Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for more than 43 percent of new cases.
There are several misperceptions and misunderstandings about type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or controlled once diagnosed.
Blood tests are used to diagnosis diabetes and prediabetes because disease type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms in the early stages. The test is repeated before a diagnosis is confirmed.
In order to detect or prevent complications people with diabetes are advised to have several tests and checkups each year.
Although diabetes is often silent in the initial stages, specific symptoms emerge as the disease progresses. Poor control of glucose levels increases the risk of complications of diabetes.
Knowing your family medical history can alert you to your risk of several health conditions.
Sugar is the body’s source of energy. You can’t live without it, but the type and amount of sugar you consume is key to good health.
Glaucoma first affects peripheral, or side vision, but will progress if left untreated.
Glaucoma often runs in families and, although it is more common in older people, it can strike at any age.
Although glaucoma is not preventable, it can be detected and treated to prevent loss of vision.
People who have 20/20 vision can still have glaucoma
Because of Pap smears and vaccines for HPV, the incidence and death rates of cervical cancer have plummeted.
Improvements in public health and medical treatment have significantly increased life expectancy in the past 60 years. People more frequently live into their 80s and 90s and even top the century mark.
A rare form of breast cancer often escapes detection. It changes the appearance of the breast and rarely has a lump.