ADC Diabetic Care
ADC Diabetic Care, Inc. was born out of a need for simplicity. There is the ease of ordering diabetic supplies and related products from our 24 hour, 365 day a year website, or by calling our toll-free telephone number. You will have the simplicity of no longer having to wait in long lines at the drugstore or filling out complicated forms. There is peace of mind with not having to wait for insurance company reimbursements and the ability to get important information about how to use meters and supplies.
Our association with most major manufacturers allows ADC Diabetic Care to offer the most competitive prices available anywhere. If you have a question regarding which products are right for you, all you have to do is ask our pharmacist on line. As a member you can also converse live and on line about special topics regarding your condition with other members just like yourself. Our helpful and informative on line video demonstration clearly explains many of our manufacturer's products for a safe and effective application.
ADC Diabetic Care has a new state-of-the-art facility stocking diabetic supplies for all of your needs.
At ADCcare.com we keep in close contact with the medical industry, our manufacturers, and the research environment to bring you the latest news regarding diabetes and how it effects you and your life. In the future, it will be our policy to bring you the latest news and reliable information available. We urge you to check back often!
Here at ADC Diabetic Care, Customer Service is our top priority. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make every effort to ensure that you receive the right products and information which meet your own individual needs. Our goal is to make you, the customer happy!
Diabetes Type 1 and 2
While guzzling on sugary drinks and holiday munchies at work men don’t realize how certain diseases can sneak up on them. Diabetes is one such disease. While we find more women talking about it, statistics reflect otherwise. Men between the ages of 35 and 54 are almost twice as likely to develop diabetes.
What is Diabetes? What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body cannot control its blood glucose levels properly.
Type 1 diabetes, which generally gets detected in one’s childhood, is a condition where the body is totally incapable of producing the hormone insulin which helps control the glucose levels.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin, or the cells of the body become resistant to the insulin.
What Are The Risk Factors Of both Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men?
The risk factors for Type 1 Diabetes in men include:
- Family history
The risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes in men include:
- Family history
- Being overweight or obese
- A sedentary lifestyle
- High sugar and refined carbohydrate diet
- Poor sleep habits
- Low Testosterone levels
What Causes Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men?
The causes of diabetes can vary from person to person. Here are few of the causes listed below that have been strongly linked to the disease:
- Family history and genetics
- Environmental factors, such as foods, viruses, and toxins
- Obesity and Physical Inactivity
- Abnormal Glucose Production by the Liver
- Medications that can damage the pancreas, eventually leading to diabetes.
What Are The Symptoms Of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men?
Type 1 is detected early on, but most men with type 2 might not know they have been affected are the symptoms are generally not very clear. Therefore, it is recommended to go for routine screenings. Common symptoms that should prompt men to book a doctor's appointment are as follows:
- Bouts of Dizziness
- Constant irritability
- Sores that don't heal
- Reduced strength from loss of muscle mass
- Itching of or around the penis
- Erectile dysfunction
- Excessive thirst
- Blurred Vision or Poor Eyesight
- Excessive Eating
- Unexpected Weight Loss
- Frequent Urination
- Pain, Tingling, or Numbness in either Hands, Legs, and Feet
How is Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men diagnosed?
For both Type 1 and Type 2 the diagnosis is pretty much similar with most common tests being:
- Fasting plasma sugar blood test
- Casual plasma sugar blood test after an intake of carbohydrates
- Random sugar blood test
- Urine samples
- Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test
What Is The Treatment For Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men?
- Rapid-acting insulin injections with meals
- Long-acting insulin injections at bedtime.
- Injections can be replaced with an insulin pump, which is a small wearable device releasing a continuous amount of insulin to the body
- Active Lifestyle
- Weight control
- Oral medications
- Active Lifestyle
- Weight control
What Are The Consequences Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Men?
Both types of diabetes have serious consequences if not kept under control. Men are at a huge risk of complications, including heart diseases, nerve damage, sexual problems, kidney failure, eye problems, feet and skin issues etc.
Diabetic Patients Suffering From Prostate Cancer Have Poor Prognosis
Men who suffer from type 2 diabetes are less susceptible to suffer from prostate cancer as compared to the men with diabetes. But, the mortality rate is really high. Researchers from the Urology unit of Tübingen University Hospital and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) from Tübingen stated that in affected men, the androgen receptors as well as the mitogenic forms of the insulin receptors are well elaborated. This is why the men with diabetes show poor prognosis.
Type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer are very common conditions in men. There are studies that diabetic patients show a greater susceptibility to cancer, but diabetic men are not susceptible to prostate cancer. Diabetic patients are not susceptible to developing carcinoma. The mortality rate is high. The team studied the data of patients who got the prostate removed. There were few diabetic patients than in general population. Diabetics with prostate cancer are susceptible to have metastases in lymph nodes. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), diabetics are at a higher risk.
Studies were conducted to explain the difference between prostate carcinoma in diabetic men and normal men and the reason behind the aggressive nature of the disease in patients who have metabolic disease. In the study, the studied 70 tumour samples taken from the patients who do not have diabetes and 59 samples from type 2 diabetic patients.
The researchers identified androgen signalling chain. Gene expression analysis of proteins was carried out and it was discovered that AR (androgen receptor is high in the sufferer with diabetes and androgen has a role to play in development of prostate cancer, states Dr. Martin Heni.
Another difference was also recognized by the researchers. According to Doctor Stefan Lutz, 1st author of the study, the insulin receptors of isoform A is elaborated in carcinomas of diabetic patients. These could bind IGFs (insulin-like growth factors). It leads to enlarged cell growth as well as division. Generally, adults have an elaborated isoform B and it doesn’t bind IGFs.
Also, in diabetic patients, the steroid biosynthesis inside the tumour also changes. The formation of protective estrogen receptor ligands is less. This lends strengthen to the androgen signalling pathway.
According to Dr. Heni, this research has helped to understand why prostate cancer is aggressive in type 2 diabetic men. Professor Arnulf Stenzl, MD, states that, "Prostate carcinoma in type 2 diabetic men has a very poor prognosis. Thus, it is very important to diagnose it at an early stage and offer best treatment."