The ABCs of Diabetes Mellitus
Q. My father died a year ago because of diabetes which completely damaged his kidneys. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2007. He was given medicines for his blood sugar but he took them irregularly. Is diabetes an inherited disease? What are the initial symptoms of diabetes? Is it caused by eating or drinking too much sweet foods such as softdrinks, chocolotes or ice cream?—kareen email@example.comA. Let me answer your last question first because it deals with a very common misconception among laymen. Diabetes mellitus is not caused by eating too much sugar. The persistently high blood sugar level that characterizes diabetes is the result—and not …
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Publication information: Article title: The ABCs of Diabetes Mellitus. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: January 18, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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