Diabetes Treatment

Insulin Storage and Safety

Insulin Storage and Safety

Although manufacturers recommend storing insulin in the refrigerator, injecting cold insulin can sometimes be painful. To prevent this, it’s advisable …

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Final Recommendations About Exercising

Final Recommendations About Exercising

Remember that exercising is very beneficial and fun. Exercising is an activity that can be done calmly and safely, as …

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Checking Nutrition Labels

Checking Nutrition Labels

It’s very important to carefully check all the labels on the packaging of the foods we want to eat. This …

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What are oral hypoglycemic agents?

What are oral hypoglycemic agents?

Oral hypoglycemic agents are pills used to reduce blood glucose levels, but they are not insulin pills. Insulin is a …

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How should Diabetes be treated?

How should Diabetes be treated?

The objective of a treatment for Diabetes is to do what the body should normally do, that is, to maintain …

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Seeking balance in Diabetes

Seeking balance in Diabetes

Did you know that the body is so wise that always tells when something is wrong? There has to be …

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Sugar, Glucose, and Carbohydrates, Enemies or members of Diabetes?

Sugar, Glucose, and Carbohydrates, Enemies or members of Diabetes?

To highlight the differences between sugar, glucose and carbohydrates, we put the word sugar in italics, glucose in bold, and …

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Fats and Nutrition

Fats and Nutrition

The main types of fats usually measured in the blood are: Triglycerides Triglycerides are a kind of fat normally found …

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Knowledge about Diabetes that will keep you healthy

Knowledge about Diabetes that will keep you healthy

Diabetes is considered a “living condition” rather than a disease. This is because people with Diabetes need to follow a …

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If you have Ketones, don’t exercise

If you have Ketones, don’t exercise

It’s very important to frequently check your glucose levels every day, to make sure they’re well controlled. When you’re about …

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Avoiding Hypoglycemia when you Exercise

Avoiding Hypoglycemia when you Exercise

Blood glucose monitoring provides important information about how exercise affects your blood sugar levels. If you need extra food, and …

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Before starting your routines of physical activity check your blood sugar levels

Before starting your routines of physical activity check your blood sugar levels

Before you start exercising, it’s very important for you to check with your doctor; they might ask you to get …

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Benefits of Exercise for People with Diabetes

Benefits of Exercise for People with Diabetes

Exercise or physical activity is important for everyone, but it’s particularly beneficial for people with Diabetes. Exercise has additional short …

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Nutrition for people with Diabetes

Nutrition for people with Diabetes

Nutrition is one of the key factors for treating people with Diabetes, since the nutrients you ingest are absorbed in …

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Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Currently, there are several types of drugs that can help treat Type 2 Diabetes, which act in different ways to …

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Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Hypoglycemic agents or Oral Drugs Approximately 90% of people who have Diabetes have Type 2. Unlike people with Type 1 …

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What to do before using an Insulin Pump?

What to do before using an Insulin Pump?

Before you can use an insulin pump, you’ll need to work together with your health team, so they can train …

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Who can use an Insulin Pump?

Who can use an Insulin Pump?

Every person with Diabetes who uses insulin, has an adequate Diabetes education, and is willing to exercise a much tighter …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of using an Insulin Pump

Advantages and Disadvantages of using an Insulin Pump

The Insulin pump is an excellent tool that offers some advantages, which include: Better control – Since the insulin pump …

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How do insulin pumps work?

How do insulin pumps work?

In people who don’t have Diabetes, the pancreas continuously produces small amounts of insulin, so that the body’s cells can …

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What are Insulin Pumps?

What are Insulin Pumps?

People with Diabetes should maintain an optimal control of their blood glucose levels, to prevent chronic complications associated with Diabetes, …

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How should insulin be injected?

How should insulin be injected?

People with Diabetes who require insulin injections, should learn how to do it by themselves. Generally, they’ll require several injections …

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Insulin Injection Sites

Insulin Injection Sites

People with Diabetes that require insulin, need to know the places on their bodies where they should inject insulin, as …

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Insulin Administration Methods

Insulin Administration Methods

Insulin injectors: This is the most common method for administering insulin, and are classified by insulin dose capacities (30, 50 …

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How to prepare a mixed dose of Insulin?

How to prepare a mixed dose of Insulin?

Perhaps your doctor will prescribe more than one type of insulin. For example, you may need crystalline insulin (fast-acting) and …

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How to prepare a simple dose of insulin?

How to prepare a simple dose of insulin?

Your doctor is responsible for giving you the instructions you need to prepare a simple or mixed dose of insulin, …

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Side Effects of Insulin

Side Effects of Insulin

People with Type 1 Diabetes, need one or more types of insulin, several times a day, and people with Type …

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Factors that may influence the Effectiveness of Insulin

Factors that may influence the Effectiveness of Insulin

The factors listed below can influence the effectiveness of insulin’s action on your body. We advise you to evaluate and …

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Types of Insulin

Types of Insulin

People who require Insulin, should know the different types of insulin that exist, as each one acts differently to reduce …

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What’s Insulin?

What’s Insulin?

Insulin is a hormone produced by the Beta cells of the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach. Insulin is …

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