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Type 1
Type 2

Dosing Insulin

Dosing Insulin

One of the things patients often fear about being diagnosed with diabetes is insulin injections. In most cases, if you have type 1 you will be taking insulin a number of times a day. And, most likely...
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Dosing Insulin

Testing for Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose (Sugar) Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests Daily home blood glucose (sugar) monitoring tells you what your blood glucose level is at that very moment....
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Testing for Diabetes

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called ‘adult-onset’ or ‘non insulin-dependent’) is a chronic condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly. Instead of...
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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

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How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

If you have diabetes, heart disease can be a serious concern. In fact, cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack or stroke is by far the leading cause of death in both men and women with diabetes...
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How to Prevent Heart Disease

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Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, but it is especially common in type 1 women with more than 20% having the disease. Many people with type 2, in particular middle-aged women, are...
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Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

High Blood Glucose

What is high blood glucose? People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 100 mg/dl. Your physician will define for you what your target blood...
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High Blood Glucose

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Type 1
Type 2

Insulin Pumps

Insulin Pumps

What is an insulin pump? An insulin pump is a small, computerized device that delivers insulin continuously throughout the day. It attempts to mimic the normal pancreas's release of insulin, but you...
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Insulin Pumps

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What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood...
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What is Diabetes?

Pregnant women and doctor.
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What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. According to Florence Brown, M.D ., director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes in Pregnancy...
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What is Gestational Diabetes?

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

A strong link between diabetes and heart disease is now well established. Women with diabetes have an even greater risk of heart disease compared with those of similar age who do not have diabetes. In...
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Diabetes and Heart Disease

A1c Test Identifies Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnant Women

For many moms-to-be with type 2 diabetes, failure to get a proper diagnosis on time results in unhealthy pregnancies and unhealthy babies. The good news is that a study published by the American...
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A1c Test Identifies Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnant Women

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Type 1
Type 2
Insulin

Using Insulin

Using Insulin

It is important to learn how to take care of Insulin, Syringes and Pen Needles How to store insulin Although manufacturers recommend storing your insulin in the refrigerator, injecting cold insulin...
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Using Insulin

Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring

People from outside the US may find this table convenient for converting US blood glucose values which are given in mg/dl into values generated by their blood glucose meters, which are generated in...
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Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (which used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells don’t...
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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Understanding Cognitive Changes in Diabetes

As we get older, it’s normal for our memory to slip. But if you are having trouble managing your diabetes, or maintaining self-care practices, you might be experiencing some changes in your thinking...
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Understanding Cognitive Changes in Diabetes