When you go to the doctor to have blood work done, hyperlipidemia can be diagnosed. But what exactly is hyperlipidemia? We will help you make sense of it all here.Continue reading “How Do I Know If I Have Hyperlipidemia?”
Diabetes affects many different parts of the body, including your mouth, teeth, and gums. The high blood sugar levels, poor circulation, and inflammation can cause a number of dental health problems. In fact, 22% of people with diabetes are diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This is why it is important to understand how diabetes can affect your dental health and to make sure you are taking preventative measures.Continue reading “Diabetes and Dental Health”
Studies have confirmed the risk of diabetes complications is directly related to not only the blood glucose levels but also the levels of blood pressure and blood lipids, especially LDL-cholesterol. Continue reading “Have High Cholesterol (Dyslipidemia)? Know Your Numbers!”
Hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar) happens when your blood glucose is less than 70mg/dl. However, it is possible that you may experience low blood sugar symptoms at higher levels. Hypoglycemia is dangerous and can be life-threatening. It can lead to coma or death, if left untreated. Whenever possible, check your blood sugar level when you think it is low. Continue reading “Is hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) dangerous?”
Diabetes is a widespread epidemic, affecting around 20 million people in the United States and 171 million people worldwide. Diabetes is often associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD, regardless of its underlying etiology, is defined as either kidney damage or decreased kidney function for ≥ 3 months. For nearly half of patients who receive dialysis therapy, diabetes is the primary cause of their kidney failure. Continue reading “Diabetes and Kidney Function”
Hypoglycemia and Physical Activity
It is important to become familiar with how your body responds to different durations and types of exercise.