Amber Clinics _New Family Members
On Aug 01, 2018
A Better Life with Diabetes - How pregnancy can affect your blood sugar levels
On May 28, 2018
Diabetes is a chronic disease with the potential of affecting all organs and organ systems. During pregnancy, specific steps need to be taken to manage diabetes, as uncontrolled levels of blood sugar can cause substantial health problems for mother and baby.
Demand for insulin usually increases during pregnancy and it is not uncommon for diabetic pregnant women to need insulin therapy or increased doses
A Better Life with Diabetes - Understanding the ABC of cardiovascular complications
On May 21, 2018
Diabetes is a chronic disease with the potential to affect all organs and organ systems. Thorough patient education and understanding of the nature of the disease are critical factors to avoid or at least delay severe complications of the disease.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major complications of diabetes. In fact, 65 per cent of diabetics die from heart disease or stroke.
The risk of cardiovascular disease can be controlled and reduced by considering the ABC of diabetes management.
A Better Life with Diabetes - Fasting during Ramadan: what diabetic patients should consider
On May 14, 2018
Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an important spiritual practice for Muslims. Diabetic patients can fast safely in most cases, if certain measures are taken.
Every person is different however, and fasting may affect diabetics in some cases or even lead to serious hypoglycaemic complications. Consultation with your doctor is advisable before you begin fasting. You will receive individual information on what exactly to consider and how you can modify your diabetes management. Instructions will be provided regarding glucose monitoring, the risks of fasting, nutrition and exercise. Your doctor will also advise you on any necessary changes to your medication.
A Better Life with Diabetes - Foot Care
On May 07, 2018
Diabetes is a complex disease with the potential to affect all organs and organ systems. Modern diabetes therapy consists of lifelong structured management, focused on three cornerstones: medication, regular check-up examinations to assure early diagnosis of complications, and lifestyle changes such as refraining from smoking and from alcohol.
The diabetic foot is a frequent and severe complication and occurs in 4-10 per cent of diabetic patients. There are a variety of symptoms ranging from cool, pale feet, blue discoloration of the toe, pain or cramps in the feet when walking to the development of chronic ulcers or gangrene.
A daily self-care regime to protect the feet is advisable for every diabetic and can prevent or at least delay the onset of clinical disease.
A Better Life with Diabetes - Diabetics can enjoy an excellent quality of long and healthy life
On May 01, 2018
As diabetes is a complex disease with the potential to affect all organs and organ systems, modern diabetes management must be holistic and integrated. If the three cornerstones of good treatment are considered thoroughly, side effects and complications can be avoided or at least delayed in many cases. For patients it is difficult however to coordinate all needed appointments without missing important follow-up visits and control exams.