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    1. 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

    2. Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about prediabetes:What is prediabetes?What causes prediabetes?Can I prevent prediabetes?What are the symptoms of prediabetes?What happens in prediabetes?What increases my risk for prediabetes?Being diagnosed:How is prediabetes diagnosed?Who can diagnose prediabetes?Getting treatment:How is prediabetes treated?What are the goals of treatment?Will I need medication?What other forms of ...

    3. Macrovascular Diabetes Complications - Topic Overview

      Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is most common in people who have diabetes.

    4. Type 2 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      How does alcohol affect diabetes? When you have diabetes,you need to be careful with alcohol. If you take insulin or pills for diabetes,drinking alcohol may cause low blood sugar. Too much alcohol can also affect your ability to know when your blood sugar is low and to treat it. Drinking alcohol can make you feel lightheaded at first and drowsy as you drink more,both of which may be ...

    5. 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?

    6. Type 2 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      If high blood sugar levels have damaged nerves that go to your skin, you may sweat less, and your skin may become dry and cracked. Damaged skin becomes infected more easily when you have diabetes. To prevent skin problems and allow for early treatment of any problems that develop, each day:Inspect your skin, especially on your feet, between your toes, and around your fingernails and toenails. Watch for redness, cuts, scrapes, calluses, or blisters.Keep your skin folds—such as in your groin or under your breasts—dry. Moist areas increase the risk of infection.Dry the area between your toes well after bathing.Use a bath soap that has a moisturizer added. Use soap only as needed (on your feet, underarms, and groin). Avoid using deodorant soaps and antibacterial soaps, which may dry your skin.If your skin is dry, do not use bubble baths. Use a bath oil instead.To prevent dryness and injury:Use a home humidifier during cold weather and in dry climates.Use a moisturizer after you bathe,

    7. Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes

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

    8. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      In general,people with diabetes either have a total lack of insulin ( type 1 diabetes ) or they have too little insulin or cannot use insulin effectively ( type 2 diabetes ). Type 1 diabetes (formerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes),accounts for 5% to 10% of all people with diabetes. 1 In type 1 diabetes,the body's immune system destroys the cells that release insulin,...

    9. 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: Preventing High Blood Sugar Emergencies

    10. 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 ...

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