Diabetes | Dr. Jim Rybacki
Diabetes is more than a little sugar problem—it’s the risk multiplier for heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and more
Diabetes slowly destroys your circulation, nerves, ability to manage blood sugar and puts your brain, heart, kidneys, feelings vision and your very life at risk for severe and expensive changes and might possibly end it. Unfortunately, I find that a lot of people think “it’s just a little sugar.” I wish that were true. It starts simply with a little trouble controlling blood sugar. As the sugar gets higher, the cells that make insulin start to die and before you know it the sugar is high enough make you pass out or to put you in a coma.
Our understanding of diabetes, pain, the nerves involved and the chemicals that send those messages has improved dramatically over the last ten years. Many hospitals have sugar (glycemic control) programs to get things back on track and teach you how to keep them there!
Be sure to talk to your doctor and pharmacist about all the pills you take and talk to your doc about drug safety, side effects, and potentially harmful drug interactions. Take a deep breath, and I'll help you navigate through what can often be a confusing combination of medical news, the latest treatments, the FDA removing drugs from the market, new guidelines, research and the ever-changing world of prescription drugs!
I am Dr. James Rybacki [author of The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs ] and YOUR personal advocate and guide through the confusing – and potentially dangerous – the world of illness, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs (OTC), herbs and herbal supplements! My videos, information packets, newsletters, and books will explain medical terminology, treatment options and drug use/safety in clear, easy-to-understand language.
While other sites provide drug information, I go beyond the basics and concentrate on possible drug interactions, minor AND serious potential side effects, the safety of the drug with pregnant or nursing women—in short, more than 40 categories of information in the Essential Guide to Prescription Drug profiles. Patient and family-centered care are key concepts I believe in and I give you the information you NEED to take control of your health and the health of your family! Remember, your involvement in your own treatment and recovery WILL make a difference! Insist that YOU and YOUR Family are the centers of the medical team–become an informed, educated patient!
I'll show you how and keep you up to date as the research and medicines change!
All the best,