Related Conditions

Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t make insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose enter cells for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. This causes high blood glucose or high blood sugar.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes - a chronic disease that has no known cure. It is the most common type of diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy; a hormone made by your placenta keeps your body from using the insulin as it should.

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder. It happens when your stomach takes too long to empty out food.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke or all three.

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 means that the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood is too high.

Diabetic Foot Problems

When a patient with diabetes loses sensation in the feet, sores or injuries may go unnoticed until serious ulcers develop.Diabetic neuropathy and blood vessel disease both increase the risk of foot ulcers.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar (glucose) can damage the tiny blood vessels that supply your nerves, especially in the legs.

Diabetic Retinopathy

High blood sugar can damage blood vessels of the retina and cause them to leak or bleed. This damage can lead to abnormal blood vessel growth. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms include floaters, blurred vision or poor night vision.

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

Health advice for those feeling depression; feeling depressed, sadness or having no hope; decreased joy from or interest in daily activities; thoughts of suicide.

High Blood Pressure

Helpful information if your Systolic blood pressure greater than 140; your Diastolic blood pressure greater than 90; or if you are taking medications for 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

Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, but you also get cholesterol from many of the foods you eat. Cholesterol your body makes from the fat you eat creates the most risk for disease.

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by low blood sugar (glucose) - the main source of fuel for the body.

Kidney Failure

There are 2 types of kidney failure — acute and chronic - which happens when damage results in loss of normal kidney function. It may also be called end stage renal disease (ESRD).

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition and happens in all age groups and both genders, although it is more common in men.

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....