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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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Insulin Facts

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Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring

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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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

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Different Types of Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Insulin is the medication used to manage type 1 and, in some cases, type 2 diabetes. There are several things you should know about insulin. Insulin is a hormone that lowers glucose in your blood....
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Different Types of Insulin

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Ketone Testing

Ketone Testing

What are ketones? Ketones are produced when the body burns fat for energy or fuel. They are also produced when you lose weight or if there is not enough insulin to help your body use sugar for energy....
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Ketone Testing

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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?

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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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How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent 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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How to Prevent 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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Insulin Stacking

Insulin Stacking

While it is normal to want to lower high blood glucose as quickly as possible, especially if you don’t feel well, taking rapid-acting insulin at close intervals can result in low glucose (hypoglycemia...
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Insulin Stacking

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Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests There are many way to monitor your diabetes and your diabetes control. Daily information is valuable to make decisions in...
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Monitoring Diabetes

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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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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