Diabetic retinopathy has been found in nearly 8 percent of pre-diabetic participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), according to a report presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 65th Annual Scientific Sessions. Diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss, was also seen in 12 percent of participants with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetes during the DPP. No other long-term study has evaluated retinopathy in a population so carefully examined for the presence or development of type 2 diabetes.… Read More Diabetic Retinopathy Occurs in Pre-Diabetes
A patient with two fasting plasma glucose levels of 126 mg per dL (7.0 mmol per L) or greater is considered to have diabetes mellitus. Although high fasting blood glucose (blood sugars) can be an indication of type 1 diabetes (which develops over days or weeks instead of years) most patients will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). Tests include…… Read More How is Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed?
Type 2 diabetes occurs when insulin-producing in your pancreas either do not make enough insulin, or, you no longer have normal sensitivity to the insulin produced by your pancreas (insulin resistance)…… Read More Type 2 Diabetes 101
A skin tag is a benign (non-cancerous) skin growth that can occur on the body or face. They can be are smooth or wrinkled, skin-colored or just slightly darker than skin color, and vary in size and can grow as large as a big grape.… Read More Definition: Skin Tags (Acrochordons)
Other conditions may cause, be exacerbated, or result from insulin resistance. It is important for your doctor to take a complete medical history for you, and for family members as some disorders can be hereditary in nature. Be sure to tell your doctor if any family members have autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, or other serious health problems like cancer, heart disease, or high blood pressure or cholesterol…… Read More Disorders Associated with Pre-Diabetes