Diabetes

Common Name(s)

Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body controls your blood glucose, or blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, feeling very thirsty and hungry (even when you are drinking and eating), feeling very tired, blurry vision, cuts and bruises that heal slowly, weight loss, as well as tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and/or feet. Onset can take place at any time in an individual’s life, and can occur during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) even if the woman has never been diagnosed with diabetes before. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, there are various methods available to help monitor and manage blood-glucose (sugar) levels, depending upon which type of diabetes you are diagnosed with. Diagnosis with this condition typically requires lifelong management. Failure to appropriately manage blood sugar levels can ultimately lead to major complications including severe infections, blindness and heart disease.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Diabetes" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

http://www.HepatitisFoundation.org

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

http://www.diabetesaction.org

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Diabetes Hands Foundation

We work to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes while keeping in mind a vision of a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not feel alone, understand and manage a life with diabetes and work together towards a better future.

http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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London Diabetes and Lipid Centre

London Diabetes works to ensure that each individual patient controls their diabetes rather than letting diabetes control their lives through providing accessible and high quality health care.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

http://www.tcoyd.org

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 32659 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Periodontal parameters in prediabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and non-diabetic patients.
 

Author(s): Mohammed Alasqah, Sameer Mokeem, Ali Alrahlah, Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, Tariq Abduljabbar, Zohaib Akram, Fahim Vohra, Fawad Javed

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The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical and radiographic periodontal parameters in prediabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and non-diabetic patients. Forty-one patients with prediabetes (Group 1), 43 patients with T2DM (Group 2), and 41 controls (Group 3) were ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Healthcare costs and utilization of diabetes-related complications in Taiwan: A claims database analysis.
 

Author(s): Ssu-Wei Cheng, Chin-Yuan Wang, Jin-Hua Chen, Yu Ko

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11602.

 

To estimate the healthcare utilization and costs of major diabetes mellitus (DM)-related complications in Taiwan in the year of first occurrence and in subsequent years.This study is a retrospective claim database analysis using the longitudinal cohort of diabetes patients (LHDB) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dynamic fluctuations of advanced glycation end products and its C-terminal truncated receptor level in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and undergoing diabetes or not: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Hui Qiu, Wei-Ping Li, Xu-Hua Shen, Xiang-Yu Guo, Bing Hua, Hong-Wei Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11278.

 

The role of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and its C-terminal truncated receptor (soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products, sRAGE) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with or without diabetes is unknown. We compared their levels in patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Diabetes" returned 4781 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association of metformin intake with bladder cancer risk and oncologic outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jiao Hu, Jin-Bo Chen, Yu Cui, Ye-Wen Zhu, Wen-Biao Ren, Xu Zhou, Long-Fei Liu, He-Qun Chen, Xiong-Bing Zu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11596.

 

Recent clinical trials indicated that metformin intake might play a protective role in the incidence and oncologic outcomes of various cancers. However, its protective effect on bladder cancer remains uncertain.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Economic Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Thomas R Einarson, Annabel Acs, Craig Ludwig, Ulrik H Panton

Journal: Value Health. 2018 07;21(7):881-890.

 

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) constitute major comorbidities in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), contributing substantially to treatment costs for T2DM. An updated overview of the economic burden of CVD in T2DM has not been presented to date.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Exercise and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes mellitus].
 

Author(s): Carlos Poblete-Aro, Javier Russell-Guzmán, Pablo Parra, Marcelo Soto-Muñoz, Bastián Villegas-González, Cristián Cofré-Bolados, Tomás Herrera-Valenzuela

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 Mar;146(3):362-372.

 

Sedentarism, overweight and malnutrition generate an increase in the production of reactive oxygen species leading to a state of chronic oxidative stress. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, oxidative stress alters pancreatic insulin secretion and the actions of the hormone ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Internet Intervention for Diabetes Distress
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017

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Estrogen and Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2018

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Diabetes Interprofessional Team to Enhance Adherence to Medical Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2018

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