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Holidays
Managing Diabetes

Preparing for Passover: Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Preparing for Passover: Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. This year it started on the evening of Wednesday, April 8. Like many traditional holiday feasts...
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Heart Disease
Managing Diabetes

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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Managing Diabetes
Technology
Day to Day

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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Blood Glucose
Managing Diabetes
Insulin

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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Type 1
Managing Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Diabetes can be controlled by keeping blood sugar levels within a normal range, eating well and being physically active. Find out what your targets are from your healthcare provider. What can you do...
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A1C
Newly Diagnosed
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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Newly Diagnosed
Managing Diabetes

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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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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Managing Diabetes
Day to Day

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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Managing Diabetes
Type 1
Blood Glucose

What is 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 glucose should be — identifying a...
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Managing Diabetes

Goals for Glucose Control

Goals for Glucose Control

Discuss glucose (sugar) targets with your healthcare team when creating your diabetes management plan. People who have diabetes should be monitoring their glucose regularly at home. Regular glucose...
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