Diabetes

Living with diabetes

Living with diabetes can be tough but by actively managing stress, eating well and exercising often, diabetes does not have to negatively affect your work or social life.

Diabetics have higher tooth loss

The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well known, and now research shows that diabetics lose twice as many teeth as those without the disease.

Hypoglycaemia and what to do about it

Hypoglycaemia commonly affects diabetics who inadvertently use too large doses of insulin, but it can also occur in non-diabetic individuals. What should you know?

Diabetics beware when travelling by air

Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication – possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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