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  1. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Travel can make it hard to keep your blood sugar within your target range because of changes in time zones,meal schedules,and types of foods available. Check your blood sugar level more often during your time away from home. Whenever you need to see a doctor away from home,let him or her know you have diabetes. And always wear medical identification. In an emergency,medical identification ...

  2. Prediabetes - What Happens

    Being diagnosed with prediabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Each year about 4% to 9% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes.2, 3 Although you may still be healthy, moderate and persistent elevated blood sugar levels greatly increase your risk for developing diabetes and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease. Compared to ...

  3. 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: Preventing High Blood Sugar Emergencies

  4. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Fournier's gangrene is a serious,life-threatening infection of the male genital area. The infection usually starts in the skin of the genitals (penis or scrotum),the urethra,or the rectal area. There are several conditions that may lead to this infection. Frequently an injury or burn to the area occurred before the infection. Genital surgery,a sexually transmitted infection (STI),or a ...

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - Symptoms

    Diabetic neuropathy -- especially peripheral neuropathy -- initially may not cause any noticeable symptoms. If you have diabetes, it is important to have regular medical checkups to check for signs of neuropathy and treat problems before they become serio

  6. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Topic Overview

    Even though you have diabetes, you can have the same success with breast-feeding as any other woman. Breast-feeding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical specialist organizations, because it benefits the mother and the infant. Make sure your diabetes care team and other members of the health care team know before the birth that you are planning to breast-feed.Nutritional requirements of breast-feedingNutrition is one key to a healthy, successful breast-feeding experience. Taking care of a new baby may change when and how you eat. So you might need to test your blood sugar more often and adjust your diabetes medicines.Eat a nutritious diet and be sure you are getting adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D.Your body is using energy making breast milk, so you might have more low blood sugars. Eat a snack before or during nursing or before naps to prevent hypoglycemia. A registered dietitian can help you tailor your meal plan to meet your nutritional

  7. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Diabetes can affect the body's immune system,impairing the ability of white blood cells to come to the site of an infection,stay in the infected area,and kill microorganisms. Because of the buildup of plaque in blood vessels associated with diabetes,areas of infection may receive a poor blood supply,further decreasing the body's ability to fight infections and heal wounds. Common ...

  8. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?

  9. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Treatment Overview

    There is currently no cure for diabetic neuropathy. Once it has developed, treatment focuses on preventing the condition from worsening by consistently keeping your blood sugar levels tightly controlled within a narrow target range.

  10. 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 in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a ChildDiabetes: Checking Your Blood SugarGestational Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar

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