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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. Stress Management: Helping Your Child With StressStress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

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

      Diabetic neuropathy -- especially peripheral neuropathy -- initially may not cause any noticeable symptoms. If you have diabetes, it is important to have regular medical checkups to check for signs of neuropathy and treat problems before they become serio

    3. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Medications

      Most people with prediabetes get better results by making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise, than with diabetes medication.5However, a health professional may prescribe a biguanide, usually metformin (Glucophage), because it can reduce insulin resistance-especially in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. In some cases a health ...

    4. Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Insulin

      Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs in people with diabetes when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood drops below what the body needs to function normally. Key pointsIf your blood sugar drops below 65 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), you most likely will have symptoms, such as feeling tired, weak, or shaky.If your blood sugar drops very low (usually below 20 mg/dL) and you do not get help, ..

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

      Because you have diabetes,you need to wash your feet carefully each day. Post this list of proper foot-washing steps in your bathroom. Wash and dry your feet Use warm (not hot) water. Check the water temperature with your wrists,not your feet. You can soak your feet for about 10 minutes if you want to. Wash all areas of your feet,especially the underside of your toes and between them. ...

    6. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      You can use the American Diabetes Association's risk test for diabetes to see whether you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are age 45 or older,the American Diabetes Association recommends that you get tested for diabetes every 3 years. 1 The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends diabetes testing for people who have blood pressure higher than 135/80. ...

    7. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder commonly caused by diabetes.

    8. Diabetic Neuropathy - What Increases Your Risk

      The risk factors for prediabetes are similar to the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes had prediabetes first. Risk factors that you cannot control include: Family history. People who have a parent, brother, or sister with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes have a greater chance of developing these conditions. In the United States, adults who have a parent with ..

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

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

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

      Over time,high blood sugar levels from diabetes lead to damage of the retina,the layer on the back of the eye that captures images and sends them as nerve signals to the brain. Whether diabetic retinopathy develops depends in part on how high blood sugar levels have been and how long they have been above a target range. Other things that may increase your risk for diabetic retinopathy include ...

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