Diabetes: A child who drinks and urine much must consult

An increase in children, type 1 diabetes, formerly called insulin-dependent, is still often diagnosed too late, when the young patient suffers from a virus infection which can have fatal consequences. To sensitize parents to the urgency of the support, the diabetes child and Adolescent campaign was launched on 14 November 2010, World Diabetes Day.

Your child begins to drink heavily, while thirst seems satisfied? He often went to the bathroom and returned to pee “in bed”? Perhaps suffers from type 1 diabetes, as 15 000 other children less than 15 years. To remove this uncertainty, quickly see a doctor who will conduct a screening of sugar in his urine. With this simple test, you can avoid your child to the potentially serious complications.
15 000 young diabetics in France.

Diabetes

Of the child and the adolescent diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the cells β of the pancreas make more insulin. This lack of insulin causes the accumulation of sugar in the blood. Beyond a certain threshold, and in the absence of treatment, the hyperglycemia 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. Continue reading “Diabetes: A child who drinks and urine much must consult”

Can we be diabetic without knowing?

Quiet, discreet, diabetes is a disease that can long go unnoticed. Thus, five or ten years can elapse between its appearance and its diagnosis, which can be done in a complication. Can you be diabetic without knowing? How to improve screening?

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During digestion, our foods are converted into sugar, fuel to the cells of the body. Hormone produced by the pancreas, insulin regulates the amount of sugar stored or “burned” in the cells. Diabetes is thus related to a failure of secretion or insulin action.

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Priority to the screening

Characterized by a permanent excess of sugar in the blood, diabetes is the result of genetic and environmental factors. But can we be diabetic without knowing? Yes, as long the diabetes has been painless and insidious. It is usually diagnosed only five to ten years after it was started. According to experts, between 300,000 and 800,000 people suffer diabetes without knowing it in France. Continue reading “Can we be diabetic without knowing?”

What are those at risk?

This disease can appear as insidious is easy to detect… provided that measure glucose in the blood. But according to some, this review is that too rarely requested by the doctor. Test faster and cheaper detection in the urine is most common. Poor quality, this testing only detects proven diabetes. It is estimated between 500,000 and one million the number of diabetics unaware of their disease.

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The test for glucose in the urine indicate that blood glucose levels above 1.80 g/l. But diabetes is declared as soon as the rate of glucose in the blood is 1.26 g/l of blood fasting. The States of “pre-diabetes” or type 2 diabetes patients (where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin) were likely to go through this screening.

What are those at risk

To overcome the limits of this screening, is it possible to determine in advance the people at risk? Not really. Anyone, regardless of age, can develop diabetes. However can be identified some risk factors that are: Continue reading “What are those at risk?”

The four secrets to healthy living

Some lifestyle tips to prevent the complications of diabetes, or even to stop the onset of diabetes type 2 at a later stage.
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In a century, our lifestyles have changed radically for the better but also for the worst… Industrialization is accompanied by his lot of stress, fast food and physical inactivity, which are risk factors in the development of diabetes type 2 and complications of diabetes type 1 and II.

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Diabetes and art of living in the new Millennium
Whether or not, you’re reached a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of onset of the disease or to limit complications. Depending on your state of health and the type of diabetes that affects you, medication (insulin, tablets, etc.) may be useful. Continue reading “The four secrets to healthy living”

Diabetes: prevention through sport

Some lifestyle tips to prevent the complications of diabetes, or even to stop the onset of diabetes type 2 at a later stage.

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In a century, our lifestyles have changed radically for the better but also for the worst… Industrialization is accompanied by his lot of stress, fast food and physical inactivity, which are risk factors in the development of diabetes type 2 and complications of diabetes type 1 and II.

prevention through sport

Diabetes and art of living in the new Millennium
Whether or not, you’re reached a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of onset of the disease or to limit complications. Depending on your state of health and the type of diabetes that affects you, medication (insulin, tablets, etc.) may be useful.

Any person with diabetes can now lead a normal life by managing in the best condition, with four points: a balanced diet, physical exercise, appropriate medical advice and better stress management. Continue reading “Diabetes: prevention through sport”

The high fiber diet

The high fiber diet It is known that dietary modifications are recommended by the physician in a variety of diseases that include, among others, the ‘obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, renal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and numerous other diseases including dyslipidemia and diverticulitis of the colon.

We have cited some of these diseases on purpose in order to introduce a brief discussion of those diets that are precisely characterized, in particular, by a modification of their fiber content. Just to bring some examples we can say immediately that the variation of the content and quality of fiber in a diet can sometimes solve the problem of a brilliantly functional constipation (see our previous note on constipation) or, in some cases, the opposite of chronic diarrhea.

The high fiber diet

We have already alluded to deliberately dyslipidemia to remember, from the beginning of this exhibition, which has now been demonstrated by numerous studies that some water-soluble dietary fiber, taken in large amounts, can reduce, for another example, also cholesterol levels in the states of hypercholesterolemia. Continue reading “The high fiber diet”

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CONTINUOUSLY DECREASES THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER

A recent study, combined hormone replacement therapy for menopause, continuous take, does not increase the risk of uterine cancer. Instead, it would seem protective.

1.The advantages of hormone replacement therapy

At the time of menopause, hormone replacement therapy based on estrogen is prescribed to combat the risks of estrogen deficiency (both short term on the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes , on the long term aging the skin , arteries, etc..). Estrogens promote the proliferation of endometrial cells, it is recommended to associate with a progestin, which compensates this effect. Thus, the risk of uterine cancer is not increased with the treatment, called “combined” combining estrogen and progesterone. There are two types: continuous or discontinuous engagement (14 days per cycle).

THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER

A team of researchers studied the effects of continuous combined hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with a cancer of the endometrial (uterine lining) by compared to a control population. Women who received continuous treatment, compared to patients not following any treatment, have a risk of uterine cancer by 0.6. This risk is 0.4 compared to intermittent hormone therapy. Taking continuous hormone substitutive over several years does not increase the risk of endometrial cancer, rather it tends to decrease, showing that combined form (estrogen and progesterone) is continuous in the most advantageous. Continue reading “HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CONTINUOUSLY DECREASES THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER”