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

      Some people with diabetes use their insulin syringes more than once to save money. Talk with your doctor before reusing your syringes. Some people who have diabetes should not reuse their syringes, including people who have:Trouble seeing clearly.Trouble using their hands.Infections or open wounds.Some precautions to take if you reuse syringes:Put the cover back on the needle after use. The safest way to do this is to place the cover and syringe on a flat surface and slide the cover over the needle without letting the needle touch either the flat surface or your fingers. Only the inside of the cover should touch the needle. Do not hold the syringe straight up; you may accidentally stick yourself.Do not clean the needle with alcohol. Alcohol removes the silicone covering on the needle, causing it to become dull.Store the syringes at room temperature. It is best to store them with the covered needle pointing up to prevent insulin from blocking the needle opening.Dispose of reused

    2. Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Insulin

      Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs in people with diabetes when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood drops below what the body needs to function normally. Key pointsIf your blood sugar drops below 65 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), you most likely will have symptoms, such as feeling tired, weak, or shaky.If your blood sugar drops very low (usually below 20 mg/dL) and you do not get help, ..

    3. Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Sulfonylureas for type 2 diabetes.

    4. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Topic Overview

      If your doctor suspects that you have prediabetes,he or she may ask the following questions about your family and medical history: Does your family have a history of type 2 diabetes or heart disease? Have you ever had gestational diabetes or delivered a baby that weighed more than 9 lb (4 kg) ? What medicines are you taking? Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension),high ...

    5. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - 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 ..

    6. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Topic Overview

      You can use the American Diabetes Association's risk test for diabetes to see whether you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are age 45 or older,the American Diabetes Association recommends that you get tested for diabetes every 3 years. 1 The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends diabetes testing for people who have blood pressure higher than 135/80. ...

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

      Diagnosing type 2 diabetes includes testing for high blood sugar, learning if there are other causes of high blood sugar, and discovering what side effects diabetes has had on your body.Step 1: Do I have diabetes? Your doctor will diagnose type 2 diabetes based on your symptoms, risk factors, physical exam, and blood test results. Your blood sugar tests show if you have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), or neither condition. If you don't have type 2 diabetes but you do have symptoms like being very tired, your doctor may look for other causes. Step 2: Is there another condition causing my diabetes? Sometimes there is a medical problem other than diabetes causing your high blood sugar. If so, you have secondary diabetes. For some people who have secondary diabetes, the diabetes goes away when the cause is eliminated.Step 3: Do I have type 2 diabetes?Treatment for diabetes is based on the type of the disease. There are two main types: type 1 and type 2.If your

    8. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - When to Call a Doctor

      The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for prediabetes-which may lead to type 2 diabetes-if you:4Are 45 years of age or older-particularly if you are overweight- and you have never had your blood glucose (sugar) tested or you have not been tested in more than 3 years.Are younger than 45, overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 or greater), and have one or more other risk factors ..

    9. Meglitinides for Type 2 Diabetes

      Drug details for Meglitinides for type 2 diabetes.

    10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be difficult to deal with at any age,but it can be particularly hard for a child. Children face special emotional and physical challenges in dealing with their disease. Your child will probably experience a wide range of emotions,which may change from minute to minute. Be sure you are as supportive as possible as your child learns how to manage the disease ...

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