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    1. Diabetic Neuropathy - Overview

      The dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect cause high blood sugar levels, especially in the morning before breakfast, in people with diabetes.

    2. 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

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

      Drug details for Biguanides for type 2 diabetes.

    4. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Exams and Tests

      A diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy is based largely on your symptoms, medical history, and physical examination.

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

      Learning about hypoglycemia: What is hypoglycemia? How does the body control blood sugar? What are some common causes of low blood sugar? What medicines can cause low blood sugar? Being diagnosed: How is a glucose test done? Getting treatment: What is the emergency treatment for low blood sugar? What are quick-sugar foods? ...

    6. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - When to Call a Doctor

      The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for prediabetes-which may lead to type 2 diabetes-if you:4Are 45 years of age or older-particularly if you are overweight- and you have never had your blood glucose (sugar) tested or you have not been tested in more than 3 years.Are younger than 45, overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 or greater), and have one or more other risk factors ..

    7. C-Peptide

      A C-peptide test measures the level of this peptide in the body. It is generally found in amounts equal to insulin.

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

      Many over-the-counter medicines can affect the blood sugar level of people with diabetes. Some should be used with caution and some should be avoided. Follow all instructions on the label. If you give medicine to your baby,follow your doctor’s advice about what amount to give. When you have a minor illness (such as a cold or the flu) and need a nonprescription medicine,talk with your doctor ...

    9. Type 2 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Some medicines for other conditions can lower your blood sugar level or can interfere with whether you develop symptoms of low blood sugar. This is a concern when you have diabetes. Talk with your doctor before taking any new medicine. Medicines that can lower your blood sugar level include: Medicines to reduce fever and relieve pain,such as salicylate medicines like aspirin. Medicines to ...

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

      Camps for children who have diabetes provide an opportunity for the child to meet and share experiences with other children who have the disease. These camps support the child in assuming responsibility for his or her disease and gaining independence in diabetes care. It's also a fun outdoor experience that may include swimming, hiking, or other sports. Camps provide a respite for parents, a time when they can take a break from managing the disease. Parents can rest assured that their child will get appropriate care during this time at camp.These camps are run by trained medical and camp staff. They aim to keep children's blood sugar levels within a target range by balancing insulin doses with the increased activity level and food intake.What you doTo help your child have a good experience at camp:Make sure the camp is accredited by the American Camping Association.Review the camp policies. Camp policies include management of your child's diabetes care, management of other medical

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