Blood Sugar

Getting The Measure

As the diabetics among you are all too aware, your blood sugar level is pretty important. If it’s too low, you could experience health problems. If it’s too high, it can cause other problems. That means it’s pretty helpful to know when and how to measure it. Low blood sugar has lots of possible symptoms …

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A Warning Sign

Some people become diabetic very young, pretty much without any warning. For others, there can be indicators, like prediabetes, that can show up first. Catch them early enough, and you may be able to head it off before it becomes a full-blown thing. Diabetes may make a whole host of skin conditions more likely, but …

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Diabetes Insipidus

Whether we talk about type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, we’re still talking about Diabetes mellitus. When most people say diabetes, that’s what they mean. But Diabetes mellitus isn’t the only condition bearing a diabetes label; there’s also Diabetes insipidus, which is a completely different and unrelated thing. Well, it’s not exactly completely different. …

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Eye Problems

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for those between 20 and 75 (https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/factsheets/diabetes-and-healthy-eyes.html)? I didn’t. Eye problems aren’t the first thing you think of when you imagine diabetes, but they’re pretty common. If you have diabetes, you should be checking your eyes regularly. One of the first signs of diabetes …

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Artificial Pancreas

Do we have any scientists in the audience? Those of you who follow the medical and technical developments in the treatment of diabetes may be familiar with the concept of the artificial pancreas, an increasingly viable option for diabetes management. The pancreas is the organ that’s meant to produce insulin. If it doesn’t, you’re in …

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Skin Conditions

If you’ve had diabetes since you were little, it’s probably become a routine thing. If you’re a grown-up and you get diagnosed or if you’re just worried about the chance of developing the condition, it can be intimidating just to hear the name. Yes, diabetes can be life-threatening when not managed properly, but it also …

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The Rarer Kinds

When you hear about diabetes, you probably mostly hear it being divided into type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is an autoimmune disorder that can appear early in life, whereas type 2 tends to develop later. You may occasionally hear about gestational diabetes, which is unique to pregnancy. But did you know there are …

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A Daily Challenge

One of the frustrating things about diabetes is that there’s no cure. There’s no moment when you can say, “That’s it, I’m done”. The business of managing symptoms and risk has to continue every single day. Every day, there are a series of checks that a person with diabetes has to carry out to ensure …

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Not So Sweet

At its most basic, diabetes is when your blood sugar regularly gets too high, most commonly because your body either isn’t producing enough of the hormone insulin or the insulin you do produce isn’t working properly. It may not sound like a big deal, but the symptoms of diabetes can be pretty wide-ranging. If you …

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