Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors (DPP-4 Inhibitors)
Drug details for Selective dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4 inhibitors).
Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well - 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
Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Safe Exercise - 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. ...
Non-Diabetes Medicines That May Raise Blood Sugar - Topic Overview
Medicines that can raise blood sugar in a person who has diabetes include:Barbiturates.Thiazide diuretics.Corticosteroids.Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and progesterone.Catecholamines.Decongestants that contain beta-adrenergic agents, such as pseudoephedrine.The B vitamin niacin. The risk of high blood sugar from niacin lowers after you have taken it for a few months.The antipsychotic medicine olanzapine (Zyprexa).
Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children - Topic Overview
Young children with type 1 diabetes aren't able to recognize when their blood sugar level is high or low and then tell an adult. And sometimes it's even hard for a parent to tell the difference.Some signs that may indicate high or low blood sugar in a very young child include:Irritability, anger, or crying.Paleness.Nervousness or trembling.Staring off or not responding when touched or spoken to.Dark urine with a strong sweet odor.Drowsiness or difficulty waking up.When you see changes in your child, do a home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.
Albumin Urine Test
A microalbumin test evaluates urine for the presence of a protein called albumin.
Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes - Introduction
WebMD explains how those with diabetes should read food labels to determine if a food is healthy or not.
Diabetes and Infections - 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 ...
Diabetes: Care of Blood Sugar Test Supplies - Topic Overview
Take care of your supplies so that you can test your blood sugar safely and get the most accurate blood sugar results. These results will be used to evaluate your treatment for diabetes.Meters. Follow the instructions from the manufacturer about how to care for the meter. All meters can be damaged by being dropped or jarred and by exposure to very hot or very cold temperatures. Some meters need to be cleaned regularly and have their batteries changed periodically.Lancets. Lancets must be thrown away safely after they are used. Do not put lancets into your household wastebasket or trash can; a used lancet might accidentally stick someone. Put your used lancets in a plastic container (such as a small, empty soda pop bottle or laundry detergent bottle) and seal it when it is three-quarters full. Check with your local trash disposal agency about how you need to dispose of lancets. Some agencies have special ways to get rid of this type of waste.Strips. Protect the test strips from
Diabetes: Protecting Your Feet - Topic Overview
Because you have diabetes,you will need to be especially careful to protect your feet from injury. General precautions Wear shoes all the time. If you do not want to wear shoes indoors,wear slippers with hard soles and good support. Keep your shoes next to your bedside and slip them on your feet as soon as you get out of bed. This will help you develop the habit of wearing footwear and ...