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Prediabetes

Prediabetes

Prediabetes – is a condition when sugar blood levels are between the normal level and diabetes mellitus level. A patient with prediabetes partly meets the diagnostic criteria for diabetes. This condition is often referred to as borderline diabetes, and is classified into two types: impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

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Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, modern term – type 1 diabetes mellitus) is a type of diabetes mellitus that is caused by the destruction of pancreas ?-cells that produce insulin. The lack of insulin leads to constantly increased blood and urine glucose levels. In most cases, type 1 diabetes mellitus is caused by an autoimmune … Read more

Diabetes and Alcohol

Diabetes and Alcohol

People having any type of diabetes mellitus should be very careful about consuming alcohol. The reason for this is that in the process of digestion, alcohol is processed somewhat similarly to fat, providing the body with a considerable amount of calories. This means that blood sugar levels rise after alcohol consumption, especially when it comes … Read more

Diabetes Diet

Diabetes Diet

Treatment of whatever type of diabetes mellitus usually includes keeping to a special diabetic diet. Its aim is to help keep the glucose levels normal, lose weight, prevent cardiovascular complications, and generally increase life expectancy. Today, there exist a number of different approaches and diets, and it is complicated to distinguish one as the best … Read more

Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Treatment

The main goal of diabetes treatment is to gain control over the levels of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipids to keep them at a normal range. The main focus is the glycaemic control, which means the normal levels of blood glucose in people with diabetes mellitus. To be always aware of the blood sugar … Read more

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women who were not diagnosed with diabetes before pregnancy. It can be defined as glucose intolerance, or impaired glucose tolerance (for more details, please read the “Prediabetes”) with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. This definition is applicable to … Read more

Karela – pure herb extract for treating diabetes mellitus

Karela – pure herb extract for treating diabetes mellitus

General information

Karela is a pure herb extract that helps control the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. In English, Karela means bitter melon, or bitter gourd. Karela is used as an adjuvant to antidiabetic drugs. Karela capsules are produced by the Himalaya Drug Company specializing in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Diabecon – herbal supplement for safe glycaemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus

Diabecon – herbal supplement for safe glycaemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus

General information

Diabecon is used in patients with diabetes mellitus in order to gain better control over the blood glucose levels. Namely, Diabecon can be prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), either as monotherapy or as adjuvant therapy; to patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus with signs and symptoms … Read more

Types of Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

Most people know two main types of diabetes mellitus – type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent) and type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent). In fact, there are much more types of this disease, some of which can be interconnected. Whatever type of diabetes is diagnosed, the most important thing is to understand the reasons of hyperglycaemia in order to … Read more

Januvia (Sitagliptin) – oral drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus that cannot be controlled by diet and exercises

Januvia (Sitagliptin) – oral drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus that cannot be controlled by diet and exercises

General information

Januvia medication is used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus).  Generic for Januvia is sitagliptin, which was earlier identified as MK-0431. Sitagliptin is marketed by Merk & Co. as Januvia. This drug is usually a part of an antidiabetic program that includes special diet … Read more