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    1. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Topic Overview

      As someone with diabetes,you know that if your pancreas were working as it should,it would always know when your blood sugar was going up or down. And then it would provide just the right amount of insulin to keep your blood sugar where it needs to be. Instead,you have to do that job yourself. You prick your finger and place a bit of blood into your glucose meter. Then you give yourself ...

    2. Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well - 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

    3. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder commonly caused by diabetes.

    4. Macrovascular Diabetes Complications - Topic Overview

      How does alcohol affect diabetes? When you have diabetes,you need to be careful with alcohol. If you take insulin or pills for diabetes,drinking alcohol may cause low blood sugar. Too much alcohol can also affect your ability to know when your blood sugar is low and to treat it. Drinking alcohol can make you feel lightheaded at first and drowsy as you drink more,both of which may be ...

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

      Children with diabetes should participate in their treatment to the extent that is fitting for their age and experience with the disease. Toddlers and preschool-aged children usually aren't able to do tasks for diabetes care such as giving insulin or checking blood sugar. As children get older,they generally cooperate with these tasks. Children in elementary school can cooperate in all tasks ...

    6. Biguanides (Metformin) for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Biguanides for type 2 diabetes.

    7. Prediabetes: Exercise Tips - Get Started

      Managing diabetes is all about setting a healthy routine of medicine,eating,exercise,and sleep. But when you work night shifts or have changing work shifts,it can seem like there’s nothing at all routine about your life. It’s definitely more of a chore to manage diabetes under such conditions,but it can be done. These tips may help. Get organized Talk to your doctor,diabetes ...

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

      Some medicines for other conditions can lower your blood sugar level or can interfere with whether you develop symptoms of low blood sugar. This is a concern when you have diabetes. Talk with your doctor before taking any new medicine. Medicines that can lower your blood sugar level include: Medicines to reduce fever and relieve pain,such as salicylate medicines like aspirin. Medicines to ...

    9. Albumin Urine Test

      A microalbumin test evaluates urine for the presence of a protein called albumin.

    10. Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Treatment Overview

      If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you will play a key role in your treatment and have an opportunity to reverse the condition or delay the progression to type 2 diabetes. Losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise are very effective in preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes as well as lowering your risks for other complications, such as coronary artery ...

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