Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes.
In diabetes management, blood sugar control is often the central theme. Keeping your blood sugar level within your target range can help you live a long and healthy life. Keeping to a schedule, making every meal well-balanced, eating the right amount of foods, Coordinating the meals and medication are included in diabetes management. Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes management plan. Exercise helps your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy and regular physical activity also improves your body's response to insulin. Insulin and other diabetes medications are designed to lower your blood sugar level when diet and exercise alone aren't sufficient for managing diabetes. Regular blood glucose monitoring is necessary to see if the treatment being followed is adequately controlling blood glucose levels.
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism publishes research on prevention, pharmacological treatment, management, and education of diabetes and related disorders. OMICS Group under an Open Access category projects a comparatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides straight away, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles.
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Last date updated on July, 2014