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Still in beginning stages, we are now building a new valuable resource for you -- our Medical Encyclopedia!


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Newly Diagnosed

Easier, shorter reading, just the basics, an Islets of Hope "Lite."

Our Newly Diagnosed section is still a good resource for those who have been living with diabetes for more than a year.


Newly Diagnosed
Complications of Diabetes
 
(less detail, easier reading)

Cardiovascular & Circulatory
Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, High Blood Pressure

Eye Problems - Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy

Glycemia  - Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Insulin Shock, Seizure, Convulsion & Coma

Infections -  Amputation, Foot & Skin Problems, Gum Disease, Chronic Infections, Wound Care

Infertility - Primary Infertility, Secondary Infertility

Kidney Problems

Neuropathy - (Nerve Damage) - Diabetic Neuropathy, Gastroparesis

Urologic & Sexual Problems - Bladder Problems, Sexual Problems for Men & Women

Weight - Gain, Loss, Eating Disorders

Newly Diagnosed
Diabetes Problems & Complaints

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections

Newly Diagnosed
Disorders Associated with Diabetes

Addison's Disease
Asthma & Allergies
Celiac Disease (sprue)
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Eating Disorders
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hemochromatosis (iron overload or "bronze" diabetes)
Infertility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian
     
Syndrome (PCOS)
Weight Gain
Weight Loss


diabetes care tips

Blood Glucose Testing Tips
Children's Tips & Advice
Foot Care Tips
Glucagon
Injecting Insulin
Insulin Pumpers
Insulin (Using) Tips
Teen Tips & Advice
Traveling with Diabetes
Visually Impaired
Wound Care Tips


Lifestyle Information

Physical Movement

Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetes and Sports
Complementary Approaches for Fitness & Stress Management

(i.e., yoga, medation, acupuncture)

Diabetes and Mental Health

Depression and Diabetes
Eating Disorders
Stress Management

Diet and Nutrition

Visit our comprehensive Diabetes & Diet Section for information on low-carb, low-fat, low-glycemic, carb-controlled, meal exchange plans, and very low-calorie diets.  Also, recipes, tips, support, and even commercial diet center ratings!

Nutritional Counters and Calculators

Restaurant (scary) and Fast Food (even scarier) Nutritional Facts


Your Diabetes Community Site Index

Diabetes Events and Group Meetings

Financial & Assistance Programs for Diabetics

Online Support Groups

Scholarships for Diabetics


Discrimination, Legal
and Information Resources for Children & Adults with Diabetes


diabetes news headlines and research

Current Diabetes News Headlines (Archived the 1st of Each Month by Topic)

Archived News Headlines
Business 
Diabetes Events |
Drug Research & Development
Education 
General Diabetes Studies
Human Interest 
Legislation - Diabetes, Ethics, Research  
Stem Cell Research
Your Diabetes Health
Technology (Diabetes)

FDA, UK & European Drug &
Medical Updates Approvals,
Rejections & Warnings

RECALLS & WARNINGS for
Diabetes Medications, 
Products & Devices
 

Research

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Babies, Children & Teens
Drug Development
Men
Women
Mental Health
New Technology
Senior Citizens

Prediabetes (pre-diabetes) & Diabetes Prevention
(previously known as Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT))

General diabetes research

Pancreas  transplant

Clinical Trial & Study Links
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United States
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Canada
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International

Genetics and Diabetes

Stem Cell Research
Mini Stem Cell Dictionary
What are stem cells?
What's new in stem cell research?

Ethics & Politics of Stem Cell 
Harvesting & Research

Treatment with Stem Cells, Research & Reality

Diabetes & Stem Cell Research & Development


Important Disclaimer

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Islets of Hope provides information for general information purposes only and is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity.

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Navigating our site is easy... just click on any section logo (like the Newly Diagnosed one on the left) to go  to a complete site index of what is contained in each section.

