Type 1 Diabetes – Signs, Causes and Treatment

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What is type 1 diabetes? This type of diabetes is when your pancreas no longer produces any insulin. Insulin is the hormone that is needed by your cells to convert glucose, or blood sugar, to energy that your cells need to run properly. If you cannot process the glucose, then the glucose builds up in … Read more

Diabetes Insipidus – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

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Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease where the body cannot regulate its fluids properly. While DI shares its name (and some symptoms) partially with diabetes mellitus, the underlying conditions have nothing to do with one another. The overriding characteristic or symptom of DI is that the person experiences a tremendous increase in urine production. … Read more

Brittle Diabetes – It’s all about Control?

Brittle diabetes occurs in insulin dependent diabetics (typically type 1) whose blood sugar fluctuates greatly and unpredictably. But, what are the symptoms? Often slight deviations from meal, exercise or insulin plans can cause the massive fluctuations. The result is unpredictable cases of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Many times the result is quite serious including ketoacidosis and … Read more

Who Discovered Diabetes? Ancient India Connection

Who Discovered Diabetes? What is the history of Diabetes? When was diabetes discovered? Let’s take a look from the beginning. The Early Years Diabetes was discovered long before the current name was attributed to it. The earliest reference to the condition comes from the Indian physician Sushruta in the 6th century B.C. He noticed the … Read more