Understanding how the oral glucose tolerance test is used to diagnose diabetes can help patients better comprehend their diagnosis and goals for treatment.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be a painful, disfiguring condition that limits patient activity. Treatment options are aimed at decreasing symptoms and slowing disease progression. Patients often take drugs like methotrexate and low dose prednisone to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Stomach pain is a common symptom of stomach ulcer. Learn more about this and other sign symptoms of stomach ulcers, or peptic ulcer disease, as well as risk factors and possible treatments.
Hand and wrist pain may cause people to lose time from work, especially if the pain is related to carpal tunnel syndrome. Practical advice on how to tell if you have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome is the key to appropriate treatment.
Many patients with diabetes give themselves injections of insulin using a pen device. Simple steps on proper insulin pen use are given.
Many patients with diabetes learn giving an insulin injection to help with with their blood sugar control. These simple steps will help even first-time users work through the process with confidence.
Proteomics role in diabetes offers much promise in identifying risks, prevention strategies and treatments of this complex medical condition.
The numerous varieties of insulin available on the market can be dizzying for patients with diabetes who are trying to understand their treatment. This review offers information on the different insulins for diabetes treatment, brand names, dosing, side effects and shelf life.
Is it possible to relieve arthritis pain without taking oral medications? While not specifically approved for arthritis, there are some studies that indicate pain improvement when Lidoderm patches are used for arthritis pain.
A new type of diabetes is now recognized, type 1.5 diabetes. This is an autoimmune diabetes that is similar to both of the more common types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. A blood test can help to diagnosis the type 1.5 diabetes condition in patients.