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    1. Stress and Diabetes - Topic Overview

      When you have diabetes,stress can cause your blood glucose levels to change rapidly and unexpectedly. Stress can affect your body's blood glucose levels in two ways. It changes the way your body handles insulin. It can cause you to change the way you take care of yourself. Stress can be mental or physical. Each type of stress causes a similar chemical reaction in your body. For some ...

    2. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Topic Overview

      Glomerular filtration is the process by which the kidneys filter the blood,removing excess wastes and fluids. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a calculation that determines how well the blood is filtered by the kidneys,which is one way to measure remaining kidney function. Glomerular filtration rate is usually calculated using a mathematical formula that compares a person's size,age,sex,...

    3. Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors (DPP-4 Inhibitors)

      Drug details for Selective dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4 inhibitors).

    4. Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by uncontrolled high blood sugar.

    5. Macrovascular Diabetes Complications - Topic Overview

      Your primary care doctor (usually an internist or a family medicine doctor) is responsible for the day-to-day medical management of your diabetes. He or she also may coordinate your diabetes care. Or a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or physician assistant may coordinate your care.Your health professional will help you find the right oral medicine and possibly insulin to regulate your blood sugar (glucose) level. He or she also will help you adjust medicines as your diabetes changes. For this reason, it is very important that you notify your health professional if your symptoms change. Most primary care doctors are excellent at managing diabetes. But if your symptoms get worse or if you have complications, you may need to see a specialist—a doctor who has additional training in a particular field. You should see some specialists, such as an ophthalmologist and podiatrist, regularly. These specialists provide care to prevent eye and foot complications from diabetes. Other

    6. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Topic Overview

      If your child has type 1 diabetes,insulin,food,and exercise must balance to keep your child's blood sugar in his or her target range. Insulin and exercise lower blood sugar levels. Food (especially carbohydrate foods) can raise blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Small children tend to go through phases of picky eating. Try to offer a wide variety of fun,nutritious choices. ...

    7. Macrovascular Diabetes Complications - Topic Overview

      What is gastroparesis?Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach requires significantly more than its normal 1½ to 2 hours to empty. The delay results in bothersome and possibly serious symptoms because digestion is altered.What causes gastroparesis?Gastroparesis occurs when the nerves to the stomach are damaged or don't work. Diabetes is the most common cause. Other causes include some ...

    8. Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet

      Our emotions influence what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat. So, feelings can interfere with your ability to follow your diet for diabetes.If you feel that certain foods, such as chocolate cake, are "bad, " you may feel guilty after eating a piece.If you are angry because you think you can't eat the foods you like, you may feel resentful.If you are afraid that you may gain weight or ...

    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: Taking Care of Your Feet

    10. 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: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines

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