The number five may be your unlucky number if you have Trigeminal Neuralgia . This type of neuropathy effects the fifth cranial nerve (CN V) called the Trigeminal Nerve. Those who have Trigeminal Neuralgia experience a wicked facial pain that may not respond to ordinary treatment used in other types of nerve pain. Trigeminal Neuralgia is a special type of nerve pain and thus needs special considerations in order to be tamed.
Originating from deep in the brain in an area called the pons, the Trigeminal Nerve (CN V ) supplies both motor and sensory function to the face and head. Any three of the sensory branches can be a source of pain. Neuralgia affecting the V1 branch is felt primarily in the forehead. V2 neuralgia is felt in the cheek and upper lip/jaw. And V3 neuralgia is felt in the lower jaw, mouth, and side of the head. As a rule, the attacks of pain are usually lancinating , unilateral and triggered by something like teeth clinching . Sometimes Trigeminal Neuralgia fo...
Republished with approval from DiabetesMine.com .
Last summer I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators ( AADE ) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I went there, as usual, to learn as much about the diabetes community and industry as I possibly can. I also went there armed with a writing assignment for Diabetes Health magazine. I thought I'd compose an article on "Educating the Educators," all about how CDEs get trained to help us. So I started interviewing everyone who had anything to do with diabetes education, from every angle -- from AADE presidents to CDE trainees to family physicians to the head of the certification board to (of course) affected patients. What I discovered was a field facing a crisis .
See the resulting exposé finally posted over at Diabetes Health magazine as of late last week.
It's no secret that the American healthcare system is a mess. It's actually been referred to as "a hairball" that may take a decade or two ...
Noninsulin-dependent diabetes; Diabetes - type 2; Adult-onset diabetes
Often, people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years.
The early symptoms of diabetes may include:
Bladder, kidney, skin, or other infections that are more frequent or heal slowly
The first symptom may also be:
Pain or numbness in the feet or hands
Signs and tests
Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.
Diabetes blood tests:
Fasting blood glucose level
-- diabetes is diagnosed if it is higher than 126 mg/dL two times
Hemoglobin A1c test
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