Archive for the ‘Complications’ Category

Dexcom G4 Errors: From Love to Hate

After testing out Dexcom G4 CGM-sensors together with Heidi from Animas (Johnson & Johnson), it felt like I finally found the right continous blood glucose metering. Everything seemed so easy when she showed it. Dexcom seemed to be less prone to errors while also being way less painful to insert and . Oh well, then [...]

Diabetic foot complications

diabetic feet

Diabetic Neuropathy is when nerve damage occur. Foot complications may lessen diabetic person’s ability to feel pain, heat or/and cold. Your skin might also get very dry and it’s suggested to use moisture in order to avoid any skin peeling or cracking. Calluses tend to occur quicker on diabetics. These high pressure areas might need [...]

People with diabetes living considerably longer

The risk for diabetics to die prematurely decreases sharply. A new international study shows that mortality has halved in just over a decade. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg led the project, based on data from more than ten million people in Canada and the UK. The results for people living with diabetes are [...]

Green Coffee Beans can Help Control Sugar Levels

According to new research green unroasted coffee beans could help people with type 2 diabetes and shows that an extract from these beans can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce weight. The research which was conducted by Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and found that participants who consumed the green coffee extract [...]

Diabetes and Impotence

Diabetic impotence

Being diabetic can often lead to quite a few complications if your blood glucose goes up and down and if your HBA1C are repeatedly over 7.5. Impotence is one of the most common diabetic complications, but doctors and diabetic nurses seldom talk about it. Perhaps they are ashamed to bring it up, or they simply [...]

Diabetic.org.uk under new management

diabetic-impotence

This website is now under new management, powered by a guy with diabetes. I will here write about my own experience with diabetes and how I try to avoid complications. You can also learn more about common symptoms for hypo and signs that you might have diabetes. Diabetic.org.uk will also discuss insulin pump therapy and [...]