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    1. 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 ..

    2. 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.

    3. 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 ...

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

      When you have diabetes, you need to examine your feet every day. Look at all areas of your feet, including your toes. Use a handheld mirror or a magnifying mirror attached to the bathroom wall near the baseboard to inspect your feet. If you can't see well, have someone else use this checklist to examine your feet for you. Using this checklist helps you remember to examine all areas of your feet.Checklist for daily foot exams Check your feet for: What to do if you notice a problemSkin color:RedBlue or blackRedness could point to irritation from shoes or overheating or other early signs of a problem. Do what you can to discover the cause and fix it, such as wearing shoes that fit better.Blue or black areas can mean bruising or blood flow problems. Call your doctor to report them.Patches where hair is missingBald patches may mean irritation from shoes or a blood flow problem. Show the areas to your doctor during your next visit.BlisterTry to discover the cause of the blister. Friction or

    5. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is most common in people who have diabetes.

    6. Prediabetes - 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 .

    7. Incretin Mimetics for Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Incretin mimetics for type 2 diabetes.

    8. Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well - Treatment Overview

      There is currently no cure for diabetic neuropathy. Once it has developed, treatment focuses on preventing the condition from worsening by consistently keeping your blood sugar levels tightly controlled within a narrow target range.

    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.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?

    10. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes,you have an opportunity to prevent the progression of this condition to full-blown type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that by getting regular exercise,changing your diet,and losing weight,you can play a key role in preventing diabetes. Any type of physical activity may be beneficial,such as: 1 Sports or other types of exercise,such as walking,...

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