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How do I check my blood sugar level
Follow your doctors advice and the instructions that come with the glucose meter. In general, you will follow the steps below. Different meters work differently, so be sure to check with your doctor for advice specifically for you…
How is diabetes treated
The goal of diabetes treatment is to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible--not too high (called hyperglycemia) or too low (called hypoglycemia). ..
What are diabetic complications
Diabetic complications are health problems caused by diabetes. Diabetes causes your blood sugar level to be higher than normal.
Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetes can also damage the blood vessels in your kidneys so they cant filter out waste. This damage is called diabetic nephropathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy
The retina is the part of the eye that is sensitive to light and sends messages to your brain about what you see. Diabetes can damage and weaken the small blood vessels in the retina. This damage is called diabetic retinopathy.
Heart Disease and Stroke
People who have diabetes are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. The risk is even greater for people who have diabetes and smoke, have high blood pressure, have a family history of heart disease or are overweight.
What is Diabetes
Your body changes most of the food you eat into glucose (a form of sugar). Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose to enter all the cells of your body and be used as energy.
What health problems can diabetes cause
Diabetes can be a dangerous and life-threatening disease if you dont control your blood sugar level. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage your eyes, …
Common symptoms of both major types of diabetes
Fatigue: In diabetes, the body is inefficient and sometimes unable to use glucose for fuel. The body switches over to metabolizing fat, partially or completely, as a fuel source.
Diabetes Food Pyramid
A registered dietitian can help you best decide how to balance your diet with carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
Know about Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are classified as simple or complex. The classification depends on the chemical structure of the food, and how quickly the sugar is digested and absorbed.
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