Diabetes Complications | NCLEX RN Review 2019

Welcome to this video tutorial on the complications of diabetes. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) that results from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both, and affects multiple systems of the body. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause metabolic imbalance leading to acute complications, requiring immediate medical attention….

Diabetes and cholesterol

When you have diabetes having too much glucose also called sugar in your blood can make it harder for blood to flow around your body. And having high cholesterol or blood fats can make things even worse So let’s take a look at how high blood sugars and high cholesterol can cause problems in people…

Diabetes A1c Test

The A1C is an important measurement of how effectively you’re managing your diabetes The A1C or some refer to it as the glycohemoglobin or hemoglobin A1C is a test that reflects your average sugar control for the two to three month period prior to the test this is a test that can be done simply…

Diabetes Eye Exam

diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in working age adults it is important to realize that there are no symptoms until very advanced stages of the disease with care and appropriate treatment you can greatly decreased the risk of blindness and increase the chances of preserving your sight the Joslin Diabetes Center has…

Diabetes and blood pressure | Diabetes UK

When you have diabetes you’re more at risk of having high blood pressure This is when your heart has to work harder to push blood around your body By understanding what can cause this high pressure you can reduce your risk of it being a problem So let’s take a look at how high blood…

Gestational Diabetes, Animation

Gestational diabetes is a transient form of diabetes mellitus some women may acquire during pregnancy. Diabetes refers to high levels of blood glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose is the major energy source of the body. It comes from digestion of carbohydrates and is carried by the bloodstream to the body’s cells. But glucose…

Diabetes Foot Exam

we know that one in four people with diabetes will develop foot complications. These complications can be serious and can limit you and what you want to do with your life the Joslin clinical guidelines recommend that you have a thorough foot exam by your physician at least once a year one of the things…