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This page contains links to eMedTV Diabetes Articles containing information on subjects from Diets for Diabetics to Generic Exubera. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Diets for Diabetics
    As a diabetic, it's especially important to follow a healthy diet to keep your blood sugar under control. This eMedTV Web page gives a brief description of the Diabetes Food Pyramid and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Do Allergy Medications and Diabetes Medications Interact?
    In general, most allergy medications are safe to take with diabetes medications. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, drugs that contain pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine should be avoided. This page describes how to recognize them.
  • Do Birth Control Pills Affect Blood Glucose?
    Birth control pills can affect your blood sugar -- even low-dose ones. This eMedTV article urges readers to check their blood sugar regularly when taking oral contraceptives and recommends testing A1c in the first three months of taking "the pill."
  • Do Sugary Foods Cause Type 2 Diabetes?
    This segment of the eMedTV library explains that although eating sugary foods does not directly lead to diabetes, it can lead to weight gain, and being overweight or obese is a definite risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Read on to learn more.
  • Does Being Overweight or Obese Mean Type 2 Diabetes Is a Given?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, while being overweight or obese doesn't mean you will automatically develop type 2 diabetes, it certainly increases your risk. This page addresses this relationship in more detail.
  • Does Fenugreek Work?
    Although fenugreek is claimed to be useful for many conditions, people may wonder, "Does fenugreek work?" This eMedTV segment describes the research that has been conducted on the effectiveness of fenugreek for diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • Does Goji Work?
    Goji is claimed to be useful for treating diabetes and other conditions, but does goji work? This eMedTV resource explores the effectiveness of goji for various uses and explains whether clinical studies have been performed on these products.
  • Does Menopause Affect Diabetes?
    Is there any kind of a relationship between menopause and diabetes? This page of the eMedTV site has the answer, explaining why changes in hormone levels as a woman ages may have an effect on blood sugar.
  • Does Milk Thistle Work?
    As this eMedTV article explains, many people wonder if milk thistle works to treat certain conditions (such as liver disease). This page discusses the research that has been done on milk thistle effectiveness and explains why more research is needed.
  • Don't Drink Your Calories
    Water, unsweetened tea or coffee, and "diet" drinks are all good choices for people with diabetes. If you can't stand the idea of giving up your juice, full-sugar soda, or sugary coffee drink, commit to making the switch for a certain period of time (say, a week or two). You just might surprise yourself as you become accustomed to less sweetness in your beverages.
  • Don't Go Overboard With Sugar-Free Candy
    We can be thankful for the brilliant scientific minds that have created sugar substitutes without horrible aftertastes, but, as anyone who has overindulged can confirm, eating too much sugar-free candy can cause some very unpleasant side effects. This is particularly true of products with "sugar alcohols," which can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea if consumed in excess. But a small taste now and then can be just what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth.
  • Double Vision or Drooping Eyelid Following Cataract Surgery (Risks)
    This video file explains why double vision or drooping eyelid may occur after surgery.
  • Drug Information -- Darbepoetin Alfa
    Are you looking for information on the drug darbepoetin alfa? This eMedTV resource is a great place to start. It discusses the approved uses, describes how it is administered, and explains how it works. It also explains what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Drug Interactions With Darbepoetin Alfa
    There are currently no known drug interactions with darbepoetin alfa. As this eMedTV segment explains, no studies have been conducted to see if other medicines interact with darbepoetin alfa, so it is possible that there are unknown drug interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart
    This eMedTV article lists some of the many medications, such as aspirin, that may cause potentially serious drug interactions with insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart. These interactions could result in dangerously low blood sugar levels.
  • Drug Interactions With Irbesartan
    This eMedTV segment contains a list of medicines that may cause drug interactions with irbesartan, including diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics, and potassium supplements. The side effects that may occur with each interaction are also described.
  • Drug Interactions With Losartan
    This eMedTV resource offers a list of medicines that may interact with losartan, including rifampin, lithium, and diuretics. This page explains that drug interactions with losartan can result in problems such as increased drug levels in the body.
  • Drug Interactions With NPH Insulin
    Medicines that may cause drug interactions with NPH insulin include octreotide, fibrates, and beta blockers. This eMedTV article provides a list of other medications that may interact with NPH insulin and cause dangerously low blood sugar levels.
  • Drug Interactions With Pioglitazone and Metformin XR
    Because so many drugs can interact with pioglitazone and metformin XR, this eMedTV page lists many of them and stresses the importance of telling your doctor about any other medicines you are taking. This page also describes the problems that can occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Sitagliptin and Metformin
    Diuretics, digoxin, and niacin may potentially cause drug interactions with sitagliptin and metformin. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that may interact with the diabetes medication, and explains the side effects that may occur as a result.