Islets of Hope Medical Library Card Catalog

Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Blood Glucose Control 
Charts and Diagrams
Diabetes Medical Information  
Complications
Disorders Associated with Diabetes
Insulin Therapy

Insulin Pump Therapy  
Medications  
Problems & Complaints of Diabetes
Reference
Resources  
Statistics
Tests for Persons with Diabetes 

Treatment Options  


Diabetes Medical Information

From our "Comprehensive Medical Information about Diabetes" section

Diabetes Insipidus
Gestational Diabetes     Screening tests for Gestational Diabetes (charts)
Juvenile Diabetes  
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes (LADA)
Maturity Onset Diabetes
Slow Onset Diabetes (see LADA)
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1.5 (LADA)

Type 2 Diabetes
Pre-diabetes
What is Prediabetes
What is insulin resistance?
What are the Symptoms of Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes?
Side Effects of Overproducing Insulin
Causes of Insulin Resistance & Prediabetes
Who should be tested for insulin resistance and prediabetes?
Diagnosing Prediabetes
Insulin Resistance in Prediabetes, and Types 1 and 2 Diabetes
Other Metabolic Disorders that may be Associated with Insulin Resistance
Treatment for Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes
Can you Reverse Insulin Resistance?  Yes!
Things you can do to help yourself
Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)
What is insulin resistance?
Symptoms of Overproducing Insulin (Hyperinsulinemia)
Side Effects of Overproducing Insulin
Causes of Insulin Resistance
Insulin Resistance in Types 1 and 2 Diabetes
Diagnosing Insulin Resistance
(Chart) Insulin Resistance Index Values
What is Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)?
Diagnosing Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Treatment for Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Other Metabolic Disorders that may be Associated with Insulin Resistance
Prognosis for Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome X
A Chart Comparison of Carbohydrate-Impaired Metabolic Disorders (symptoms, diagnosis, treatment)


From our "Newly Diagnosed" section
Newly Diagnosed Mini Site Index

Types of Diabetes (Primary, secondary, and diabetes causes)

What is type 1 diabetes?
Can I predict if my child might get type 1 diabetes?
What are the various forms of type 1 diabetes?
What is the chance of genetic transmission of type 1 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?
What are the various forms of type 2 diabetes?
What is the chance of genetic transmission of type 2 diabetes?
How is type 2 diabetes treated?

Is there a cure for diabetes?
What is pre-diabetes?
What is gestational diabetes?


Complications of diabetes
Complications Mini Site Index
Amputation
Blindness
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Eating Disorders
Erectile Dysfunctions
Foot & Skin Problems
Frozen Shoulder
Gastroparesis
Gum Disease
Heart Problems
High Blood Pressure
Infections
Infertility
Insulin Shock
Kidney Problems
Lactic Acidosis & Metabolic Acidosis
Seizures & Coma
Parent's Recounts of Children's Seizures
Peripheral Artery Disease
Sexual Problems
Urologic Problems
Weight Gain
Weight Loss

Wound Care


Disorders that may be associated with diabetes
Disorders Mini Site Index
Addison's Disease
Asthma and Allergies
Celiac Disease (Sprue)
Cushing's Syndrome
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis 
Eating Disorders
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hemochromatosis   (Iron Overload)
Infertility (Primary & Secondary)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 
Weight Gain
Weight Loss


Problems and common complaints of diabetes
Problems & Complaints Mini Site Index

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) (darkened patches of skin discoloration)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA) (hair loss; body and/or scalp)
Gum Disease

Hirsutism
 (excess body and/or facial hair)
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
(acrochordons)
Yeast Infections


Blood glucose control
Blood glucose control mini site index

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
|  Symptoms |  Causes   |  Treatment  |  Prevention  |

Related to high blood glucose, What are ketones?  How and when should I test for them?
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Long-Term Complications

Diabetes-Related Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
|  Symptoms  |  Causes  |  Treatment  |  Prevention  |

Related to low blood glucose, How to Give a Glucagon Shot, Insulin Shock, Seizures and Coma,

Hypoglycemia in Non-Diabetic Persons
|  Reactive Hypoglycemia  |   Fasting Hypoglycemia  |  Other Causes for Hypoglycemia |

Other causes of hypoglycemia
Insulinomas

Normoglycemia and Diagnostic Test Ranges for Diabetes
|  Normal and Target Blood Glucose Ranges for Diabetics  |  Morning Fasting Blood Glucose  |
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Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Ranges (non-pregnant)  |  Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (pregnancy)  |
|  
Gestational Diabetes Screening:  Glucose Challenge Test (during pregnancy)  |

