Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital's Diabetes Center gives you comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. We customize your care using a team approach that brings together a group of experts to focus on you.
These experts are rich in using latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat diabetes, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cellular therapy and Medications therapy with low side effects.
Diabetics Center treats hundreds of diabetes with newly diagnosed diabetes each year. Each patient who comes to our hospital is the focus of all specialists. You are followed by a team of highly specialized physicians and support specialists-all with extensive experience in diabetes care.
We are proud of our "Yan Kang He Ji" Which is a traditional Chinese medicine for diabetic eyes problems. It is created by famous doctors of TCM through year's research. It shows good effects on eyes disease. On the other hand, "Tang Yi Kang" is also a kind of TCM which is created to restore pancreas function. The two Medicines has been one part of diabetes treatment. The most important thing is that these two medicines have the fewest side effects on your body but maximum effectiveness.
At Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital, you are the focus of all medical workers. You will be cared by one specialized nurse who is specially trained on diabetes. She is responsible to your meals, shopping, and others to provide the best services. Our aim is to treat the whole person not just the disease.
At Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital, you will find the latest and most-advanced technology equipment and a staff of highly specialists skilled in use. These accurate and comprehensive examinations pinpoint blood glucose levels and whether any diabetic complication occurs such as early kidney disease.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is suggested that early treatment can increase the chances for successful treatment.
If you have symptoms of diabetes, you have to tell your doctor who will order a battery of tests to find whether you have diabetes or how poor your blood sugar is. One or more of the following tests are used to find out if you develop type 1 diabetes or if the treatment is working.
1. Fasting blood glucose level(FBG)
A blood sample for a FBG test is collected after a period of being fasting for at least 8 hours. It is the most common test for diabetes that indicates the beta cells function and insulin levels. If FBG is higher than 126 mg/dl two times, you are diagnosed with diabetes.
2. Random blood glucose level
It is a test to measure blood glucose but it will not consider when you have your last meal. If it is higher than 200mg/dl, you may have diabetes. This test can be used in medical emergencies if a person is drifting into a diabetes-induced coma. In several minutes, this test can tell you the levels of blood sugar in the blood.
3. Oral glucose tolerance test
Different from the two tests, you need to drink a sugary fluid in order to measure the function of your pancreas. If you don't have diabetes, the high blood glucose will fall quickly after rising. But if you are a diabetic, blood sugar will rise sharply and be sustained because your pancreas can not produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar.
If the glucose level is higher than 200 mg/dl after 2 hours, you are diagnosed with diabetes.
Hemoglobin A1C test
This test is used to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. In most cases, it would more often be used for diagnosing type 2 diabetes. The normal range is less than 5.7 percent. If your A1C test result is between 5.7 to 6.4 percent, you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes. If the result is 6.5 or more, you develop diabetes.
Other test may be ordered if you have diabetes complications such as urine test or blood test.
Type 1 diabetes, Insulin-dependent diabetes is more common in children, adolescents or young adults.
It is an autoimmune disease which means that your body no longer distinguishes healthy cells from bad ones. As a result, it may attack and destroy beta cells in the pancreas. This leads to insufficiency of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone which can regulate blood sugar. Blood sugar builds up in your bloodstream. There are some other factors which affect type 1 diabetes onset including genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. But the exact causes are still unknown.
Causes of type 2 diabetes
In type 2 diabetes, your body doesn't use insulin which is called insulin resistance or your body is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance. Type 2 is more common in adults so it is also call adult – onset- diabetes. It is thought that type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors and other factors also affect the onset of this type diabetes such as diet, obesity, increased age, female gender, a lack of sleep, etc./P>
Diabetes is a lifelong disease which has two major types – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. If you have one or more symptoms of the followings, you have to immediately see a doctor to have a confirmed diagnosis.
Type 1 diabetes
Unusual weight loss
Fatigue and irritability
Type 2 diabetes
Any of the type 1 symptoms
Cuts that are slow to heal
Tingling /numbness in the hands/feet
Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
Itching around the vagina or penis
Recurring thrush as a result of the excess glucose in your urine
Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing diabetic complication. So it is very important to meet with your doctor if you have one or more of these symptoms./P>
The moment you are admitted to our hospital, you become the focus of highly specialized experts who often meet and communicate to make sure you receive the best treatment and the least impacts on your body.
In our hospital, you are surrounded by the most-advanced technology and nation's top specialists of diabetes. We are dedicated to treating your diabetes and preventing diabetic complications with the comprehension care and latest and innovative therapies.
If you are diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor will suggest the best treatment to treat it. It depends on several factors including the level of blood sugar, whether you have diabetes complications or high blood pressure etc.
The treatment for diabetes will be customized to your particular needs. The experts in Diabetes Center make out the best treatment for you that have the least or no impact on your body.
