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Were you looking for information about Diabetes? Dibetes is a common misspelling of diabetes.
About 18.2 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition in which the body cannot properly convert food into energy. People who have it often feel tired, hungry, and thirsty. This happens because their bodies do not make insulin, do not use insulin properly, or both. In turn, this causes glucose to build up in the blood instead of moving into the cells. Some people with this condition may also lose weight, urinate often, or have trouble with their eyes.
Over time, the high blood glucose levels caused by diabetes can lead to several health problems and complications. Effectively managing this condition is critical to help minimize the risks of future complications. In the conventional medical approach to diabetes treatment, people learn to keep their blood glucose in as healthy a range as possible. They do this by:
  • Following a healthy food plan
  • Being physically active
  • Controlling their weight
  • Testing their blood glucose regularly.
There are also a number of medications that can be used to regulate blood sugar if lifestyle changes are not enough.
(Click Diabetes for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides detailed information about the different types of diabetes, how often they occur, and how a healthcare provider may diagnose diabetes. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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