Blood Sugars Out of Control? Signs to Look For

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You Don’t Check Your Blood Sugar People with type 2 diabetes can often keep their blood sugar levels under control with diet, exercise, and medicine. But unless you check your blood sugar level every day with a meter, you won’t … Continue reading

Understanding Diabetes – Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes? People with type 2 diabetes often do not have any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they are often ignored because they may not seem serious. Symptoms in type 1 diabetes usually come on much … Continue reading

Diabetes, Insulin Overdose, and Other Complications

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Cold sweats, trembling hands, intense anxiety, a general sense of confusion — no, it’s not the night before final exams. These are the signs of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, which can result from an insulin overdose, a potentially dangerous … Continue reading

Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Heart disease is common in people with diabetes. Data from the National Diabetes Fact Sheet show that in 2004 heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates in people 65 and older. Stroke was noted on 16% of … Continue reading

Diabetes: Taking Control with Insulin

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Questions About Insulin for and from Your Doctor If you were buying a car, you wouldn’t dream of leaving the showroom without first asking the salesperson how safe it is, how well it drives, and how to operate it. If … Continue reading