Diabetes Home Care and Monitoring Directory
As a diabetic, you play a major role in managing your diabetes, and this includes everything from making healthy food choices and getting exercise to regularly monitoring your blood sugar levels and taking your medications as necessary. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about diabetes home care and monitoring, from practical tips to the latest research and findings.
Diabetes: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care
Helping someone take care of his diabetes can help him feel better and avoid related problems. This checklist can help caregivers with daily care.
How to Give Yourself an Insulin Shot for Diabetes
WebMD provides a step-by-step guide on giving yourself insulin injections if you have diabetes.
What Types of Doctors Specialize in Type 1 Diabetes in Children?
There’s a lot to learn when your child is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The diabetes health care team can help you navigate what you need to know and do to keep your child healthy.
What Diabetes Supplies and Devices Do I Need?
Learn about the supplies you need to manage diabetes, including devices like blood sugar meters, diabetic tests strips, and insulin pumps.
Quick Quiz: Is Your Diabetes Under Control?
Is your diabetes under control? Take this quiz to find out.
The Daily Diabetes Check
Doing just seven quick things a day can help you keep tabs on your condition.
Keep Your Diabetes Under Control
Keep your blood sugar -- and your health -- on track.
How Smart Testing Can Help You Control Your Diabetes
Figuring out the best ways and best times to test your blood sugar can be tricky, but it’s easier than you may think.
Video: How to Check Your Blood Sugar
Your step-by-step guide to testing blood sugar levels with a glucose meter.
When You Find Out You Have Diabetes
Important things for people to know when they find out they have diabetes.
What Kind of Tests Monitor Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about the tests you need to take if you have diabetes.
Does Diabetes Always Get Worse?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about how aging affects diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes
Diabetes means you have to watch your diet and medicines closely. Use these tips to manage your condition every day.
Slideshow: Tips for Blood Sugar Control When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Looking for ways to keep your blood sugar in check? Feast your eyes on these tips for controlling your glucose when you have type 2 diabetes.
Slideshow: 10 Muscle Moves to Help Tame Diabetes
If you have diabetes, strengthening your muscles can help control your blood sugar. This slideshow tells you how to get started.
Diabetes Quiz: Blood Sugar Levels, Exercise, and Diet
Take this quiz to see how much you know about Type 2 diabetes, insulin, diet, exercise, and related conditions.
Quiz: Myths & Facts About Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have all the facts about the symptoms, treatments, and possible complications of type 2 diabetes? Take this quiz and find out.