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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

2019-11-21T14:34:04+00:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes complications, Diabetes Management, Neuropathy|Tags: , , , |

Overview Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that can occur as a result of having diabetes. Elevated blood sugar can injure nerves throughout your body, with it most commonly occurring in the legs and feet. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from mild tingling and numbness to intense pain and burning sensations. Complications from

Krista Marston, RN-CDE at Diabetes Texas, and a Type 1 Diabetic

2019-11-21T14:35:47+00:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: |

At Diabetes Texas, it's important that our patients know they are receiving compassionate care. Today we shine the spotlight on our diabetes educator Krista Marston. She is a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, and soon to be mother of two. She also has type 1 diabetes. Watch the video below to

The Basics of Carbohydrates and Your Diabetes

2019-11-21T14:36:46+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

What Are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients (molecules the body uses to obtain energy) that your body obtains from foods you eat. The other two macronutrients are protein and fats. Carbs are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, and vegetables. Though they are often stigmatized by many diets,

What’s The Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes?

2019-11-19T21:38:44+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , , , , |

Diabetes is a group of chronic diseases that stem from blood glucose levels becoming too high. Glucose, sugar, comes from the food you eat being metabolized. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, shuttles glucose from the blood and into your cells to use as energy. There are two major types

Understanding A1C Testing Basics

2019-11-19T21:52:37+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes Management|Tags: , , , |

What is the A1C Test? The A1C test is a blood test used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. This is also the primary tool for diabetes management. A1C testing measures how much your hemoglobin is coated with sugar. Hemoglobin is the red protein found in the blood that

Diabetes Complications

2019-11-19T21:56:32+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes complications, Diabetes Management, Neuropathy|Tags: , , |

Type 2 diabetes often progresses in silence, without developing clinically relevant symptoms. It frequently remains undiagnosed until complications appear. As much as one-third of all cases may not be detected at all [1]. At the same time, there is epidemiologic evidence that complications are triggered in a much earlier stage of

3 Factors That Can Put You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

2019-11-19T22:06:02+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: |

Type 2 diabetes is one of the major types of diabetes. It is a chronic condition that affects how your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). With type 2 diabetes, your body either does not produce enough insulin or resists the effects of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and

10 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

2019-11-19T22:11:27+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes complications, Thyroid|Tags: , , |

Hypothyroidism disorder is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland that is not producing enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. This disorder is very common and affects nearly 30 million Americans each year. Nearly half of that population -15 million- go undiagnosed. Hypothyroidism can be caused by many things

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