  • Drug Interactions With Sitagliptin/Simvastatin
    As explained in this eMedTV page, if you combine sitagliptin/simvastatin with warfarin, cyclosporine, or certain other drugs, it may cause negative interactions. This article outlines other products that may cause problems and describes what could happen.
  • Duetact
    Duetact, a medicine available by prescription, is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at the drug and its effects on blood sugar levels, possible side effects to look out for, and dosing information.
  • Duetact Alternatives
    If blood sugar isn't well controlled by Duetact, alternatives include lifestyle changes or other medicines. This eMedTV resource describes these and other alternatives in detail, including other oral diabetes drugs and injectable medicines.
  • Duetact and Blood Sugar
    For those who are taking Duetact, blood sugar levels may become too high or too low. This segment of the eMedTV archives discusses the drug's effect on blood sugar levels and lists possible symptoms of extremely high or low blood sugar.
  • Duetact and Pregnancy
    Taking Duetact during pregnancy may not be safe. This eMedTV Web page describes research studies conducted on Duetact and pregnancy, explains how the FDA's pregnancy category system works, and lists the possible effects the drug may have on fetuses.
  • Duetact and Weight Gain
    Many side effects are possible with Duetact, and weight gain is one of the more common ones. This eMedTV Web page discusses the likelihood of developing weight gain with Duetact and explains how dangerous fluid retention and swelling may be.
  • Duetact Dosage
    For those who are first starting Duetact, dosage recommendations start at 30 mg/2 mg, taken once a day. This eMedTV Web page also offers dosage suggestions for elderly people and those who are switching from glimepiride to the combination medicine.
  • Duetact Drug Info
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Duetact is a combination drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes. This Web page takes a closer look at Duetact, with information on the drug's side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Duetact Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV segment offers a list of medicines that may lead to Duetact drug interactions and explains the possible effects that may occur. For example, when certain antifungals or decongestants are taken with Duetact, drug interactions may occur.
  • Duetact Overdose
    When a Duetact overdose occurs, you may experience symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, or seizures. This eMedTV resource explains the effects of an overdose, lists other possible symptoms, and describes the treatments that are available.
  • Duetact Side Effects
    Many Duetact side effects are possible, including low blood sugar, weight gain, and fluid retention. This eMedTV article lists other common side effects, as well as problems that should be reported to a doctor, such as swelling or allergic reaction.
  • Duetact Uses
    Duetact uses can help improve insulin sensitivity and insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page also discusses uses of the drug in children and explains how the prescription medicine works to reduce and control blood sugar.
  • Duetact Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV resource contains Duetact precautions and warnings, including information on who should not take Duetact and side effects that may develop. For example, the medication can cause a condition of the eye called macular edema.
  • Eat 'Real' Food
    Although not always the case, it is a safe bet that highly processed foods are higher in added sugar and trans or saturated fats, compared to less processed foods. It doesn't take much thought (after all, even a child can distinguish between "real" food and processed food). By choosing real food, you'll automatically be eating more fruits, veggies, and lean meats.
  • Eating Out With Type 2 Diabetes
    Going out to eat can be one of life's great pleasures, but how does it work if you have type 2 diabetes? In this eMedTV article, we talk about eating out in a healthy way, with tips on foods to avoid, asking for what you need, being prepared, and more.
  • Eating Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes
    The jury is still out on this one. You'll see this often listed as a myth, and for years it was thought that sugar only indirectly contributed to the development of type 2 diabetes, since eating too much sugar is linked to obesity, which is a definite risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, a groundbreaking 2013 study suggested that the more sugar that is available in a population's food supply, the greater the risk for diabetes, independent of obesity.
  • Effects of Actos
    As this eMedTV page explains, Actos is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. This page takes a closer look at the effects of Actos in the body, including details on how the medicine works and how it can prevent long-term effects of diabetes.
  • Effects of Avandia
    As this eMedTV page explains, Avandia is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. This page takes a closer look at Avandia's effects on the body, including details on how the drug works and why it is important for long-term effects of diabetes.
  • Effects of Diabetes
    Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. This eMedTV video segment looks at diabetes and its effects.
  • Effects of Januvia
    As this section of the eMedTV site points out, Januvia can lower blood sugar and produce other beneficial effects in the body. This article takes a closer look at how the drug works and discusses how it performed in clinical trials.
