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Checklist for Diabetes Self-Management

Managing diabetes requires good self-discipline and regular visits to your doctor or diabetes care team. Following is a checklist for your diabetes care — what you or your doctor should be checking on [more…]

Diabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

Having diabetes can lead to short-term and long-term complications. However, the likelihood of developing complications can be reduced if you take a number of steps. Understanding what you should be monitoring [more…]

Standards for Continuing Your Diabetes Care

Managing diabetes requires regular doctor visits that include standard monitoring of various diabetic factors. Following are guidelines for your diabetes care — like when to see your doctor, what should [more…]

Oral Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin shots aren’'t the only drug treatment for diabetes. If your doctor prescribes oral drugs for your diabetes, use this chart to look up the medication names and dosage amounts. Then educate yourself [more…]

Screening Guidelines for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association created guidelines to screen for diabetes at the earliest possible appropriate time. Take a look at these guidelines to find out when to get tested for diabetes: [more…]

10 Rules for Diabetes Control

Diabetes doesn’t have to rule your life. Be proactive! Follow these guidelines for controlling your diabetes, and your problems should be few and far between: [more…]

Diabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Diabetes, which is excessive glucose in your blood, leads to serious health problems if left untreated. Follow the American Diabetes Association screening guidelines to get tested for diabetes at the earliest [more…]

American Diabetes Month Focuses on Management and Prevention

Every November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other health care organizations mark American Diabetes Month. It is a time to focus not only on awareness but on prevention and management of [more…]

Diabetes Screening Guidelines in Canada

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recommends that you be tested for type 2 diabetes every three years when you reach 40 years of age, and more frequently and/or earlier if you have one or more of [more…]

Target Test Results for Canadians with Diabetes

Monitoring your blood glucose levels day-to-day is critical in order to properly manage your diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines recommend that most adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes [more…]

Recommended Diabetes Testing Schedule for Canadians

For you and your health care team to know whether your diabetes treatment plan is effective, you will need to undertake regular testing. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends the following testing [more…]

Ten Ways to Prevent Diabetes Complications

More than two-thirds of diabetes complications are avoidable when you undertake effective measures to keep your diabetes under control. Stay healthy and lead a full and active life by following these tips [more…]

Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Early diabetes detection is far and away the best way to limit any damage to your health. Canadians who think they might have diabetes, or are at risk of developing the disease, should closely follow the [more…]

Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For the more than two million Canadians who have diabetes, eating a balanced, nutritious diet is an essential part of maintaining good health. If you have diabetes, there are some great Web sites that [more…]

Your Handy Diabetes Resource Guide

The Internet hosts more information about diabetes than anyone can digest. Here you can find the best sites to check. You should be able to get answers online to just about any questions that you have, [more…]

Your Mini-Glossary Related to All Things Diabetes

You may have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or you have a close friend or loved one who has received the diagnosis. Diabetes and prediabetes are serious conditions, but this glossary can help clarify [more…]

High-Tech and Diabetes Care: The Future Is Here

Like most things, diabetes care hasn’t been left out of the tech revolution. Manufacturers have added technology to their products, especially glucose meters. Here are a few examples you may encounter: [more…]

When You Have Diabetes and Drive a Vehicle

The risk of losing consciousness due to low blood glucose has led many states and the federal government to limit driving privileges among diabetics. People with diabetes, especially if they’re taking [more…]

Comparing Children with Type 2 and Their Parents with Type 2 Diabetes

Children with type 2 diabetes have a parent with the condition 60 percent of the time and a parent or grandparent with diabetes 90 percent of the time. Children who have type 2 diabetes tend to be more [more…]

10 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The following is a partial list of the many things you can do to prevent diabetes. Don’t try to do everything at once. Get used to one or two changes. Then add a couple more and so forth. The results will [more…]

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