug works to control blood sugar.
  • What Is Sitagliptin/Simvastatin Used For?
    Sitagliptin/simvastatin is licensed for adults who have high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains what sitagliptin/simvastatin is used for and how it works. This page also discusses whether there are off-label uses for the drug.
  • What Is Tradjenta?
    A doctor may prescribe Tradjenta to treat type 2 diabetes. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a brief description of what Tradjenta is prescribed for, including details on how the drug works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Results Can You ExpectWith an EGD With Dilation?
    This video clip discusses what kind of results you can expect following an EGD.
  • When to Administer Glucagon
    This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of glucagon's dosing guidelines, explaining when to administer the drug, how to know if it is working, and more. A link to more detailed dosing information on this product is also provided.
  • When to Give Glucagon
    When used to treat severely low blood sugar, glucagon should be given only in an emergency situation. This eMedTV page talks about when to use this potentially lifesaving medication and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Why Are There So Many Amputations in People With Diabetes?
    Foot care is extremely important for someone with diabetes. As this eMedTV article explains, neglecting your feet could ultimately lead to an amputation. This segment addresses this topic in more detail, with tips on proper foot care.
  • Will Green Coffee Bean Extract Interact With My Diabetes Medication?
    It's not a good idea to take green coffee bean extract if you are on medications for type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains why, noting that this product has not been studied by the FDA, so its effects and interactions are still unclear.
  • Wound Leak Following Cataract Surgery (Risks)
    This video clip explains what to do if your wound leaks after eye surgery.
  • You Feel Constantly Tired
    When too much sugar is in your blood, as opposed to your body's cells, your muscles and tissues may not get enough sugar to use as energy. The degree of tiredness varies from person to person -- ranging from mild fatigue to complete exhaustion.
  • You Have Digestive Problems
    High blood sugar can damage the nerves that help food move through your digestive system. When this happens, uncomfortable digestive problems such as diarrhea and constipation can occur.
  • You Have Problems With Your Vision
    Damage to the eyes caused by high blood sugar is the leading cause of adult blindness. Symptoms such as blurry or spotty vision, flashing lights, and lines in front of your eyes can be signs of high blood sugar. If you are experiencing any of these vision problems, it's important to see your doctor right away in order to prevent permanent damage to your eyes.
  • You Have Tingling in Your Hands and/or Feet
    Over time, high blood sugar can damage the nerves of the body. The first signs of this damage are most commonly felt as numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. Furthermore, nerve damage can cause a decrease in feeling and sensitivity to pain. When this happens, you may not realize right away if you've been cut or injured.
  • You Lose Weight Without Trying
    As mentioned in the previous slide, high blood sugar causes the body to produce excess urine in order to flush the extra sugar from your body. Unfortunately, eliminated along with the water and sugar are many of the nutrients and calories our bodies need. If you suddenly begin to lose weight without meaning to, it may be a sign of high blood sugar.
  • You're Frequently Thirsty and/or Urinate Often
    Two of the most common signs of high blood sugar are constant thirst and the need to urinate frequently. When you have high blood sugar, your kidneys have to work harder to filter your blood. To do this, they pull extra fluid from your body's tissues. The extra fluid causes the bladder to fill up more frequently, requiring you to make more trips to the bathroom. The loss of fluids causes your body to become dehydrated, which is why you feel thirsty all the time.
  • You've Heard It Before
    Yep, it's the same old advice: control your blood sugar. Although the exact mechanisms may be complicated and not yet fully understood, the end result isn't. High blood sugar damages nerves. Long-term control of blood sugar is probably the most significant way a person can prevent or at least delay diabetic neuropathy.
  • Your Cuts and Bruises Heal Slowly
    Flesh wounds can be particularly problematic if blood sugar gets too high. Because high blood sugar slows the healing of wounds, infections can become much more common. So if you notice that your cuts and bruises are healing slower than normal, it's important to schedule a check-up with your doctor.
  • Your Doctor is Recommending an EGD?
    This video clip explains what is involved in an EGD.
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