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Diabetes Health Center

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  1. Meglitinides for Type 2 Diabetes

    Drug details for Meglitinides for type 2 diabetes.

  2. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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,...

  3. Diabetic Neuropathy - Health Tools

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

  4. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    To be diagnosed with diabetes, you must meet one of the following criteria:1Have symptoms of diabetes (increased thirst, increased urination, and unexplained weight loss) and a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The blood sugar test is done at any time, without regard for when you last ate (random plasma glucose test or random blood sugar test).Have a fasting blood sugar level that is equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL. A fasting blood sugar test (fasting plasma glucose) is done after not eating or drinking anything but water for 8 hours.Have a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) result that is equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Have a hemoglobin A1c that is 6.5% or higher.The diagnosis of diabetes needs to be confirmed by repeating the same blood sugar test or doing a different test on another day. If the results of your fasting

  6. 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. Using a plate format for people with diabetes ...

  7. 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.

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

  9. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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? ...

  10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Exams and Tests

    Diabetic nephropathy is diagnosed using tests that check for a protein called albumin in the urine, which is an indicator of kidney damage.

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