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    1. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Cause

      Prediabetes occurs when the body does not respond properly to the hormone insulin and therefore cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels within a normal range. Blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes. The food you eat turns into blood glucose, or sugar. The bloodstream transports glucose to all the cells in your body to be used for energy. Normally, the pancreas ...

    2. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Health Tools

      Use these diabetic neuropathy health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

    3. Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well - 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

    4. Biguanides (Metformin) for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Biguanides for type 2 diabetes.

    5. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - 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 ...

    6. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be difficult to deal with at any age,but it can be particularly hard for a child. Children face special emotional and physical challenges in dealing with their disease. Your child will probably experience a wide range of emotions,which may change from minute to minute. Be sure you are as supportive as possible as your child learns how to manage the disease ...

    7. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      Diabetes is a complex,chronic disease that affects many body systems and requires treatment for the rest of your life. Because diabetes affects so many parts of your body,it has the potential to involve many medical specialists. You have a lot to learn about both your disease and how best to manage it. But you do not have to go through this process alone. Health professionals can help you ...

    8. Diabetes Guide - Blood Glucose

      A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrate foods.

    9. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      Sugar (glucose) normally is not found in urine. However,when blood sugar levels rise well above a target range-which occurs in diabetes -the kidneys often release some of the excess sugar from the blood into the urine. In pregnant women,the kidneys sometimes release sugar into the urine even when blood sugar levels are within a safe range. You can test urine for sugar by using plastic strips ...

    10. Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors (DPP-4 Inhibitors)

      Drug details for Selective dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4 inhibitors).

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