The pancreas is an important organ in the body, which plays a vital role in the process of digestion. This organ produces hormones and enzymes that help to digest the food that we eat. When we eat carbohydrate foods, glucose is absorbed from the food into the bloodstrea ... Read more
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What is diabetes insipidus (DI)? Diabetes insipidus is a rare medical condition that results in water imbalance in the body. As a result of the kidney failing to properly conserve fluids, patients with DI experience excessive urination (polyuria). DI also mak ... Read more
Invokana (Canagliflozin) and weight loss Canagliflozin has been shown to reduce weight in type 2 diabetic patients who are obese. Obesity is when a person has excessive body fat. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. When you are obese, your body becomes less s ... Read more
What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to cause type 2 diabetes. When you have prediabetes, it acts as a warning sign that you are at risk of having type 2 diabetes. The good news is that p ... Read more
What is Bydureon? Bydureon is an extended release medicine also known by its generic name exenatide. It is usually prescribed with exercise and diet to control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, this injectable diabetes drug should not be used to tr ... Read more
What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a group of medical conditions that includes high blood glucose, high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, low HDL levels (good cholesterol), and high triglycerides or cholesterol levels. When all these conditions occur ... Read more