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  1. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Prevention

    If you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, you can take steps to prevent this condition as well as the progression to full - blown type 2 diabetes. Keeping your blood sugar within the target range is the best way to prevent prediabetes. You can play a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels by:Losing weight if you are overweight. Studies have shown that losing just 5% to 10% of .

  2. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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 ...

  3. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Introduction

    WebMD explains how those with diabetes should read food labels to determine if a food is healthy or not.

  4. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    The bloodstream carries glucose-a type of sugar produced from the digestion of carbohydrates and other foods-to provide energy to cells throughout the body. Unused glucose is stored mainly in the liver as glycogen. Insulin,glucagon and other hormone levels rise and fall to keep blood sugar in a normal range. Too little or too much of these hormones can cause blood sugar levels to fall too ...

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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

  6. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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. ...

  7. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Topic Overview

    Diabetes is a complex,chronic disease that affects many body systems and requires treatment for the rest of your life. Because diabetes affects so many parts of your body,it has the potential to involve many medical specialists. You have a lot to learn about both your disease and how best to manage it. But you do not have to go through this process alone. Health professionals can help you ...

  8. Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines

    Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood drops below what the body needs to function normally. Some pills for diabetes can cause low blood sugar. Key pointsLow blood sugar as a side effect of oral diabetes medications usually causes mild symptoms, such as sweating, shakiness, and hunger.Taking too many of your pills in one day, not eating enough food, or ..

  9. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

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

  10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be difficult to deal with at any age,but it can be particularly hard for a child. Children face special emotional and physical challenges in dealing with their disease. Your child will probably experience a wide range of emotions,which may change from minute to minute. Be sure you are as supportive as possible as your child learns how to manage the disease ...

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