  • Effects of Lantus
    Each dose of Lantus helps provide a steady level of insulin for 24 hours. This selection from the eMedTV library discusses the effects of Lantus in more detail and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • EGD With Dilation - Presentation Summary
    This video explains what an EGD procedure is used for.
  • EGD With Dilation -- Major Complications
    This video describes some of the major complications that may occur.
  • EGD With Dilation Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • EGD With Dilation Complications -- Minor
    This interactive video discusses possible minor complications with EGD.
  • EGD With Dilation Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • EGD With Dilation Risks -- Bleeding
    This multimedia clip addresses bleeding, a complication that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • EGD With Dilation Risks -- Heart and Lung Problems
    This video clip discusses the risk of heart and lung problems occurring with this procedure.
  • EGD With Dilation Risks -- Perforation
    This video explains what happens if you have a perforation tear during an upper endoscopy.
  • EGD With Dilation Risks as a Diabetic
    This video clip explains some of the health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Emergency Glucagon Kit
    In the event of a blood sugar emergency, a glucagon kit can be used to raise the body's glucose levels. This eMedTV segment describes what is contained in each kit and provides a link to more details on how to use it.
  • Emergency Glucogon Kit
    As this eMedTV article explains, Eli Lilly and Company makes Glucagon Emergency Kit, a product that allows a dose of glucagon to be injected in an emergency situation. Emergency glucogon kit is a common misspelling and variation of Glucagon Emergency Kit.
  • Enjoy Your Food
    Savor each bite. Don't rush, and don't multitask while eating. Put your fork down between bites. Food is not your enemy. Food is a thing to be enjoyed. Take the time to truly taste and enjoy, and you may find yourself trying new things, making healthier choices, and eating less. Mindless eating leads to overeating and even "wasting" calories on food that is nutritionally empty and often not even very tasty.
  • Epidra
    A doctor may prescribe Apidra to control blood sugar levels after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of Apidra and explains what to tell your doctor before taking it. Epidra is a common misspelling of Apidra.
  • Erectile Dysfunction and Problems With the Urinary Tract
    Autonomic diabetic neuropathy can also affect the sex organs and urinary tract. Nerve damage may cause the bladder to not empty fully, which can lead to urinary tract infections or even urinary incontinence. It can also gradually decrease sexual response, leading to erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men and vaginal dryness or problems reaching orgasm in women.
  • Exubera
    Exubera is a medication used to control blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article offers an overview on the medication, including how it works, lists potential side effects, and tips on taking it.
  • Exubera and Blood Sugar
    As this eMedTV resource explains, low and high blood sugar levels are possible effects of Exubera. Blood sugar levels that are too high or too low can lead to serious complications, so this page outlines some of the associated symptoms.
  • Exubera and Pregnancy
    This page of the eMedTV library explores the link between Exubera and pregnancy, explaining why the FDA has classified it as a pregnancy Category C medicine. This page also explains when the drug may be given to a pregnant woman.
  • Exubera Dosing
    Your Exubera dosage will depend on several factors, such as body weight and the type of diabetes you have. This eMedTV segment outlines other factors that make up Exubera dosing guidelines and offers tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Exubera Drug Information
    This eMedTV segment provides information on Exubera, a diabetes drug that has been discontinued. This article explains why the drug is no longer being made and includes a link to learn more about this product.
  • Exubera Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web page explores potential Exubera drug interactions with other medicines, such as oral contraceptives, diuretics, and estrogens. This page also explains the potentially negative consequences that these interactions can cause.
  • Exubera Overdose
    This portion of the eMedTV archives describes possible effects of an Exubera overdose, such as dizziness, cold sweats, and extreme hunger. This page also outlines treatment options for an overdose, such as supportive care measures.
  • Exubera Side Effects
    Some common side effects of Exubera can include low blood sugar, coughing, and a sinus infection. This eMedTV segment also takes an in-depth look at some of the more serious side effects, including allergic reactions and difficulty breathing.
  • Exubera Uses
    This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of Exubera uses and explains how it works to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The article also discusses giving the drug to children and off-label uses.
  • Exubera Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article examines a number of Exubera warnings and precautions, such as the potential for allergic reactions and the danger of taking the drug when pregnant or breastfeeding. This page also lists people who should not take the drug.
  • Exubra
    Exubera is an inhaled drug used to lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how the drug is packaged and taken and also lists potential side effects. Exubra is a common misspelling of Exubera.
  • Facing Diabetes
    As this eMedTV article explains, facing diabetes can be hard, but it's important to take an active role in controlling your condition. This Web page offers some basic information to get you started and includes a link to more details.