Other Glycemia Related Information
Blood Glucose Monitoring Tips
Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
About Glucose Monitoring and Glucose Meters
Lancet and Lancing Device Tips
"Less-Pain" Finger Sticks
Quick Summary of Glucose Testing Tips
Important Tips for Accuracy
Special Blood Glucose  Tips for Children
Why Should I Test My Blood Glucose?
When Should I Test My Blood Glucose?
Meter Accuracy
Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices
FDA Glucose Meter Warnings

Frequently asked questions about blood glucose monitoring (from Newly Diagnosed)
What are normal & target blood glucose levels?
How often should I check my blood glucose levels?
Any advice or tips for checking blood glucose?
What about "alternative" testing sites?
How, and when, should I give a glucagon shot? (printable publication)
What is the Dawn Effect? (also called Dawn Phenomenon)

What is the Somogyi Effect? (also called Rebound Hyperglycemia
What is the honeymoon phase?


Tests related to diabetes, disorders associated with diabetes and complications of diabetes

Go to complete Diabetes Tests mini site index

Antibodies testing - Chart comparison between type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)
C-peptide tests | Stimulation C-peptide test | (Chart) C-peptide tests: Possible meaning of test results
Fructosamine test

HbA1c test - (glycosylcated hemoglobin, hemoglobin-glycosylated, A1c, GHb & Glycohemoglobin test)
Insulin levels test
(Chart) Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) (non-pregnant)

(Chart) Oral glucose tolerance test (OGGT) (during pregnancy)
(Chart) Glucose challenge test (pregnant women)
Microalbuminuria
Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
Testing for urine ketones
Thyroid tests


Treatment Options

Treatment Mini Site Index

Alternative & complementary therapies for diabetes treatment
Acupuncture
Biofeedback, Meditation & Prayer
Chiropractic Care
Diabetes "Cures"
Herbals & Natural Remedies
Homeopathy
Vitamins and Supplements
Yoga

Diabetes treatment & management
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2 
Gestational Diabetes
Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes medications
Drug Listing by Class
Drug Listing by Name
Byetta
Glucophage (metformin)
Insulin
Symilin

Insulin mini site index (all things insulin)

Insulin pump therapy
Pump Therapy
Insulin Pump Studies
Types of Insulin Pumps
Pumping Resources
Tips for Pumpers
IOH Support Lists
What does an insulin pump do?

Insulin therapy & shot therapy
Conventional vs. Intensive Insulin Therapy
Insulin Delivery Devices
Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin Pens (general information)
Shot Therapy (information & how to inject)
Step-by-Step Guide to Using Insulin Pens
How do I inject insulin using a syringe or an insulin pen?
What are conventional and intensive (flexible) insulin therapies?

Transplants and cutting edge treatment
Pancreas (organ) Transplant
Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant

Treatment information from our "Diabetes Research" section
Treatment with Stem Cells, Research & Reality
Diabetes & Stem Cell Research & Development
Clinical Trial & Study Links
-- United States
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Canada
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International
 
Islet Cell Transplant Links

Lifestyle approaches to diabetes management
Main Diabetes Lifestyle Site Index
Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetes and Sports
Diabetes & Diet/Meal Planning
Stress Management
Lifestyle Changes


Diabetes reference section

Insulin information
Insulin Reactions and Allergies
History of Insulin
Types of Insulin
Insulin Levels (test and values)

Diabetes statistics
General Statistics

Charts and Diagrams
Allergies - Types of Hypersensitivity
(Chart) Antibodies testing comparison between type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)

Blood Pressure Values
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Chart Comparison of Carbohydrate-Impaired Metabolic Disorders (symptoms, diagnosis, treatment)
C-peptide test:  Possible meaning of test results
Cushing's, Diabetes, and PCOS symptoms compared (chart)
Genetic Transmission Rates for Type 1 Diabetes
Genetic Transmission Rates for Type 2 Diabetes
Insulin Resistance Index Values
Insulin Storage
Insulin Test - what results might indicate

Normal and Target Blood Glucose Ranges for Diabetics
Morning Fasting Blood
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) Ranges (non-pregnant)
Normal values for a fructosamine test
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) (pregnancy)
Gestational Diabetes Screening:  Glucose Challenge Test (during pregnancy)

Diabetes resources
Massive Link & Resource Directory
Nonprofit Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Organizations
Top Ten Hospitals in the U.S. for Diabetes Care
Glossary - Medical terms, acronyms, numeric references,

Kid's Speak Dictionary - A fun, hilarious, mini-glossary of terms straight from the mind of children with diabetes.

 

 

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