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Type 1 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed - Other Treatment

Avoid products that promise a "cure" for diabetes. No such cure exists. If you have questions about a product for diabetes, check with your local American Diabetes Association office, your doctor, or a diabetes educator.

Other types of meal plans

You may hear of people with diabetes following meal plans other than carbohydrate counting, or using low glycemic-index foods to prevent high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) after meals. Talk with a registered dietitian before choosing an alternate meal-planning method for your or your child's diabetes diet.

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Diabetes Wound Care Checklist: What's in Your First Aid Kit?

Injuries that are minor in a healthy person can have severe consequences when you have diabetes, so good wound care is essential. Because of reduced circulation and problems with sensation (neuropathy), people with diabetes are at a much higher risk for complications from ordinary, everyday cuts and scrapes.

Read the Diabetes Wound Care Checklist: What's in Your First Aid Kit? article > >

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture or biofeedback, may help relieve stress and muscle tension and improve your overall well-being and quality of life. Talk with your doctor if you are using any complementary or alternative therapies, including chiropractic therapy and osteopathy.

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If the level is below 70 and 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.

Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.

However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.

Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.

One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

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