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We recently discussed the top 10 concerns related to a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Following these concerns, families then often talk about the "honeymoon" period.
What is the honeymoon period? Most kids/teens/adults with new onset type 1 diabetes have experienced symptoms and signs due to the absolute lack of insulin, such as increased drinking, increased urination, and weight loss. These symptoms are due to the body's inability to transport glucose into the cells through the loss of insulin production. Glucose builds up on the blood and an increased amount of fluid is consumed to allow for its elimination and the cycle is perpetuated. Due to the loss of the energy efficient glucose/insulin pathway, fat is metabolized for energy using a less efficient pathway with production of ketones, which leads to the possibility of diabetic ketoacidosis .
Keep in mind that in many children, teens, and adults with newly diagnosed diabetes, not all of the pancreatic islets have ...
For most women, missing a period is one of the first signs of pregnancy that women notice. For others, irregular periods make it difficult to know when a period should start and when it has been missed. There are, however, a number of early signs that can signal the need for a pregnancy test or a visit to the doctor. Missed period Most women begin wondering about pregnancy when they have missed their period. However, a number of women have irregular periods or do not keep track of their periods. For these women, some of the other symptoms may signal a pregnancy. Some women may experience spotting (explained below) or light bleeding, and mistakenly think they have gotten a lighter than normal period. Sore, swollen or tender breasts Initially, women may have a soreness or tenderness in their breasts similar to the feeling before they get their period and as days go on, the feeling increases. This can begin as early as when someone is one to two weeks pregnant. For some, thi...
On just about any short list of how to prevent osteoporosis, you are likely to see the importance of calcium, Vitamin D, and regular exercise. But in some cases, devotion to working out - especially when paired with an overly stringent dietary regimen - can actually contribute to premature bone loss and even early osteoporosis, especially for women.
This issue has received increased attention in recent years as women's opportunities in high school and college sports have diversified tremendously. As more women than ever are committing to physical fitness and rigorous training routines, it sometimes becomes considered the norm to develop irregular periods or stop menstruating altogether.
While many women miss a period at some time or another, amenorrhea - or an absence of regular periods - may be a symptom that the body is undergoing an unhealthy process. Women athletes who do not eat enough to compensate for energy depleted in their workouts may not have sufficient bodil...
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