  • Fenegriek
    Fenugreek may help treat several conditions, such as high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of fenugreek, including possible side effects and general precautions. Fenegriek is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Fengreek
    As this eMedTV page explains, many people may try fenugreek to treat certain conditions (such as high cholesterol). This page also discusses some safety precautions to be aware of with this supplement. Fengreek is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Fenugeek
    Fenugreek is a supplement used for a variety of uses, including the treatment of high blood sugar. This eMedTV article lists other possible fenugreek uses and links to more information on the supplement. Fenugeek is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Fenugrec
    As this eMedTV article discusses, fenugreek is an herbal supplement claimed to treat several medical conditions, such as high cholesterol and high blood sugar. This page also explains how fenugreek works. Fenugrec is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Fenugreek
    Fenugreek is a supplement claimed to be useful for treating high cholesterol and high blood sugar. This eMedTV article lists other fenugreek uses, explores the effectiveness of the supplement, and offers important safety warnings and precautions.
  • Fenugreek and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if fenugreek is effective in stimulating milk production in breastfeeding women. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at fenugreek and breastfeeding, and discusses the safety of using the herb in breastfeeding women.
  • Fenugreek and Pregnancy
    Fenugreek was traditionally used to stimulate labor, but it may not be safe or effective for this use. This eMedTV article contains more information on fenugreek and pregnancy, and explains why taking the herb early in pregnancy may cause problems.
  • Fenugreek Dosage
    Currently, no fenugreek dosage has been established to be safe or effective. This segment from the eMedTV Web site offers some fenugreek dosing information obtained from clinical studies and from practical experience with the supplement.
  • Fenugreek Drug Interactions
    Diabetes medicines and medicines that "thin" the blood could cause fenugreek drug interactions. This eMedTV page lists specific anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs that may interact with fenugreek and describes the effects of these interactions.
  • Fenugreek Overdose
    A fenugreek overdose may cause bleeding (including internal bleeding) or low blood sugar. This page on the eMedTV Web site explores what may happen if you take too much fenugreek. Treatment options are also listed in this article.
  • Fenugreek Seeds
    As this eMedTV article explains, fenugreek seeds are used for both medical and nonmedical uses. This brief overview lists some of the reasons people take fenugreek and includes a link to more in-depth information.
  • Fenugreek Side Effects
    Potential side effects of fenugreek include bloating, diarrhea, and indigestion. This eMedTV segment lists other bothersome but usually not dangerous side effects of the herb. Side effects that are potentially serious are also included in this article.
  • Final Thoughts -- Cataract Surgery Risks
    This clip gives some final thoughts regarding possible complications with cataract surgery.
  • Foot Care
    While foot care won't delay or prevent diabetic neuropathy, it can help to avoid many of the complications of the disease. Daily foot checks, careful foot care, and medical foot exams can all help reduce the damage that diabetic neuropathy can cause.
  • Fortamet
    Fortamet is typically used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers more detailed information on the drug, including how it works, potential side effects, tips for taking the medication, and more.
  • Fortamet Dosing
    For the treatment of type 2 diabetes, most people start by taking 1000 mg of Fortamet a day. This eMedTV resource also offers Fortamet dosing guidelines for those who use insulin and provides precautions and tips for taking the drug.
  • Fortement
    Fortamet is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This selection from the eMedTV archives gives a brief overview of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information. Fortement is a common misspelling of Fortamet.
  • Fortemet
    Fortamet is a prescription drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page discusses the effects of the drug, explains how it works to control blood sugar, and lists possible side effects. Fortemet is a common misspelling of Fortamet.
  • Fungreek
    Fenugreek is an herbal supplement claimed to help treat several conditions, such as high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment describes other fenugreek uses and covers some general precautions. Fungreek is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Funugreek
    This eMedTV page explains that fenugreek is an herbal supplement that supposedly has several uses, such as treating high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This page also covers some general precautions. Funugreek is a common misspelling of fenugreek.
  • Ganuvia
    Doctors prescribe Januvia to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar. This eMedTV article explains how Januvia works and lists some of its potential side effects. Ganuvia is a common misspelling of Januvia.
  • Generic Actos
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, generic Actos (pioglitazone) is now available. This article takes a closer look at these generic products, including who makes them and whether they are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Avandia
    This eMedTV page talks about why there is currently no generic Avandia for sale on the market, with information on when the next patent for the drug is set to expire. It also explains the difference between a "generic name" and a "generic drug."
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