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For those with diabetes, smoking can increase complications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Dear Mayo Clinic: Does smoking have an effect on diabetes?

Successful pancreas transplant can restore body’s ability to secrete insulin PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is “a little damage” but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant might be an option. How risky is this? What medications will she need to take following the transplant?

Taking blood pressure medication at night may keep you awake PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently put on medication for high blood pressure. Does it matter what time I take it? I thought I was supposed to take it before I go to bed. But when I do, I’m up all night using the bathroom. Also, is this medication something I will have to take for life?

Diagnosed early, stopping diabetic kidney disease may be possible PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father was recently diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. Is there a chance this can be reversed, or will he have it for life? What changes, if any, should he be making to his diet?

Rest is important after a concussion PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What happens to the brain when someone suffers a concussion? Do concussions increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?


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