Posted by: Talitia Coleske | 2012/03/28


diabete voetsere

Wil meer inligting he wat voetsere bevat

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Dear Talitia

Feet in a patient with diabetes is very important, for they are the site of nerve damage as well as circulation problems as a consequence of damage from diabetes over a long time . In view of this they are more prone to fungal infections, and pressure sores or ulcers, which need to be checked for frequently and when found treated promptly.
To pre-empt long term problems is the ideal and this is done through maintaining good glucose control. Along with good glucose control, one needs dry feet well after washing, wearing good foot wear that is comfortable and cutting nails correctly. A more comprehensive account of all diabetic foot sores is beyond the scope of this forum, but would suggest that if you have a particular problem, then to have it adequately assessed.

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Posted by: Abass | 2012/06/10

A type 1 diabetic means that their pacarens isnâ € ™ t producing any insulin (or not enough that matters), and a type 2 diabetic means that their pacarens is producing insulin, but it is not doing its job.In the case of a type 2 diabetic, one of the reasons it may not be doing its job is because of insulin resistance. In other words, when the pacarens secretes the insulin, but itâ € ™ s overloaded with glucose (blood sugar) and canâ € ™ t delivery all of it into the cells, the cells will start shutting done accepting it.And, insulin (besides being a delivery hormone), it is also a storage hormone and will start storing the excess glucose (blood sugar) in the fat cells.In my case, I was getting fatter and fatter with my daily insulin shots because of this very reason.My uneducated guest about whether you are a type 1 or type 2 diabeticâ € ¦ I would lean towards the opinion that you are type 2. Why? Well, in my case I not only took insulin injections before each meal, but I also took a separate shot before I went to bed that was long lasting (24 hour) insulin that got me through the night as well.Therefore, you seem to be able to get through the night without additional dosage in your system.However, that is just my guest, and I suggest you ask your doctor.Thanks,Roger

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