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Learn about diabetes

Learn about the type of diabetes you have, whether you just found out you have the disease or have been living with it for some time. Our topics will teach you about eating well and about controlling your blood sugar levels. You will learn how to manage diabetes and prevent further health problems. You will find helpful tips on how to take care of your feet, and you will learn how to manage other health problems related to diabetes.

Get the information you need in our diabetes and related topics such as:

  • Prediabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetes.
  • Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet.
  • Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?
Health Topics
  • Andy's Story: Finding Your Own Routine When You Have Diabetes
  • Blood Sugar Testing Times Form
  • Breastfeeding When You Have Diabetes
  • Carbohydrate Foods
  • Caring for Your Skin When You Have Diabetes
  • Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well
  • Choosing an Insulin Pump
  • Comparing Artificial Sweeteners
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Criteria for Diagnosing Diabetes
  • Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect
  • Diabetes and Alcohol
  • Diabetes and Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Diabetes and Infections
  • Diabetes Care Plan
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Diabetes in Children: Care Plan for School or Day Care
  • Diabetes in Children: Food Issues at School
  • Diabetes in Children: Special Camps
  • Diabetes: Amputation for Foot Problems
  • Diabetes: Blood Sugar Levels
  • Diabetes: Care of Blood Sugar Test Supplies
  • Diabetes: Caregiving for an Older Adult
  • Diabetes: Checking Your Feet
  • Diabetes: Cholesterol Levels
  • Diabetes: Differences Between Type 1 and 2
  • Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children
  • Diabetes: How to Give Glucagon
  • Diabetes: How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
  • Diabetes: Lower Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Diabetes: Making Medical Decisions as Your Health Changes
  • Diabetes: Preparing for Pregnancy
  • Diabetes: Protecting Your Feet
  • Diabetes: Staying Motivated
  • Diabetes: Steps for Foot-Washing
  • Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums
  • Diabetes: Tests to Watch for Complications
  • Diabetes: Tracking My Feelings
  • Diabetes: Travel Tips
  • Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels
  • Diabetic Atypical Neuropathies
  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Exercising Safely
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eating Out When You Have Diabetes
  • Food List for Diabetes
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gloria's Story: Adding Activity to Help Control Blood Sugar
  • High and Low Blood Sugar Level Record for a Child
  • High Blood Sugar Level Record
  • Home Blood Sugar Diary
  • How Diabetes Causes Blindness
  • How Diabetes Causes Foot Problems
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulin: Reusing Syringes and Lancets Safely
  • Jerry's Story: Take Prediabetes Seriously
  • Laser Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Linda's Story: Getting Active When You Have Prediabetes
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Low Blood Sugar Level Record
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metformin for Diabetes
  • Non-Diabetes Medicines That May Raise Blood Sugar
  • Noninsulin Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Prediabetes: Exercise Tips
  • Quick Tips: Diabetes and Shift Work
  • Quick Tips: Smart Snacking When You Have Diabetes
  • Quick-Sugar Foods
  • Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes
  • Restless Legs Syndrome: What Conditions Can Cause It?
  • Sally's Story: Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome
  • Screening for Gestational Diabetes
  • Sick-Day Guidelines for People With Diabetes
  • Storing Insulin and Prefilling Syringes
  • Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
  • Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar
  • Teens With Diabetes: Issues for Parents
  • Testing Tips From a Diabetes Educator
  • Tips for Exercising Safely When You Have Diabetes
  • Treating Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Treating High Blood Sugar
  • Treating Low Blood Sugar
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Caring for Your Child
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Safe Exercise
  • Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes: Your Child's Role in Care
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Can You Cure It?
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Screening for Adults
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Screening for Children
  • Types of Insulin
  • Understanding Virtual Care (Telemedicine)
  • What Is A1c?
Medical Tests
  • A1c Test
  • Albumin Urine Test
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • C-Peptide Test
  • Home Blood Sugar Test
  • Ketone Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
Make a Wise Decision
  • Diabetes, Type 2: Should I Take Insulin?
  • Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?
  • Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
Take Action
  • Diabetes in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a Child
  • Diabetes in Children: Counting Carbs
  • Diabetes in Children: Giving Insulin Shots to a Child
  • Diabetes in Children: Giving Single-Dose Insulin Shots to a Child
  • Diabetes in Children: Preparing a Care Plan for School
  • Diabetes in Children: Preventing High Blood Sugar
  • Diabetes in Children: Treating Low Blood Sugar
  • Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar
  • Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet
  • Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Don't Use Insulin
  • Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Use Insulin
  • Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Insulin
  • Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines
  • Diabetes: Eating Low-Glycemic Foods
  • Diabetes: Giving Yourself a Single-Dose Insulin Shot
  • Diabetes: Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot
  • Diabetes: Living With an Insulin Pump
  • Diabetes: Preventing High Blood Sugar Emergencies
  • Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet
  • Diabetes: Using a Plate Format to Plan Meals
  • Gestational Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar
  • Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs
  • Gestational Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar
  • Gestational Diabetes: Giving Yourself Insulin Shots
  • Pregnancy and Diabetes: Planning for Pregnancy

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