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A1C
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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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Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Nighttime hypoglycemia can be the result of a number of factors in people with diabetes. It is important to learn what causes hypoglycemia (low glucose) in order to prevent it from happening. What are...
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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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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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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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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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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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Insulin

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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Type 1

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 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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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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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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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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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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