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  1. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Children who take insulin are at risk of hypoglycemia during and after exercise. But with good planning and awareness,a child can exercise and participate in sports safely. Good planning means checking blood sugars before,during,and after exercise. Then,you can keep a record of how exercise affects your child's blood sugars. Remember that each child will react to exercise differently. ...

  2. Diabetic Neuropathy - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will use a medical history, physical examination, and blood glucose testing to determine whether you have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Blood glucose testing is usually done after fasting overnight for 8 hours. In some cases, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) may be done. For an OGTT your blood sugar is measured after fasting and then ...

  3. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    If your feet require specially designed shoes, ask your insurance plan about covering the cost of the shoes. Medicare will cover foot exams and special (orthotic) shoes or shoe inserts. Some medical supply shops specialize in designing custom-fitted shoes for people with diabetes who have abnormally shaped feet or pressure sores on their feet.ShoesGood shoes should fit well. To ensure that your shoes fit well:Buy shoes in the evening when your feet are more likely to be swollen. This will give you a better fit throughout the day.Tell the store clerk that you have diabetes. (If the clerk doesn't know why that matters, find a store with a clerk who does know.)Look for shoes that have roomy toe boxes (the space around the toes). Shoes with roomy toe boxes (not pointed toes) will help prevent bunions and blisters.Try on shoes wearing the kind of socks you will usually wear with the shoes.Good shoes should be made of comfortable materials. Good shoes are made of materials that are flexible

  4. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Stress Management: Helping Your Child With StressStress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - Symptoms

    There are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic nephropathy. The only sign of kidney damage may be small amounts of protein leaking into the urine (microalbuminuria).

  6. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet

  7. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    If you are a woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who is planning to become pregnant, meet with your doctor. Your doctor will want to talk to you about your A1c goal, your medicine for diabetes, your weight, and getting enough folic acid. Your doctor will want to make sure that you are up to date with immunizations. And you'll want to have your cholesterol, thyroid, eyes, and blood pressure checked to see if you need treatment changes. Your diabetes puts your developing baby at risk for birth defects. This is especially true if you don't keep your blood sugar in a target range during the early part of pregnancy. And during pregnancy, your high blood sugar can cause your baby to be very large. This will make delivery hard for both of you. After delivery, your baby is more likely to have jaundice. High blood sugar during your pregnancy causes your baby to make extra insulin. After delivery, your baby may continue to make too much insulin and be at risk for low blood sugar. Many women

  8. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Children with diabetes should participate in their treatment to the extent that is fitting for their age and experience with the disease. Toddlers and preschool-aged children usually aren't able to do tasks for diabetes care such as giving insulin or checking blood sugar. As children get older,they generally cooperate with these tasks. Children in elementary school can cooperate in all tasks ...

  9. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    What is gastroparesis?Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach requires significantly more than its normal 1½ to 2 hours to empty. The delay results in bothersome and possibly serious symptoms because digestion is altered.What causes gastroparesis?Gastroparesis occurs when the nerves to the stomach are damaged or don't work. Diabetes is the most common cause. Other causes include some ...

  10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Setting a Goal to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    WebMD shows how to set goals to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes.

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