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Type 2
Day to Day

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly known as 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 in out body...
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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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Kidney Disease
Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Kidney

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. When blood pressure is high, there is a large amount of tension inside the blood vessels that...
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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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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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Type 1
Type 2

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the US population), in one type or another. 84.1 million adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (33.9% of the adult US population. But what exactly...
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Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Managing Diabetes
Diet & Nutrition

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Imagine wanting to get pregnancy and bring discouraged from doing so. About 25 years ago, this was the case for many women with diabetes. Fortunately, with recent advances in diabetes management and...
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Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes and usually occurs in association with chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Elevated glucose levels may damage the nerves--usually in the feet...
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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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Technology
Type 1
Day to Day

Insulin Pumps

Insulin Pumps

What is an insulin pump? A pump is a small, computerized device that delivers rapid –acting insulin to the body through a small plastic tube known as a cannula or needle that sits beneath the skin. It...
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Pediatric & Adolescents
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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, is a chronic disease that destroys the body’s ability to make insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy...
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What is Pre-diabetes?

What is Pre-diabetes?

Are you one of the estimated 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older who has pre-diabetes? If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of...
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How to Prevent Kidney Disease

How to Prevent Kidney Disease

Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has become so common that diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) has leaped ahead of high blood pressure as the leading cause of kidney failure in much of the...
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A1C
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For Parents
Managing Diabetes

A1C Test

A1C Test

If you are talking with someone about diabetes, you may hear the term “A1C.” But what exactly does A1C mean? And why is your A1C important for diabetes management? An A1C blood value: is one of the...
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Type 1
Type 2
Insulin

Insulin Facts

Insulin Facts

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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