Diabetes mellitus (DM) or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include heart disease, kidney failure, and damage to the eyes.Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or because cells of the body do not respond properly to the insulin that is produced.
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  • Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

    … from the dashboard and windshield. Do not turn the airbags off. Many newer vehicles allow for passenger side airbags to be turned off. This is often necessary when children ride in the front seat. However, safety agencies agree that airbags are may be used in an emergency by pregnant women. Keep the passenger side airbags on. Avoid Lengthy Car…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Negligence in Prenatal Testing

    …. Some risk factors may include: The pregnant woman is older than 35 There have been previous pregnancies involving low or high birth weight, birth defects, or stillbirths The pregnant woman is clinically obese The pregnant woman has high blood pressure There is a history in the family of birth defects such as Down syndrome There…

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  • Retinal Detachment Symptoms and Treatment

    … for those over 40. Those most at risk are very nearsighted people, due to stretching of the eyeball. Those who have experienced an inflammatory eye disorder, advanced diabetes, or have sustained an injury to the eye may experience retina thinning, which leads to tears and fluid leakage. Family history can also play a role. Getting Treatment In most…

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  • Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

    … diet that often accompanies it. Only 8% of truck drivers report exercising regularly and many suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. Over seventy percent are overweight or morbidly obese. Unhealthy truckers are a greater threat to themselves and others on the road for a number of reasons. Poor heart health puts truckers at risk for emergency…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -