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    1. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      What is gastroparesis?Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach requires significantly more than its normal 1½ to 2 hours to empty. The delay results in bothersome and possibly serious symptoms because digestion is altered.What causes gastroparesis?Gastroparesis occurs when the nerves to the stomach are damaged or don't work. Diabetes is the most common cause. Other causes include some ...

    2. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      To be diagnosed with diabetes, you must meet one of the following criteria:1Have symptoms of diabetes (increased thirst, increased urination, and unexplained weight loss) and a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The blood sugar test is done at any time, without regard for when you last ate (random plasma glucose test or random blood sugar test).Have a fasting blood sugar level that is equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL. A fasting blood sugar test (fasting plasma glucose) is done after not eating or drinking anything but water for 8 hours.Have a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) result that is equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Have a hemoglobin A1c that is 6.5% or higher.The diagnosis of diabetes needs to be confirmed by repeating the same blood sugar test or doing a different test on another day. If the results of your fasting

    3. Diabetic Neuropathy - 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 ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

      Even though you have diabetes, you can have the same success with breast-feeding as any other woman. Breast-feeding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical specialist organizations, because it benefits the mother and the infant. Make sure your diabetes care team and other members of the health care team know before the birth that you are planning to breast-feed.Nutritional requirements of breast-feedingNutrition is one key to a healthy, successful breast-feeding experience. Taking care of a new baby may change when and how you eat. So you might need to test your blood sugar more often and adjust your diabetes medicines.Eat a nutritious diet and be sure you are getting adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D.Your body is using energy making breast milk, so you might have more low blood sugars. Eat a snack before or during nursing or before naps to prevent hypoglycemia. A registered dietitian can help you tailor your meal plan to meet your nutritional

    6. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      Travel can make it hard to keep your blood sugar within your target range because of changes in time zones,meal schedules,and types of foods available. Check your blood sugar level more often during your time away from home. Whenever you need to see a doctor away from home,let him or her know you have diabetes. And always wear medical identification. In an emergency,medical identification ...

    7. Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet

      When you have diabetes, your feet need extra care and attention. Diabetes damages the nerve endings and blood vessels in your feet, making you less likely to notice when your feet are injured. Diabetes also interferes with your body's ability to fight infection. If you develop a minor foot injury, it could become an ulcer or develop into a serious infection. With good foot care, you can prevent ..

    8. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Exams and Tests

      A diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy is based largely on your symptoms, medical history, and physical examination.

    9. Albumin Urine Test

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

    10. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

      If your child has type 1 diabetes,insulin,food,and exercise must balance to keep your child's blood sugar in his or her target range. Insulin and exercise lower blood sugar levels. Food (especially carbohydrate foods) can raise blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Small children tend to go through phases of picky eating. Try to offer a wide variety of fun,nutritious choices. ...

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