Can Diabetes be Reversed?

Can Diabetes be Reversed?

Is a cure for diabetes possible? In the case of type 2 diabetes, doctors talk about the possibility of remission. Patients in remission have normal blood sugar levels without having to take any diabetes medications. What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is defined...
Insulin: What Are the Different Types?

Insulin: What Are the Different Types?

Insulin is used for type 1 diabetes (DM Type 1), in which the pancreas does not make enough insulin, and in some cases of type 2 diabetes, usually along with oral medication. There are four basic types of insulin, classified by onset and duration of action:...
Diabetes: Oral Antidiabetic Medications and how They Work

Diabetes: Oral Antidiabetic Medications and how They Work

Before we discuss oral antidiabetic medications (antihyperglycemics), let’s look at the two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by lack of insulin production. The so-called beta cells in the pancreas do not produce enough of this hormone.  Type 2 diabetes is...
Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, where it produces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone regulates the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism is the term for low thyroid hormone production.   Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Tiredness Unexplained...