One or more of the following therapies are recommended to treat diabetes and its complications.
Stem Cell Therapy
It is the latest treatment for diabetes. In many countries, it has already been successfully used to treat diabetes. After the treatment, the general effects include improved C-peptide, blood sugar and dose of insulin or medication decrease. Stem cells are unspecialized cells which can divide and renew themselves. It is found that stem cells can differentiate into beta cells which produce more insulin. Insulin is a hormone that can regulate the blood sugar.
Stem cells therapy is a cell-based therapy which means that stem cells differentiate into insulin-producing cells.
Tang Yi Kang is an innovated medicine which is composed of natural herbs. It is designed to improve the pancreas function. It is an external application without any impacts on your body.
Immunotherapy is an innovative treatment in 2012 in Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital. It is a systemic treatment for diabetes including comprehensive and accurate diagnosis with the most-advanced technology and equipment, specialized care and effective treatment with the innovative therapies and conventional treatments. Our specialized experts are dedicated to make sure you receive the best treatment and least impacts on your body.
Diet plays important role in diabetes management. Your diet is a healthy-eating plan that will provide enough nutrition and help control your blood sugar. Here is help getting started.
Some recommended foods
Each patient need to remember that quality is much more important than quantity. The followings are some nutritious foods which is suitable to diabetics.
Fiber-rich foods. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans (for people who develop diabetes kidney disease had better avoid beans or bean productions) and whole-wheat flour and wheat bran. Fiber can reduce the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.
Carbohydrate foods. Because the simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates can break down into blood glucose, patients can eat some healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low –fat dairy products.
Other foods helping to lower your cholesterol levels include avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils.
The foods that you need to avoid
High-fat products and animal proteins should be avoided such as beef, hot dogs, and bacons.
Eggs yolks, shellfish, liver and other organ meats should be avoided. Aim for no more than 200 milligrams of cholesterol a day.
Sodium. Aim for less than 2000 mg of sodium a day. People who develop diabetes kidney disease need to avoid salt because kidneys can not filter the salt.
Some people have some queries about diabetes diet. For example, some patients reckon that they must avoid sugar at all costs. In fact, dessert doesn't have to be off limits as long as you plan properly. Developing diabetes does not mean that you are no longer able to eat normally. You still can enjoy your meals with your family and friends if you eat in moderation.
The followings are the risk factors for diabetes. These factors can increase the risk of developing diabetes.
1. Genetics and family history – family history of diabetes is a major risk.
2. Disease of the pancreas – If the pancreas is damaged, it increases the chances of developing type 1 diabetes.
3. Obesity – Obesity is the most dangerous factor which can cause type 2 diabetes
4. High blood pressure – it is the dangerous factor which can put you at risk for diabetes.
5. History of gestational diabetes – if you develop diabetes when you are pregnant, you are put at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
6. Ethic background – diabetes is more common in Hispanic/Latino Americans, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Alaska natives.
7. Activities – Proper activities can better control your blood sugar.
How to prevent diabetes
1. Monitoring blood sugar is necessary in order to early find diabetes. Blood sugar monitor should be done often. If some symptoms like itching skin, eye problems, abnormal urine volume occurs, people need to go to see a doctor to do some tests regarding diabetes. Early detection and prompt treatment can make sure a good prognosis. Blood sugar level should be normal or almost normal. The target fasting blood glucose is under 6.11mmol/l. HbA1c should be under 7.0%. People need to regularly monitor the blood pressure, blood fat and electrocardiogram.
2. Follow a healthy diet. You can eat more fruits, vegetables or other food that is rich in fiber which can help you reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control. Whole grains may reduce the risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. So eat various breads, pasta products and many cereals. In your diet, low-carbohydrate diet is favorable to your health.
3. Lose weight. If you are over weight, you need to take measures to lose your weight. People who lost a modest amount of weight – at least 5 to 10 percent of initial body weight – and exercise regularly reduces the risk of developing diabetes by most 60 percent over three years.
4. Regularly do some exercise is helpful. Exercise can help you:
Lose weight, lower your blood sugar and helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range./P>
Diabetes prognosis is influenced by many factors including:
1. Early and proper treatment can improve the chances of getting a good prognosis. In turn, if untreated, diabetes can cause a lot of complications, leading to a poor prognosis.
2. Mentality also can affect the prognosis. There are top four negative emotions including: ignoring diabetes, losing heart, being disappointed, horrible emotion. These emotions may lead to a poor prognosis.
3. Early detection and treatment reduce the risk of a poor prognosis.
It is suggested that early treatment leads to a good prognosis. Diabetic complications are the leading cause of diabetics' death such as cardiovascular death, diabetic brain disease, and diabetes and kidney disease. Malignant cancer is also one of the complications causing death. In general, patients who develop diabetes older than 60 years old have a poor diagnosis.