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Diabetes

Missed Medication – What To Do?

For many diabetes patients, taking their medications on schedule is a challenge. Some forget regularly, and others miss a dose here or there. If you have diabetes, it is likely you take one or more different medications. If so, these medications will play an important role in your diabetes care. …

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Maggot Therapy

Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT) is one of the treatments used for treating non-healing wounds in diabetic patients. It uses live maggots (fly larvae) which have been disinfected (germ free) to treat the wound. Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the …

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Lipid Profile

Introduction Lipid profile or lipid panel is a measurement of different types of cholesterol and level of triglyceride in the blood. It is a collective term given to the estimation of total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-L), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-L) cholesterol and triglyceride. An extended lipid profile may include very …

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How Overweight & Obesity Cause Diabetes?

Introduction Do you know that more than 70% of diabetics in Malaysia are obese? Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) link to each other as a condition known as Metabolic Syndrome. It is also associated with : hyperlipidaemia high blood pressure. As the number of people with obesity increases, the number …

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Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot  It is important for diabetic patients to take care of their feet. There are many types of foot problems commonly occurring among diabetics such as : Athlete’s foot (a fungal infection) Calluses and corns (hardened areas of skin), Cuts and blisters, Bunions (enlargement of bone tissue around the …

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Retinopathy – When to contact your doctor about eye problems in diabetes?

Introduction                                                  Diabetes can cause a variety of eye problems, the most common being diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is defined as retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by microvascular complications of diabetes. Other conditions associated with diabetes and the eye include cataracts, cornea abrasion, cornea ulcer, dry eyes,,glaucoma and ocular motor …

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Diabetic Foot Care

Foot care is an essential component of care for every diabetic in preventing the development of diabetic foot complications. The following are important elements in diabetic foot care : Good diabetes control Following a reasonable diabetic diet, good compliance with medications, checking your blood sugar regularly, exercising regularly, and maintaining …

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