Diabetes: Briefly Stated

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a disease characterized by raised levels of blood sugar due to problems with insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar move from the blood and get into the innumerable cells of your body to provide energy. When insulin becomes defective or deficient or both, sugar remains trapped in the blood, leading to raised blood sugar levels…. READ MORE

Diabetes Medical Emergencies

Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to three main types of medical emergencies:

• Low blood sugar, also called called hypoglycemia or low blood sugar reaction

• Abnormal increase of acids in the blood, a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)

• Very high blood sugar, referred to as hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS)    ….. READ MORE