Diabetes And Conditions
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel.
The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems..
Diabetes care: 10 ways to avoid complications
Diabetes is a serious disease. Following your diabetes treatment plan takes round-the-clock commitment. But your efforts are worthwhile. Careful diabetes care can reduce your risk of serious—even life-threatening—complications.
Here are 10 ways to take an active role in diabetes care and enjoy a healthier future..
Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar.
Keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging. That's because many things make your blood sugar levels change, sometimes unexpectedly. Following are some factors that can affect your blood sugar levels.
Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living — with or without diabetes. But if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It's not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat..
High blood pressure Hypertension.
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure..
Diabetes is a worldwide health problem of enormous importance. It is associated with horrible health complications such as heart attack, stroke, loss of vision, limbs, kidney function, and painful loss of nerve function. High blood pressure, abnormalities of cholesterol (and other fats in the blood), obesity, and other health problems are associated with the loss of blood sugar control that establishes the diagnosis of diabetes, and are important in the mechanism of damage resulting in the complications.
Because of the enormous cost of complications, both in quality of life and financially, all aspects of diabetes and the many associated conditions are controversial, with competition for resources to study, diagnose, prevent and treat these conditions.Finding information is not difficult, indeed there is an overload of information and trying to find information that is not tied to some kind of promotion on television, print media, and on the internet is very difficult. Education (counselling) , diet, paid exercise, and paid monitoring and medications represent enormous costs for both individuals and for society.
March 02, 2014 09:01 AM.
Started by immigrant medical health professionals to help the working uninsured and recently laid-off workers who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The clinic is open on Saturdays and the first and second Sundays of each month. Donations accepted. 209 E. William, Suite 104. Call for appointment, 316-558-3991.
November 20, 2017 03:07 PM.
UPDATED – Mayflower Clinic founder Abdul Arif wants the free medical clinic to survive long after he’s gone, and he says his purchase of the Primeline building at First and Topeka will help ensure that.
DEC 11, 2017.
He two-story building at First and Topeka has significantly more clinic space: about 3,000 square feet, with room to grow. Mayflower Clinic executive director Chelsea French says that after seven years, "the walls were closing in" at the nonprofit’s old location on East William.
MARCH 06, 2018 05:53 PM.
Founded in 2010 by a group of immigrants, the clinic moved to a new location at 154 N. Market from 209 S. William in December. Renovation is still underway, but eventually, the clinic will have 4,000 square feet of clinical space, about twice what the old location had, said Chelsea French, the clinic’s executive director and CEO.