Seasonal affective disorder Highlights: What Is Depression? Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of pleasure, guilt, and hopelessness interfere with daily life. People with depression also suffer from sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and low energy, changes in appetite, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.
Diabetes - type 1 05/05/2011
Type 1 diabetes; Insulin-dependent diabetes; Juvenile diabetes Highlights: Type 1 Diabetes In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is involved in regulating how the body converts sugar (glucose) into energy. People with type 1 diabetes need to take daily insulin shots and carefully monitor their blood glucose levels.
Diabetes - type 2 05/05/2011
Type 2 diabetes; Maturity onset diabetes; Noninsulin-dependent diabetes Highlights: Diabetes Statistics According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, nearly 26 million American adults and children have diabetes. About 79 million Americans aged 20 years and older have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for developing diabetes.
Diabetes diet 05/05/2011
Diet - diabetes; Blood sugar management Highlights: General Recommendations for Diabetes Diet Patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes should consult a registered dietician who is knowledgeable about diabetes nutrition. An experienced dietician can provide valuable advice and help create an individualized diet plan. Even modest weight loss can improve insulin resistance (the basic problem in type 2 diabetes) in people with pre-diabetes or diabetes who are overweight or obese.