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Diabetes Knowledge

Testing your blood glucose?

Testing your blood glucose, also known as Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG), is a method of checking how much glucose (sugar) is in the blood using a glucose meter -- anywhere, anytime. Here, you’ll learn some basics about: Blood sugar targets for adults How your doctor tests your blood The importance of self-testing When to ... read more

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Who is at risk for diabetes?

Type I diabetes The number of people who develop type 1 diabetes is increasing. The reasons for this are still unclear, but may be due to changes in environmental risk factors and/or viral infections. The disease can affect people of any age, but it usually starts in children or young adults. Type ... read more

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How can you manage your diabetes?

The goals of diabetes management are to: Keep your blood sugar levels as near normal as safely possible by balancing food intake with physical activity and medication. Help slow or possibly prevent the development of diabetes-related health problems. Here are five tips to remember when managing your diabetes: Test your blood glucose as recommended ... read more

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What are the complications of diabetes?

This section is meant to familiarize you with some of the most common diabetes-related problems. Keeping blood glucose levels as near normal as possible, along with getting regular check-ups and blood tests may help delay or prevent complications of diabetes. Eye disease1 Many people with diabetes develop some form of eye disease ... read more

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Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals
Diabetes and Snacks - Advice on snacking between meals
People who don't have diabetes have low insulin levels in between meals If you are using rapid-acting insulin with multiple injections or an insulin pump you will be less dependent on snacks in between meals ...
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Ketoacidosis Symptoms & Treatment
If you have high blood glucose levels that last for more than a few days you could develop a condition called "ketoacidosis" This is a serious condition that can develop over several hours or a few days People who have ketoacidosis require urgent admission to hospital for fluid and insulin ...
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Parents and Kids
Living with Diabetes - Tips & advice
Diabetes is a chronic illness that will affect you every day for the rest of your life Try to become friends with your diabetes or at least not to see it as an enemy since you can't escape it and there is currently no known cure It will probably be ...
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