Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Type 2 DM begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. Type 3 DM Gestational diabetes, is the third main form and occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop a high blood sugar level. Diabetes is one of the fast growing lifestyle disorder that can be effectively managed with few lifestyle modifications and eating a healthy diet. Assignment of a Life Insurance Policy simply means transfer of rights from one person to another.
People with diabetes are at risk of serious foot problems because poorly controlled sugar levels can harden and constrict blood vessels that reduce blood supply reaching the small nerves in your arms and feet. Decreased circulation of blood supply can lead to cold feet, skin discolouration, legs aching when walking, reddish looking feet, a lack of hair growth on the feet and lower legs, and shiny skin on the lower legs.
Symptoms of nerve damage or “peripheral vascular neuropathy” includes a burning sensation on the feet, prickly or stabbing sensations, the feet feeling ‘icy’ and even having sensations like electric shocks. Although everyone is susceptible to foot wounding, the risks are higher in diabetic patients who suffer from nerve damage.
One frequent patient at the SSL Diabetes Care Centre is Sivaganesan, who had two toes amputated in his 20-year battle with diabetes.
Patients with from foot deformities such as bunions, callouses and corns, clawed toes, charcot feet (irregular rocker bottom feet), nail deformities, infections and fissures and cracks should practise extra care as they are at higher risk of amputation.
The typical Malaysian “last minute” culture also applies to healthcare, albeit with sad yet avoidable consequences. Another cultural aspect that hinders preventive foot care is the tendency for patients’ preference in listening to friends’ advice, or what nurse Chuah terms as the “direct selling” culture, as well as seeking help from bomohs and sinsehs. In this blog post, we will be focusing on Hypoglycemia – its definition, symptoms, and treatments. Glucose (sugar) is one of the body’s major sources of energy and is manufactured in the form of complex carbohydrates or simple sugar.
When blood sugar is critically low, the liver starts processing glycogen to convert it into new sugar. Critically low blood sugar is when the body runs out of blood sugar and feels weak or if the brain’s demand for glucose increases. When the brain senses that the glucose level in the body is falling, it sends messages to other parts of the body. If you don’t have an insulin pump, fruit juices, raw fruit, soda, table sugar (at least 4 teaspoons) or candy are quick fixes.


Complex carbohydrates such as sweet pastries, cookies, brownies, and other sweet treats don’t qualify as ideal first aid treatments, because these combine protein and fat. Initially, the body would need about 15 grams of sugar to get their blood glucose back to normal.
It is advisable to consume more carbohydrates once you’re past acute stage to normalize your blood glucose level.
Prepare a detailed report and have your doctor check them to know whether your hypoglycemia is insulin pump or medication-induced. A family member, regular companion, or a roommate of yours should also be informed and educated about administering hypoglycemia treatments, just as you should be counseled on checking your blood glucose and managing your symptoms before going out or living alone.
You already know the nature of the condition, what happens during an episode, how, and why it happens. Syndrome X or  metabolic syndrome or Insulin resistance syndrome is related to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other diseases. Inflammation can also be a factor in Metabolic Syndrome because it is linked to the development of artery damage known as atherosclerosis. Ideally, diagnosis must be made early so that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced. If you are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, treatment will focus on reducing the risk of developing further health complications.
The best way to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome is by managing diabetes effectively and keeping blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity under control. A balanced nutritious diet minimizing the use of saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, besides helping reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Although there are numerous treatment options available to keep your blood sugar levels in control, home remedies can work wonders in achieving this task. According to Chuah Siok Chin, a nurse at the Sau Seng Lam Diabetes and Stroke Rehabilitation Centre, 70% of all amputation cases in Malaysia are due to diabetes.
This damages the nerves gradually, leading to a loss of sensation which starts usually from the tip of the toes. The irony is that because some patients can still feel a little sensation in their feet, they do not realise that these sensations are actually signs of nerve damage. He had to spend about RM10,000 on surgery later to remove the rust from his feet,” Chuah said.


The good news is 75 percent of amputations due to diabetes can be prevented with patient education and good foot care. Diabetes care clinics such as Sau Seng Lum also offer foot wound care and treatment, wound dressing services and clinical advice at a subsidised rate.
By the time he comes back, it’s too late and we may have to amputate his entire foot by then due to infection,” she said. When a person runs out of glucose, the body is facing a serious threat that could lead to brain damage. This reaction triggers the below symptoms, your brain’s way of protecting itself from damage.
Candy is especially helpful so you might want to carry some around everyday especially if you are up for high level of activity. Another 15 grams can be administered if nothing happens, and another 15 grams if the symptoms persist after 10 minutes. Metabolic syndrome is quite common and mostly found in those with type 2 diabetes, poor blood sugar control or kidney disease and manifests itself through one or more risk factors that include obesity and insulin resistance. Even though nerve damage can occur in the hand as well, the feet in particular, have a higher risk of wounding. Hypoglycemic unawareness means the insulin level drops at rapid rate ahead of all symptoms, so they are not detected. The proper response is to elevate blood glucose level by eating before the brain runs out of stock. If the symptoms do not go away after three tries or within 30 minutes, it’s time to call an ambulance. If people around you, even strangers are aware of your hypoglycemia, you can prevent going into a coma. If we can control these 3 things, then there we’re less likely to get affected with any serious disease. Failing to respond will cause the blood glucose to continue to drop causing dizziness and trembling.



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