Diabetes

Common Name(s)

Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body controls your blood glucose, or blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, feeling very thirsty and hungry (even when you are drinking and eating), feeling very tired, blurry vision, cuts and bruises that heal slowly, weight loss, as well as tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and/or feet. Onset can take place at any time in an individual’s life, and can occur during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) even if the woman has never been diagnosed with diabetes before. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, there are various methods available to help monitor and manage blood-glucose (sugar) levels, depending upon which type of diabetes you are diagnosed with. Diagnosis with this condition typically requires lifelong management. Failure to appropriately manage blood sugar levels can ultimately lead to major complications including severe infections, blindness and heart disease.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

http://www.HepatitisFoundation.org

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

http://www.diabetesaction.org

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

http://www.tcoyd.org

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 21479 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hyperglycemic crisis precipitated by Lassa fever in a patient with previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus.
 

Author(s): A E Edo, E Okaka, I U Ezeani

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;17(5):658-61.

 

Hyperglycemic crisis (HC) is an acute complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is commonly precipitated by infections and non-compliance with therapy. Viral precipitant of HC is uncommon. To report a rare case of HC unmasked by Lassa fever in a patient previously not known to have ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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The distribution of the ABO blood groups among diabetes mellitus patients in Qatar.
 

Author(s): A Bener, M T Yousafzai

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;17(5):565-8.

 

There is strong evidence in the literature that there is an association between ABO blood group and certain diseases.

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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Potential for Pakistani traditional medicinal plants to combat diabetes.
 

Author(s): Mashwani Zia-ur-rehman, Khan Mirajab, Ahmad Mushtaq

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):488-90.

 

To investigate the potential of medicinal plants used in traditional healing in Pakistan to inhibit the glycation process. This may be useful in combatting diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 3081 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of the kidneys in glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetes: clinical implications and therapeutic significance through sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors.
 

Author(s): John P H Wilding

Journal: Metab. Clin. Exp.. 2014 Oct;63(10):1228-37.

 

The kidneys play an important role in regulating glucose homeostasis through utilization of glucose, gluconeogenesis, and glucose reabsorption via sodium glucose co-transporters (SGLTs) and glucose transporters. The renal threshold for glucose excretion (RTG) is increased in patients ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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Animal models of disease: classification and etiology of diabetes in dogs and cats.
 

Author(s): Richard W Nelson, Claudia E Reusch

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Sep;222(3):T1-9.

 

Diabetes mellitus is a common disease in dogs and cats. The most common form of diabetes in dogs resembles type 1 diabetes in humans. Studies suggest that genetics, an immune-mediated component, and environmental factors are involved in the development of diabetes in dogs. A variant ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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Inhibitory G proteins and their receptors: emerging therapeutic targets for obesity and diabetes.
 

Author(s): Michelle E Kimple, Joshua C Neuman, Amelia K Linnemann, Patrick J Casey

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The worldwide prevalence of obesity is steadily increasing, nearly doubling between 1980 and 2008. Obesity is often associated with insulin resistance, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM): a costly chronic disease and serious public health problem. The underlying ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Technology Intensified Diabetes Education Study in African Americans
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Diabetes Mellitus, Adult-Onset; Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent; Diabetes Mellitus, Noninsulin Dependent; Diabetes Mellitus, Type II

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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Natural History of Autoimmune Diabetes and Its Complications
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Type 1 Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes; Immunologically Mediated Type 1 Diabetes; Anti Beta-Cell Autoantibodies; Autoimmunity

 

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1; Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2; Non-proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

 

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2012

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