Featured Diabetes Articles
Descriptions of Featured Diabetes Articles
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.
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.
Symptoms of Diabetes
A few common signs and symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, and blurred vision. This eMedTV article examines these and other diabetes symptoms in detail, along with comparing symptoms for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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.
Incorporating diabetes recipes into your diet, such as the ones in this eMedTV Web page, can be an important part of managing or preventing diabetes. A registered dietician can provide you with more recipes to help you manage blood sugar levels.
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.
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.
Constant hunger, numbness in the feet, and frequent urination are few common symptoms of diabetes. On this eMedTV Web page, these and other possible type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes symptoms are discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to explaining diabetes treatment methods, this eMedTV article offers self-management tips. The goal of treatment is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible through diet, exercise, and, if necessary, medication.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, quick-acting and long-acting insulins have been developed for people with diabetes. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at additional advances in diabetes research, including islet transplantation and preventing kidney disease.
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.
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.
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.