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  1. C-Peptide

    A C-peptide test measures the level of this peptide in the body. It is generally found in amounts equal to insulin.

  2. 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. Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines

  3. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Young children with type 1 diabetes aren't able to recognize when their blood sugar level is high or low and then tell an adult. And sometimes it's even hard for a parent to tell the difference.Some signs that may indicate high or low blood sugar in a very young child include:Irritability, anger, or crying.Paleness.Nervousness or trembling.Staring off or not responding when touched or spoken to.Dark urine with a strong sweet odor.Drowsiness or difficulty waking up.When you see changes in your child, do a home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.

  4. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - 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).

  5. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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 ...

  6. Incretin Mimetics for Type 2 Diabetes

    Drug details for Incretin mimetics for type 2 diabetes.

  7. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Topic Overview

    What is prediabetes?Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. It is a warning sign that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body does not make enough of the hormone insulin or does not respond to it properly. Over time, ...

  8. Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Topic Overview

    Children who take insulin are at risk of hypoglycemia during and after exercise. But with good planning and awareness,a child can exercise and participate in sports safely. Good planning means checking blood sugars before,during,and after exercise. Then,you can keep a record of how exercise affects your child's blood sugars. Remember that each child will react to exercise differently. ...

  9. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Medicines that can raise blood sugar in a person who has diabetes include:Barbiturates.Thiazide diuretics.Corticosteroids.Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and progesterone.Catecholamines.Decongestants that contain beta-adrenergic agents, such as pseudoephedrine.The B vitamin niacin. The risk of high blood sugar from niacin lowers after you have taken it for a few months.The antipsychotic medicine olanzapine (Zyprexa).

  10. Diabetes: Using a Plate Format to Plan Meals

    A plate format is a simple way to plan a balanced diet. It helps people with diabetes see how much space each food should take on a plate. Anyone can use the plate format to maintain a healthful diet and to decrease the chances of having heart disease and other conditions.Key pointsUsing a plate format will help you spread carbohydrate throughout the day, which will help keep your blood sugar ...

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