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Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition in which sugar (glucose) remains in the blood rather than entering the body’s cells to be used for energy. This...

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease that develops when the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that lets sugar (glucose) move from the...

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. The disease develops when the cells of the body become...

Gestational diabetes

If your blood sugar level first becomes too high when you are pregnant, you have gestational diabetes. It usually goes away after the baby is...

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty after eating. The delay results in bothersome and possibly serious...

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that include too much fat around the waist, elevated blood pressure, high triglycerides, elevated...

Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is an umbrella term, made up of a variety of different diseases affecting the...

Hypoalbuminemia

Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver and released into the blood. It helps prevent blood from leaking out of blood vessels, carries...

Hemoglobin A1c

Hemoglobin A1c is a test that shows the average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months. People with diabetes need to have this test...

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most...

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease occurs when damage to the kidneys causes reduced kidney function. Kidney disease has usually been present for many years and...

Diabetic foot problems

When you have diabetes your feet need extra care and attention. Diabetes damages the nerve endings and blood vessels in your feet, making you less...

Diabetic neuropathy

Neuropathy means nerve disease or damage. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. People with diabetes often have high blood sugar...

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinopathy is a disease of the retina. The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of your eye. It is the part of your eye that “takes...

Diabetic wounds

Diabetes can affect the body's immune system, impairing the ability of white blood cells to come to the site of an infection, stay in the infected...

Depression

Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad, to lose interest in activities that you've always enjoyed, to withdraw from others, and to...

High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too strong. Over time, high blood pressure...

High blood sugar

If your blood sugar levels are consistently 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to 350 mg/dL, you may have mild symptoms of high blood sugar. You...

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important type of fat (lipid) that is made by the body and is necessary for it to function. It also is found in foods that are...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a common condition characterized by an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level. Glucose is an important fuel for the body. A low...

Kidney failure

Acute renal failure (also called acute kidney injury) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when someone stops breathing or has slowed breathing during sleep. It can be mild, moderate, or severe, based on the number of...

Weight problems

Adults with obesity are more likely to have certain health problems than adults who are not obese. These problems include the following. ...

Impotence

Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, occurs when a man cannot achieve or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse....