Diabetes: A child who drinks and urinates lots should consult

On the rise in children, type 1 diabetes, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes, is still often diagnosed too late, when the young patient suffers from Ketoacidosis which can have fatal consequences. To educate parents about the urgency of the support, the campaign diabetes child and Adolescent is on November 14, 2010, at the World Diabetes Day.

Your child starts to drink heavily, without thirst seems quenched? He often goes to the toilet and reset itself to ‘pee in the bed’? May suffer from type 1 diabetes, as 15,000 other children less than 15 years. To remove the doubt, promptly see a doctor who will conduct a screening of sugar in his urine. With this simple test, you will avoid your child to potentially serious complications.

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15,000 young diabetics
The child and adolescent diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the cells β of the pancreas produce more insulin. This insulin deficiency causes the accumulation of sugar in the blood. Above a certain threshold, and in the absence of treatment, high blood sugar will cause the production of ketone bodies in the liver: this is what is called ketosis. It is manifested by the appearance of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Ketoacidosis is the acidification of the blood due to the excessive accumulation of these ketone bodies. This condition causes intense fatigue, respiratory disorders and disorders of consciousness. He especially life-threatening of the child. Continue reading “Diabetes: A child who drinks and urinates lots should consult”

Better manage his diabetes daily

Monitoring of blood glucose, special food, physical activity… To better manage his diabetes on a daily basis, the drugs are not sufficient. Head of the Department of diabetes to the CHU Grenoble, Pr Halimi returned on these boards and the difficulties to follow.

Doctissimo: Is self-monitoring of blood glucose necessary for management of diabetes?
PR. Halimi : In type 2 diabetes (which is not insulin), the question at the bottom that is: “A what is self-monitoring?”. Then, I am absolutely, very favourable to self-monitoring, either I think it is better to do very little or not at all. Why these 2 ideas?


Is done if truly it is used, if the patient is able to understand why it does, that is that it gives it as information, so that he understands why the blood sugar rises or drops, what is the benefit of such situation and as caregivers watch the results and take the teaching time of analysis of things. In these conditions, self-monitoring is useful, helpful and she both improves metabolic outcomes and the quality of life of patients. Continue reading “Better manage his diabetes daily”

Diabetes: live like everyone

Diabetes affects more than 2 million people in France. A more widespread illness, a disease including complications may be irreversible. To limit the risk of blindness, kidney disease, amputation, heart problems, one solution: assiduous monitoring of treatment. To achieve certain insulin-dependent persons have made the choice of pump insulin. Zoom on this unknown device which allows to forget her illness on a daily basis.

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by an absence or a too low production of insulin by the pancreas. This lack of insulin, hormone essential to the use of sugar by cells in the body, causes an increase in blood glucose. To compensate for this imbalance, there are different treatments: of oral medications for low insulin production, insulin injections or insulin in the absence of production of insulin the pump. This latter device, used in France, has many advantages. For patients, the insulin pump to regain a normal life. Testimony.

Daily diabetic menu

The end of injections
To limit the risk of complications, should scrupulously control his diabetes and assiduously follow his treatment; that means for many patients of multiple injections. “I was living very poorly, I did not accept my illness, explains Mario, diabetic for 23 years.” I myself as a nuisance: in the word diabetes there is the word devil. I felt excluded and dissimulais the existence of my illness. I hid for my injections and yet this is not easy on his place of work! “When people see you get out your”small equipment”injection, they often cringe”. Continue reading “Diabetes: live like everyone”

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: solutions exist!

Diabetes now affects nearly 3 million French. Complications, erectile dysfunction are rarely addressed, while they may alter the quality of life and support. Fact Doctissimo point with Dr. Pierre Desvaux, Andrologist and sexologist.

Diabetes is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction. Not less than a diabetic in three would be affected between 20 and 60 years1problem, which many do not dare talk about. Yet, effective supported are available.
Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: it’s not in the head!

solutions exist

What are the real links between diabetes and erectile dysfunction? If it was long thought that psychological disorders could be at the origin of these intimate problems, we know that are organic causes for these links, even though the mechanism remains originally partly mysterious. Several hypotheses have been advanced: Continue reading “Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: solutions exist!”

The treatment of diabetes should include that of erectile

While diabetes is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction, the support of these intimate problems remain insufficiently taken into account. Yet this neglect can have important consequences on the overall quality of life of the patient. Dr. Pierre Desvaux, Andrologist and sexologist, tells us more.

Doctissimo: What are the links between diabetes and erection disorders?
Dr. Pierre Desvaux: Diabetes can cause vascular, nerve, and hormonal violations. But the main cause of erectile tissue and metabolic. In diabetic patients, the corpora cavernosa tend to less release of nitric oxide originally of tissue release, necessary step for these tissues fill with blood and enable an erection. Moreover, quality even of these tissues is less important for poorly controlled blood sugar.Finally, diabetic patients (especially after 50 years) are more likely to have below normal testosterone levels. Hypogonadism can result in libido and erectile disorders.
Doctissimo: What are the consequences of these intimate problems in the treatment of diabetes?

the treatment of diabetes

Dr. Pierre Desvaux: A study of an American urologist, Dr. Benjamin H Lowentritt, showed in 2004 that erectile dysfunction can lead to a less good monitoring of the treatment of a chronic disease. This is true for diabetes but also for hypertension, depression, cholesterol… The diabetic patient think that treatment is at the origin of these erectile dysfunction and will therefore abandon, while there is no link between the molecule and these intimate problems. Continue reading “The treatment of diabetes should include that of erectile”

When diabetes attack your libido!

Diabetes is a disease that may progress silently. Among its complications, erectile disorders may appear. Attention, these issues may be signs of alert. To prevent these risks and find a fulfilling sex life, talk to your doctor!

Diabetes now affects nearly 3 million people in France and 189 million worldwide. Complications, erectile dysfunction are often ignored while they actually alter the quality of life.

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: the diabolical duo
Often ignored, diabetes is the first diagnosed case of erectile dysfunction. Not less than a diabetic in three would be affected between 20 and 60 years this problem, which many do not dare talk about. The concerns are more frequent that diabetic disease is old and installed, and especially poorly controlled: Continue reading “When diabetes attack your libido!”

Diabetic underestimate the risks

Diabetes, patients are too often careless. Yet, only a good control of blood glucose to prevent serious complications. A European survey that too few patients are aware of the importance of such an approach1.

Type 2 diabetes is epidemic proportions in Western countries. The magnitude of this scourge, should prevent the occurrence of disease but also its complications when it is diagnosed. Only regular monitoring of blood sugar to prevent serious consequences: cardiovascular disease, eye problems, nervous, renal, amputation.

Diabetic risk

To avoid serious complications
Control of blood glucose, antidiabetic treatment and modification of the hygiene of life (nutrition and physical activity primarily) can control the disease and prevent the occurrence of severe complications. But between theory and practice, there is a gap which concerned about very many specialists. Today, diabetes type 2 oral antidiabetic Treaty is far from always well controlled: in France, 34 and 46 percent of patients treated with oral medications have glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) greater than 8%. Continue reading “Diabetic underestimate the risks”

Diabetes and daily and social life

A diabetic can live “normally” or even “serenely”? Can exercise all the trades, practice a sport, pass his driver’s licence?

Yes, as long as property control his blood sugar, to manage his hypoglycaemia, to refrain from smoking, to immediately treat infections, avoid alcohol, follow his diet, sport, to take care of her feet and her teeth, to monitor his eyes and his kidney to check urine, blood and blood pressure by his doctorto learn about the new developments regarding diabetes… It seems many, but these are the principles of common sense and caution that allow the diabetic to be autonomous and responsible for, possible as normal life, and predict the future calmly.

Diabetes and daily

To maintain this Cape, the tips and tricks provided by associations are a valuable assistance: recipes for eating well despite a restrictive sugar regime, decryption of a food label, recommended sports, adaptation of the treatment for influenza, meal excessive, exercise, hypoglycemia, travel or vacation, rights of people with diabetes in the world of work, insurance, school… Continue reading “Diabetes and daily and social life”

Diabetes by the numbers

Of type 1 or II, diabetes translated abnormal rise in the rate of glucose in the blood. This anomaly is due to a failure or a bad use of insulin. Diabetes is a serious disease which, without proper treatment, can be the cause of heart disease, blindness, of impotence and even amputations.


In normal humans, blood glucose oscillates permanently between 0.50 and 1.50 g per litre of blood. What value can we talk about diabetes? Hypoglycemia?

Diabetes by the numbers

Blood glucose
Glucose provides energy to the various tissues of the body. If the rate of glucose in the blood remained stable even after a meal or after a physical effort, it is that there is a regulatory system complex in which insulin plays a key role.
Glucose is the rate of sugar in the blood. Continue reading “Diabetes by the numbers”

Diabetes: the galloping epidemic!

Rampant obesity, sudden changes of eating habits, differences in access to care, poor follow-up of prescribed treatment, bad information, etc. Many factors explain the concern of doctors on the status of diabetes in the world. Yet, pragmatic and drug solutions exist!


Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, difficult to handle, hence the importance of a constant information of patients, but doctors also met in symposium at the Medec to the point on this condition.

the galloping epidemic!

Figures that scare
Worldwide, there are 150 million diabetics, they will be $ 300 million in 2025. In France, we will spend 2 to 3 million on the same period. Type 2 diabetes is responsible for in our country of 15% of the infarction, angioplasty and bypass surgery, 20% of kidney dialysis, 500 to 1,000 blindness a year, 8 500 amputations per year. Continue reading “Diabetes: the galloping epidemic!”