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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose Levels) in the Elderly

Glucose is a simple sugar that is utilized throughout the body for energy. Excess glucose is converted to fat and stored away. When the body has insufficient glucose, it will break down and convert fat and protein into glucose to supply all the cells in the body. Glucose is transported through the bloodstream. In high […]

Diabetes Eye Disease (Retinopathy) in Elderly Diabetics

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the retina in the eye. The retina contains the cells that are responsible for our vision. Patients may not show any symptoms during the early stages of diabetic retinopathy but various vision abnormalities such as distorted and blurred vision appear as the […]

Diabetic Nerve Disease (Neuropathy)

What is Diabetic Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of chronic diabetes in which the nervous system is affected. Nerve damage could either be restricted to certain parts of the body or happen throughout the body. It may affect the nerves that are responsible for sensation, muscle action and involuntary control of organs. Neuropathy can […]

Diabetic Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) in the Elderly

What is Diabetic Nephropathy? Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels (capillaries) in the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Blood circulating through a network of capillaries (glomerulus) in the kidneys is filtered to remove the toxins and form urine. The high blood glucose levels in diabetics damages the […]

Diabetes and Osteoporosis Risks

Diabetes and Osteoporosis Risks

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as sugar diabetes, is a condition with poor control of blood glucose levels. It has far reaching effects on various organs of the body including the bone. Diabetes can also impact on the bone and even contribute to conditions such as osteoporosis. This link is more significant in seniors as age-related […]

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