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Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist , talks about what diabetes is and what the differences are between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
What is diabetes? Well, there are two kinds of diabetes: type 1 and type 2 diabetes mostly. And they’re interrelated but not similar, and that’s related to insulin.
So first let’s talk about insulin. Everyone knows insulin is related to diabetes. But what is insulin, how does it work? Well, insulin is a hormone, it’s a messenger. It means that it has a message to give to the body.
Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist Cardiovascular protection with new diabetes medications
Diabetes is a condition that causes inflammation of blood vessels. This can be either the tiny blood vessels in the eyes, kidneys, or nerve endings are the bigger blood vessels that supply the heart in the brain, we use the term cardiovascular disease to denote heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular dead peripheral arterial disease, heart failure or kidney failure.
Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction as an issue in diabetes is a major one and if you look at the population at large, by the age of 40 about 5 percent of men, one out of 20, have complete erectile dysfunction, which is defined as being the inability to have sexual relations for a period of three months or more.
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