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Posts Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’


          Diabetic neuropathies are among the most frequent complication of long-term diabetes.  It is estimated that 60% to 70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.  The femoral nerve is commonly involved giving rise to symptoms in the legs and feet.  Pain is the chief symptom and tends to worsen at night when the person is at rest.  It is usually relieved by activity and aggravated by cold. Paraesthesias are a common accompaniment of the pain.  Cramping, tenderness and muscle Read more…

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          Obesity is the result of caloric imbalance (too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed) and is mediated by genetic, behavioral and environmental factors.  Childhood obesity is a major health problem worldwide and is increasing by the day.  It has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008.  The prevalence of Read more…

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            Type 2 diabetes is also referred to as adult onset diabetes.  Unfortunately, it is striking people at younger ages, and the rates are on the rise as the population grows heavier and gets less physical exercise.  Keeping a watch on your weight and being physically active can help prevent most cases of the disease.  If one chooses a diet rich in whole grains and healthy fats, it will add even more protection.  Adult onset diabetes is the 7th leading cause Read more…

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