Diabetes and pancreas are closely linked to each other and most diabetic and pancreatic problems occur together. If your pancreas is in good condition your chances of getting diabetes is vastly reduced. On the other hand, if your pancreas fails, then you will surely be a victim of diabetes.

The pancreas is a very small organ about 85 gms located under the stomach very close to the duodenum. The word pancreas is derived from a Greek word meaning "all meat", which points to the protein content in the organ.
Diabetes symptoms can also sometimes mimic the signs of depression, making it difficult to tell one from the other. For instance, those with diabetes often suffer from low energy levels and listlessness due to the inability of their cells to make use of the glucose in their blood stream. These symptoms are also typical signs of someone in a depressed state. Likewise, the weight of someone with diabetes may dramatically fluctuate. This is another symptom that both diseases have in common. Seeing your doctor is the wise thing to do in either of these cases. He is the only person that can make a true diagnosis of your symptoms.
Discovering that your child has diabetes can be a wrenching discovery for any parent. But, even so, it is best to to find out earlier than to completely miss the signs of diabetes in your child.

Diabetes in children, particularly really young children, can be difficult to diagnose. Even so, every year over twelve thousand children in the country are diagnosed with type one diabetes. Taking care of a child can be so time consuming and overwhelming in even the best of cases that the signs can be easy to miss, even if the adult is fully aware of the symptoms.
One of the main goals of identifying diabetes early is to avoid or limit the chance of a diabetes complication. Diabetics are at much greater risk of serious health complications from their disease than are people of normal health. These complications include the following:

1) Circulatory problems - these types of complications are at the center of many problems that can affect those with diabetes if the disease is not treated. The circulatory problems are usually caused by fatty deposits accumulating in the blood vessels of the body. At particular risk are the extremities such as the fingers, toes, and feet where the blood vessels are narrower.
2) Heart disease - although diabetes may not directly cause heart disease, it certainly seems to be a contributing factor. According to researchers, once you have diabetes, you have essentially doubled your odds of getting heart disease as well. This may be due to the cholesterol abnormalities that diabetics are prone to have. The combination of cholesterol build up and fat deposits blocking the blood vessels inexorably lead to partial blockages of arteries leading to the heart. Once a certain threshold is reached, the risk of a heart attack increases.
3) Kidney complications - the kidney is critically important to the smooth functioning of the human body. It is the purifier of the body - specially the blood. It takes impurities from the blood and filters them out in the urine so they are unable to harm other parts of the body. Although very few diabetics actually develop kidney disease, a person with diabetes is much more likely to suffer kidney damage than someone of normal health. With proper treatment for his diabetes, however, the health of the kidney can be monitored and damage to it prevented.
Are you overwhelmed with the amount of "homework" you need to do before you eat diner? Do you feel that you need to do long division just to make oatmeal?

If so, then you're suffering from a problem many type 1 and type 2 diabetics have... "overwhelm" from using exchange lists and carb counting to control your diabetes. While doctors and many dietitians recommend these metrics, they have fundamental flaws that make them useless for a fair amount of diabetics out there.
Almost every diabetic person knows that it is the carbohydrate content of foods that produces the glucose in their bloodstream, the glucose that at unsafe levels in the blood determines their individual state of diabetes.

Those who suffer from diabetes, look to establish an appropriate diabetic menu to meet their needs to control their blood glucose levels. However, it seems from a debate by scientists at the recent European Diabetes Study Association meeting, that the most effective level of carbohydrates to include in a diabetic food list is still undetermined.

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Diabetes and pancreas are closely linked to each other and most diabetic and pancreatic problems occur together. If your pancreas is in good condition your chances of getting diabetes is vastly reduced.