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Tight Diabetes Control
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Tight Diabetes Control

December 25th, 2015 | by American Association
Keeping your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible can be a lifesaver. Tight control can prevent or slow the progress of many complications of diabetes, giving you extra years of healthy, active life. But tight
Checking for Ketones
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Checking for Ketones

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Ketone is a chemical produced when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood and the body breaks down body fat for energy. Ketones in the urine is a sign that your body is using fat for energy instead of using glucose because
Dawn Phenomenon
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Dawn Phenomenon

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
All people have the “dawn phenomenon,” if they have diabetes or not. The dawn phenomenon is a surge of hormones that the body produces daily around 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. People with diabetes don’t have normal insulin
Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)
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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Hyperglycemia is the technical term for high blood glucose (blood sugar). High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin or when the body can’t use insulin properly. What Causes Hyperglycemia? A number of
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose (blood sugar) levels, usually less than 70 mg/dl. However, it is important to talk to your health care provider about your individual blood glucose
Factors Affecting Blood Glucose
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Factors Affecting Blood Glucose

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Before you had diabetes, no matter what you ate or how active you were, your blood glucose levels stayed within a normal range. But with diabetes, your blood glucose level can rise higher and some diabetes medications can make
Blood Glucose Testing
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Blood Glucose Testing

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to
Blood Glucose Testing
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Blood Glucose Testing

December 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Blood glucose (blood sugar) is an essential measure of your health. If you’re struggling to manage your blood glucose levels, we can help! With the latest tools and strategies, you can take steps today to monitor your
Jardiance Becomes First Diabetes Drug To Cut Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack
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Jardiance Becomes First Diabetes Drug To Cut Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack

December 16th, 2015 | by h4uclinic
Eli Lilly’s Jardiance Becomes First Diabetes Drug To Cut Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack (From: The International Business Times)  A new diabetes drug called Jardiance has been found to be effective in reducing the risk of
Living With Type 1 Diabetes
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Living With Type 1 Diabetes

December 14th, 2015 | by American Association
You’ve just been told you have type 1 diabetes. What now? At its core, proper type 1 diabetes management is composed of a handful of elements: blood glucose control and insulin management, exercise, nutrition and support.