Water is extremely important for the proper functioning of our body. Despite the fact that it is the best way to quench your thirst, we often forget about it, focusing instead on calories, protein, fats or vitamins. How much water should you drink per day to prevent dehydration?
When diabetes is diagnosed in adults or children, the question that follows is usually whether it is type 1 or 2? Meanwhile, genetic research has revealed two more types of diabetes: Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). If you know someone with diabetes or if you yourself have been previously diagnosed, it’s a good idea to check if you or they have the right diagnosis.
For many years, it was thought that autoimmune diabetes only occurs in children and adolescents. Meanwhile, the increasing access to research has allowed for the distinction of LADA type diabetes. It is characterized by high resemblance to type 1 diabetes but it mainly affects adults. Find out how to recognize and treat it properly.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that manifests itself mainly through elevated blood glucose. Regardless of whether we use oral medications or insulin, we should control the level of glycemia using a glucometer. Which device should I choose? What should I look for when measuring blood glucose?
Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that affects more and more people. It develops in secret and does not cause any symptoms for a long time. If left untreated, it leads to serious complications and considerably shortens life expectancy. We should strive to diagnose the disease as early as possible, preferably before the first symptoms occur. The article will tell you what tests to do to be able to quickly diagnose diabetes and take the right treatment.
Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed between the 24th and the 28th weeks of pregnancy. This diagnosis is always a difficult experience for an expecting mother. What is diabetes in pregnancy, is it dangerous and how do we treat it?
In the last 50 years, a significant increase in the incidence of diabetes has been noted, in parallel to the increasing obesity crisis. As of 2010, there were 285 million cases of this disease in the world, while in 1985 it was only about 30 million. In Poland, 3 million people have diabetes, but every fourth person has not yet been diagnosed. Find out what the symptoms of diabetes are and what to do to protect yourself from it.
Diabetes is mainly associated with older people who have never avoided sweet food and drinks. Meanwhile, Type 1 diabetes, otherwise known as insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disease that most commonly affects children and young adults. It is considered to be autoimmune because the patient's body attacks its own pancreatic cells. What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes and how can we fight it effectively? Can this disease be hereditary?
In Poland, there are only 2.2 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, which is the smallest number in the entire European Union. In this situation, the development of telemedicine is not only a trend but a necessary solution. E-consulting is reducing queues and saving time, providing better treatment efficiency and lowering costs. We’d like to help you understand the benefits of telemedicine.
A medical thermometer is an indispensable element of every home medicine cabinet. Measuring body temperature correctly greatly facilitates differential diagnoses and is a guide to taking antipyretics (substances which reduce fever). What kinds of thermometers are there? Which thermometer should you choose to find the most reliable measurement?