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Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

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

    Insulin is the only medication that can treat type 1 diabetes.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

    This topic provides general information about type 1 diabetes.

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

    information on low blood sugar and high blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy depends largely on two factors: how long you have had diabetes and what type of diabetes you have.

  5. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about type 1 diabetes in children.

  6. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Cause

    Type 1 diabetes develops when your child's pancreas stops producing enough insulin.

  7. Type 1 Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include: Family history of type 1 diabetes.

  8. Diabetic Nephropathy - Treatment Overview

    Diabetic nephropathy is treated with medications that lower blood pressure and protect the kidneys. These medications may reverse kidney damage and are started as soon as any amount of protein is found in the urine (microalbuminuria).

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

    An interactive health tool related to type 1 diabetes in children.

  10. Diabetes Guide - Treatment Overview

    Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong treatment to keep blood sugar levels within a target range. Treatment includes: Taking several insulin injections every day or using an insulin pump.

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If the level is below 70 or you are experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating or difficulty thinking, you will need to raise the number immediately. A quick solution is to eat a few pieces of hard candy or 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey. Recheck your numbers again in 15 minutes to see if the number has gone up. If not, repeat the steps above or call your doctor.

People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.

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