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Central diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that often causes excess urination. This section of the eMedTV library explains what causes this condition and talks about some of the treatment options that are available.
Diabetes is a condition characterized by the body's inability to properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at diabetes, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Diabetes insipidus, a disease in which the kidneys stop filtering urine, can result in excessive urination. This eMedTV resource discusses this condition in depth, including how it differs from diabetes mellitus, treatment options, and more.
Maintaining a healthy diabetic diet is an essential part of controlling blood glucose levels. This segment of the eMedTV Web site explains the Diabetes Food Pyramid in detail and offers tips on following a healthy diet.
Diabetic retinopathy is the medical term for the most common diabetic eye disease. This page on the eMedTV site discusses this and other forms of diabetic eye disease in detail that affect the retina, vitreous, lens, and optic nerve.
Nerve damage and poor blood flow associated with diabetes can lead to a variety of foot problems. This eMedTV segment describes the problems associated with "diabetic feet" in detail and offers helpful tips to ways to prevent them.
Diabetic gastroparesis is the result of damage to the vagus nerve. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, this nerve controls movement of food through the digestive system, causing symptoms like heartburn and nausea.
If you experience diabetic impotence, talking to your doctor about it is the first step in getting help. This eMedTV segment offers information about this condition, including what causes it, how to prevent it, and treatment options.
Diabetic neuropathy is the medical term for damage to the nervous system resulting from diabetes. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at the various types of neuropathy, including possible symptoms and treatment options.
A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is a condition that damages blood vessels in the eye. This eMedTV segment discusses this condition in detail, including symptoms, vision loss, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus occurs when the kidneys are unable to respond to antidiuretic hormone (ADH). This eMedTV resource explains in detail how this condition affects the balance of fluids in your body.
Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough to be diabetes. As this eMedTV resource explains, both forms of this condition can lead to an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, among other conditions.
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 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.
Featured Medications
Actoplus Met is a combination medicine that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail and explains how it works, lists some possible side effects, and offers general dosing information.
Actos is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how Actos works and further explores the effects and potential side effects of this diabetes medication.
Amaryl is a prescription medicine often used to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource highlights how the medication works, lists possible side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug, among other things.
Apidra is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar levels after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page describes how to administer the medication, lists side effects, and discusses how the drug can help treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Avandamet is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides detailed information on Avandamet and its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Avandaryl is a prescribed medicine that is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to lower blood sugar, lists potential side effects, covers general dosing guidelines, and more.
Avandia is a prescription medicine used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how Avandia helps your body to use its natural insulin better and outlines some potential side effects of the drug.
The prescription drug Bydureon is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes the benefits of this product, explains how it works, and offers information on when and how to administer this injection.
Byetta is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article describes how to administer the Byetta injections, outlines some potential side effects, and explains how the drug works.
Cycloset is a prescription medication used for controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explores how the drug may work, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Darbepoetin alfa is a drug that is prescribed to treat anemia due to chronic kidney failure or chemotherapy. This eMedTV page explains how the medicine works, offers dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
DiaBeta is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how the drug helps the pancreas produce more insulin and outlines some dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glipizide is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works to help the pancreas produce more insulin, outlines potential side effects, and more.
Glucagon is a hormone that is injected in cases of severe low blood sugar. This eMedTV segment discusses this potentially lifesaving drug, with information on how it works, how it is given, possible side effects, and more.
Glucovance is a prescription medicine that is used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, outlines some potential side effects, and provides some tips for taking the medication.
Glumetza is a medication approved to help manage type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes in detail how the drug works and offers a general overview of its effects, potential side effects, dosing information, and more.
Glyburide is a prescription drug that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how it helps increase the production of insulin in the pancreas, outlines potential side effects, and more.
Glynase is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, lists some potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug.
Goji is a plant containing edible berries that are used in supplements, health foods, and health drinks. This eMedTV segment describes the compounds found in goji, explains what it is used for, and explores the effectiveness of these products.
Humalog is a rapid-acting insulin licensed to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes how Humalog works, covers the drug's effectiveness, explains how and when to inject the medication, and lists possible side effects.
Humalog Mix50/50 is a prescription drug used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes how Humalog Mix50/50 works, explains when and how to use this form of insulin, and lists potential side effects of the product.
Humulin 50/50 is a non-prescription drug used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web resource describes how the medication works, explains when and how to use this form of insulin, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Humulin 70/30 is a non-prescription medication used to control blood sugar in people with diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains how this drug works, lists some of its potential side effects, and offers detailed dosing information.
Available without a prescription, Humulin N is an insulin drug used for diabetes treatment. This eMedTV article describes how Humulin N works, explains how and when to use this form of insulin, and provides a list of possible side effects.
Humulin R is an injectable medication used to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes how Humulin R works, explains how to use this form of insulin, and lists potential side effects that may occur with treatment.
Insulin is a hormone that can help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this hormone and medication, including a description of various types, information on how it works, and possible side effects.
Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart is a type of insulin used for treating diabetes. This page from the eMedTV library describes the effects of this medicine, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information for the medication.
Invokana is taken once daily to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment discusses how this medicine works, lists potential side effects, covers dosing tips, and examines various other topics.
Irbesartan is a prescription drug used for the treatment of high blood pressure and diabetic nephropathy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the drug and its effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Janumet XR tablets are taken once daily to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment discusses how this medicine works, lists potential side effects, covers dosing tips, and examines various other topics.
Januvia is a prescription medicine that can help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how Januvia works, identifies some potential side effects of the drug, and lists tips on how to take the medicine.
The prescription drug Jentadueto is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes how this medicine works to control blood sugar levels, explains some tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed look at Kazano, a combination diabetes drug with two different active ingredients that work together to control blood sugar. This page explains how it works and discusses side effects, dosing, and more.
People who have type 2 diabetes may be prescribed the drug Kombiglyze XR. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of this combination drug, which comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day with the evening meal.
Lantus is a medication used to control blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web article offers a complete overview on the medication, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on taking it.
Levemir is licensed for the treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web article explains how Levemir works and further explores the effects and potential side effects of this long-acting insulin medication.
Losartan is a drug that is prescribed for high blood pressure control and diabetic nephropathy treatment. This eMedTV article describes these uses in more detail and offers information on the drug's effects, dosing, and potential side effects.
Metaglip is a prescription medicine that is used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works to lower blood sugar, lists potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the medication.
Metanx is a vitamin prescribed to increase circulation in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This eMedTV page further describes this supplement, with details on how it works to improve blood flow, potential side effects, and safety precautions.
Metformin is a prescription medicine used to decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how metformin works to decrease the amount of sugar produced by the body and outlines potential side effects.
Metformin ER is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how metformin ER works to control blood sugar levels, its potential side effects, and some tips on when and how to take the medication.
Metformin oral solution is used to treat type 2 diabetes in people who have trouble swallowing pills. This eMedTV Web page further explores the drug, including how it works, potential side effects, and dosage information.
Micronase is a prescription drug that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips on taking it.
Micronized glyburide is used to help lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug increases insulin production, describes how it differs from the unmicronized version, and offers tips on taking it.
Milk thistle is an herbal product claimed to treat several health conditions, such as diabetes. This eMedTV article provides an overview of milk thistle, including information on its effectiveness, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
Nesina is a prescription medicine used to decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, describes dosing guidelines, and covers various other topics.
Novolin 70/30 is an insulin medication approved for the treatment of diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article describes the effects of this medication, explains when and how to inject it, lists potential side effects that may occur, and more.
Novolin R is a short-acting, non-prescription insulin approved for controlling blood sugar after meals. This eMedTV resource features an overview of Novolin R, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
NovoLog is a rapid-acting insulin approved for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how and when to use NovoLog, describes the effects of the medication, and lists potential side effects to look out for during treatment.
NovoLog Mix 50/50 is a prescription insulin used for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of NovoLog Mix 50/50, explains how it works to control blood sugar, and offers general dosing guidelines for the drug.
An intermediate-acting diabetes drug, NPH insulin is used to control blood sugar in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how NPH insulin works and offers more information on the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
The prescription drug Onglyza is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This article from the eMedTV library describes the benefits of this product, explains how it works, and offers information on when and how to take this medication.
Oseni is a prescription drug used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, describes dosing guidelines, and covers a number of other topics.
Pioglitazone and metformin XR is a combination drug often used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and more.
PrandiMet is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This selection from the eMedTV Web library features an overview of PrandiMet, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Prandin is a prescription drug that is used to improve insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to control blood sugar and outlines some potential side effects and dosing guidelines.
Precose is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, outlines some potential side effects, and lists some tips on taking the medication.
Riomet is one of the medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This segment of the eMedTV library describes the drug in detail, including how it works, possible side effects, tips for people taking the medication, and more.
Sitagliptin and metformin is a combination drug that is used for treating type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page offers dosing information on sitagliptin and metformin, explains how the medication works, and lists side effects that may occur.
Sitagliptin/simvastatin is a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this combination medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Starlix is a prescription medicine that is approved to reduce blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug helps the pancreas produce more insulin, outlines potential side effects, and offers dosing guidelines.
Symlin is a prescription drug that helps to control blood sugar levels after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV article describes how to administer the drug, outlines potential side effects, and explains how the drug works.
There are strict warnings regarding who is able to safely use thiazolidinedione drugs to control diabetes. This eMedTV article examines these warnings in more detail, including how these medications may increase the risk for serious heart complications.
Available by prescription only, Tradjenta is a medicine licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes the benefits of this diabetes medication and offers details on how it works, dosing, possible side effects, and more.
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.
Featured Other
An insulin pump is a small device used to deliver insulin to the body in people with diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how the device works, explores the benefits and disadvantages of it, and lists side effects that may occur.
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