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    1. Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Diagnosing type 2 diabetes includes testing for high blood sugar, learning if there are other causes of high blood sugar, and discovering what side effects diabetes has had on your body.Step 1: Do I have diabetes? Your doctor will diagnose type 2 diabetes based on your symptoms, risk factors, physical exam, and blood test results. Your blood sugar tests show if you have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), or neither condition. If you don't have type 2 diabetes but you do have symptoms like being very tired, your doctor may look for other causes. Step 2: Is there another condition causing my diabetes? Sometimes there is a medical problem other than diabetes causing your high blood sugar. If so, you have secondary diabetes. For some people who have secondary diabetes, the diabetes goes away when the cause is eliminated.Step 3: Do I have type 2 diabetes?Treatment for diabetes is based on the type of the disease. There are two main types: type 1 and type 2.If your

    2. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - 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: Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot

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

    5. Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Topic Overview

      If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes,you have an opportunity to prevent the progression of this condition to full-blown type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that by getting regular exercise,changing your diet,and losing weight,you can play a key role in preventing diabetes. Any type of physical activity may be beneficial,such as: 1 Sports or other types of exercise,such as walking,...

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

      Drug details for Biguanides for type 2 diabetes.

    7. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Topic Overview

      Some people with diabetes use their insulin syringes more than once to save money. Talk with your doctor before reusing your syringes. Some people who have diabetes should not reuse their syringes, including people who have:Trouble seeing clearly.Trouble using their hands.Infections or open wounds.Some precautions to take if you reuse syringes:Put the cover back on the needle after use. The safest way to do this is to place the cover and syringe on a flat surface and slide the cover over the needle without letting the needle touch either the flat surface or your fingers. Only the inside of the cover should touch the needle. Do not hold the syringe straight up; you may accidentally stick yourself.Do not clean the needle with alcohol. Alcohol removes the silicone covering on the needle, causing it to become dull.Store the syringes at room temperature. It is best to store them with the covered needle pointing up to prevent insulin from blocking the needle opening.Dispose of reused

    8. 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 ...

    9. Meglitinides for Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Meglitinides for type 2 diabetes.

    10. Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors for type 2 diabetes.

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