Saturday, December 8, 2012

Can diabetes cause vertigo?

Pagkatapos ng  halos ikalawang linggo mula sa naging atake ng diabetes ,isang  umaga  bigla akong nahilo at nagsusuka Dahil dito nag patingin ako ng "glucose reading" at ito 93.  Pagkatingin sa glucose reading nagpahinga lang ako  hanggang sa  nag kunsulta ako sa duktor. Ang sabi ng duktor normal naman daw ang "glucose" reading at ang pagkahilo ay hindi  bunga ng mababang "glucose reading" , sa tingin ng duktor iba ang pinanggalingan ng pagkahilo at pagsusuka , the doctors says i have "vertigo". Parang di ko tanggap na "vertigo" nga ang  nangyari sa akin bagamat mayroon nga akong mga episodes ng "vertigo" sa mga nakaraang taon at buwan. Bagamat alam kung iyon ay pagkahilo at naging katanungan "can diabetes cause vertigo?"

Sa aking pag tingin , isang araw bago ako nahilo tumulong ako sa aking anak sa pag luluto sa kanyang tindahan sa umaga at  sa hapon naman ay  nag asikaso din ako sa  birthday party ng aking kapatid. Sa dalawang aktibidad na ito  palagay ko ay napagod ako , isang dahilan kung bakit  bumababa ang aking "glucose reading" at posible ding ito ang nag dulot ng hilo at pagsusuka..

Paglilinaw naman tungkol sa "vertigo" mula sa aking mentor;

Vertigo /ˈvɜː(ɹ)tɨɡoʊ/ (from the Latin vertō "a whirling or spinning movement"[1]) is a subtype of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary.[2] The symptoms are due to an asymmetric dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear.[2] It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as a balance disorder, causing difficulties standing or walking. There are three types of vertigo: (1) Objective[3]− the patient has the sensation that objects in the environment are moving; (2) Subjective[3]− patient feels as if he or she is moving; (3)Pseudovertigo[4]− intensive sensation of rotation inside the patient's head. While appearing in textbooks, this classification has little to do with pathophysiology or treatment.

Dizziness and vertigo rank among the most common complaints in medicine, affecting approximately 20%-30% of the general population.[5] Vertigo may be present in patients of all ages. However, it is rarely a primary concern amongst children, and becomes more prevalent with increasing age.[5] The most common causes are benign paroxysmal positional vertigoconcussion and vestibular migraine while less common causes include Ménière's disease and vestibular neuritis.[2] Excessive consumption of ethanol (alcoholic beverages) can also cause notorious symptoms of vertigo. (For more information see Short term effects of alcohol). Repetitive spinning, as in familiar childhood games, can induce short-lived vertigo by disrupting the inertia of the fluid in the vestibular system.

Balance problems and a constant feeling that you are spinning make it necessary to find treatment. One form of the condition, positional vertigo, is the most commonly treated.

Read more: What Are the Treatments for Positional Vertigo? |

Positional vertigo, which is often called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV, creates dizziness for sufferers because of the debris that collects in the inner ear. The debris, called otoconia, are hardened crystals of calcium carbonate that come from the area of the ear canal called the utricle. Damage to the utricle in the form of a head injury, infection or other ear disorder can cause the debris to reach parts of the inner ear that are highly sensitive.

Read more: What Are the Treatments for Positional Vertigo? |

Sa mga nakaraan nagpatingin na ako sa duktor na EENT ( Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat ) doctor at sinabi naman wala akong diperensiya sa tenga kaya't  iisa lang ang sa palagay kung pinanggagalingan ng "dizziness" o vertigo man ito, ito ay ang " diabetes"

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What is diabetes

What is diabetes?   

Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.[2] This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).

Three Types of Diabetes 

1. Type 1 DM results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin or wear an insulin pump. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (IDDM) or "juvenile diabetes". 

2.  Type 2 DM results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or "adult-onset diabetes". 

3. The third main form, gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women without a previous diagnosis of diabetes develop a high blood glucose level. It may precede development of type 2 DM.

Other forms of diabetes mellitus include congenital diabetes, which is due to genetic defects of insulin secretion, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, steroid diabetes induced by high doses of glucocorticoids, and several forms of monogenic diabetes.

Complications of diabetes mellitus;

All forms of diabetes increase the risk of long-term complications. These typically develop after many years (10–20), but may be the first symptom in those who have otherwise not received a diagnosis before that time. The major long-term complications relate to damage to blood vessels. Diabetes doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease.[13] The main "macrovascular" diseases (related to atherosclerosis of larger arteries) are ischemic heart disease (angina and myocardial infarction), stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

Diabetes also damages the capillaries (causes microangiopathy).[14] Diabetic retinopathy, which affects blood vessel formation in the retina of the eye, can lead to visual symptoms, reduced vision, and potentially blindness. Diabetic nephropathy, the impact of diabetes on the kidneys, can lead to scarring changes in the kidney tissue, loss of small or progressively larger amounts of protein in the urine, and eventually chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis. Diabetic neuropathy is the impact of diabetes on the nervous system, most commonly causing numbness, tingling and pain in the feet and also increasing the risk of skin damage due to altered sensation. Together with vascular disease in the legs, neuropathy contributes to the risk of diabetes-related foot problems (such as diabetic foot ulcers) that can be difficult to treat and occasionally require amputation.

Main article: Diabetes management

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease which cannot be cured except in very specific situations. Management concentrates on keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal ("euglycemia") as possible, without causing hypoglycemia. This can usually be accomplished with diet, exercise, and use of appropriate medications (insulin in the case of type 1 diabetes, oral medications, as well as possibly insulin, in type 2 diabetes).

Patient education, understanding, and participation is vital, since the complications of diabetes are far less common and less severe in people who have well-managed blood sugar levels.[25][26] The goal of treatment is an HbA1C level of 6.5%, but should not be lower than that, and may be set higher.[27] Attention is also paid to other health problems that may accelerate the deleterious effects of diabetes. These include smoking, elevated cholesterol levels, obesity, high blood pressure, and lack of regular exercise.[27]


1. metabolism  - In humans, metabolism is related to the intake and use of food; persons with a high metabolism can eat more without gaining weight.

2. polyuria - frequent urination 

3. polydipsia - increased thirst

4. polyphagia -increased hunger

5. insulin  - a hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. The lack of insulin.. An animal-derived or synthetic form of this substance used to treat diabetes.

The article above was search from wikipedia and descibes  in general about diabetes, 
 the type of diabetes, its complication and  the management of diabetes. Diabetes as stated cannot be cured meaning bringing back ones metabolism to the normal state not needing medication  or insulin cannot be done so a patient is  dependent for life with medication and or insulin. 

What is lacking here in the article is how diabetes originated or how people acquire diabetes?
Does it really have no cure and  patient is dependent with medication , drugs or insulin? what does the other camp says about diabetes. We mean the oriental outlook on how we get sick and  the natural way to cure our sickness, in particular diabetes.