Diabetes. Diabetes-is a disease that prevents the body from converting food into energy. The body breaks down food into the simple sugar glucose. Insulin-a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the level of glucose in the blood.
Medication-to ease pain and reduce swelling.
Diet-healthy diet to maintain weight.
Physical activity-keeps joints flexible.
Rest-relieves stress on affected joints.
Heat/cold treatments-heat to relieve pain and cold to reduce swelling.
Joint replacement-in severe cases a diseased joint may be replaced with an artificial one.