How can a diabetes diagnosis help me feel better?

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William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Diabetes diagnosis means treatment, and treatment means improvement. The good news is that you are going to feel ten years younger in a matter of months. Your energy is about to start going up, up, up. You won’t be so thirsty. Instead of getting up four times a night to pee, you’ll sleep through the night. Your love life will improve. Your vision will get sharp. You won’t be so crabby, you might not notice, but your loved ones sure will. Bottom line: From this very day forward, it all gets better.
Taming the Tiger: Your first year with Diabetes

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If you ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, this book is for you! It is a fact. Getting a diagnosis of diabetes has the same impact on your body and soul as having a heart attack. Right now you are...

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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