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Worried about Diabetes?

Complications and risks of diabetes

As with any disease, diabetes is prone to risks. Learn more about diabetic feet, heart disease, neuropathy (plus more) and how you can prevent them.



Types of Catheters

Catheters are tubes used in medicine to allow fluids to drain from reservoirs in the body. They can also be used to apply medication and other substances to areas that need them. While they are most commonly applied to the bladder, catheters now have dozens of other applications in different areas of the body. For...

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Types of Cystitis

What is Cystitis?

Cystitis is a form of bladder inflammation. For people with diabetes, it frequently results from a higher-than-normal concentration of sugar in the urine. The sugar encourages bacteria to grow and leads to urinary tract infections, causing bladder inflammation.

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Catheter Risks: Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common side-effect of using poorly maintained catheters. Anyone who re-uses catheters is at risk of infection, and people with diabetes are especially prone to this problem. To reduce the possibility of contracting a UTI, diabetics with catheters should keep a close eye on symptoms of infection. They should also be...

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What is a Catheter?

If you're like any of the thousands of individuals today dealing with problems associated with urinary incontinence, you may find yourself wondering, "What is a catheter and how can it help me?" The answer is fairly simple. It is a tube-like device made of plastic, latex or medical-grade rubber that is used to facilitate the...

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Living With Incontinence

What is Incontinence and Whom Does it Affect?

Incontinence affects men and women of all ages, and for a variety of reasons. Simply defined, it is a condition in which the muscles of the bladder release urine uncontrollably. Depending on the severity of the condition, this can mean small,...

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Why Overactive Bladder and Frequent Urination Occur

Is It Overactive Bladder Syndrome or Something Else?

Overactive bladder syndrome is a condition in which the muscles of the bladder contract uncontrollably, even when the bladder is not completely full. Though no known cause is documented, the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome are well-known. These...

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