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Diabetics Can Keep Disease Complications at Bay

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2016 – People with diabetes are at risk for vascular complications due to high blood sugar levels, but can take measures to reduce that risk, an expert says. "Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for any form of vascular disease, both symptomatic and asymptomatic," Dr. Gregory Moneta, chief of vascular surgery at Oregon Health and Science University's Cardiovascular Institute, said in a Society for Vascular Surgery news release. "Those with diabetes should have regular doctor visits and tests, and may need to see specialists such as ophthalmologists, vascular surgeons and podiatrists for checkups," he added. Vascular complications caused by diabetes include diabetic eye disease, peripheral artery disease (impaired circulation in the legs), peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) and foot ulcers, heart attack and kidney failure. Steps to prevent these ... Read more

Related support groups: Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Abnormal Glucose Tolerance, Cerebrovascular Insufficiency

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 – They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the brain in multiple ways, according to a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "We have increasingly become aware that the disruption of blood flow in the brain can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease," lead researcher Dr. Erik Roberson, an associate professor of neurology, said in a university news release. He explained that scientists have long known that protein plaques known as "vascular amyloid" can build up around blood vessels, just as they do in brain tissue. However, "we did not fully understand its effects," Roberson said. Now, high-tech imaging "allows us to visualize how it affects the function of those vessels," he ... Read more

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