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Insulin Pump In Diabetes

Introduction On Insulin Pump Figure 1 : An insulin pump model with the home screen showing the reservoir status, time and battery status. An insulin pump (Fig. 1) is a small portable computerized device that delivers rapid-acting insulin via an infusion set which includes a flexible, plastic tube (called a …

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Role and Function of Ophthalmologist in Diabetes Care

Ophthalmologists play an important role in preventing the complications of late-stage eye disease caused by diabetes. By routinely measuring blood pressure in all adult patients and providing education on healthy lifestyles, eye-care providers can contribute to early diagnosis, improved prognosis, and prevention of the complications of late-stage eye disease caused …

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Diabetic Cataract

What is Cataract? Cataract is the clouding or fogging of the normal clear lens of the eye. Lens is the organ that allows us to see and focus an image just like a camera. A camera with clear lens shall give a beautiful picture and vice versa. Diagram 1: Clear …

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Tips For Diabetes Patients and Caregivers

Tips for Diabetes Patient Living with diabetes doesn’t have to mean living in a prison. You can have a happy, healthy life as long as you control diabetes through careful management techniques. Here are some of the tips that will help you manage your diabetes. Plan what you eat and …

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Renal Profile

Introduction Renal profile is a test to assess kidney health. It is useful to measure kidney function. Renal profile gives information on levels of creatinine, sodium, calcium, chloride, blood urea and potassium. Some laboratory calculates glomerular filtration rate too. Kidney plays an important role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. …

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Oral Medications For Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Oral Medications For The Treatment Of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Oral anti-diabetes can be divided into six classes. Each class of oral anti-diabetes lowers blood sugar level through unique mechanism. Class of Anti-Diabetes Tablet Biguanides Examples of medication : Metformin (Glucophage®), Metformin XR (Glucophage XR®), Metformin + Glibenclamide (Glucovance®), Metformin + …

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Monitoring For Diabetes Associated Diseases / Problems In Children

Thyroid disease   Illustration 1 : Thyroid gland situated in front of the neck. (source : http://health.allrefer.com/pictures-images/child-thyroid-anatomy.html ) Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an antibody-related (autoimmune) disease. Children with type 1 diabetes mellitus can also develop other autoimmune diseases. One of the most common associated autoimmune conditions is thyroid disease. …

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