Good Diabetes control

The importance of having normal Hemoglobin A1c levels

The importance of having normal Hemoglobin A1c levels

Remember that the Glycated Hemoglobin A1c test tells us our average blood glucose (glycemia) levels, that is, it gives us …

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The importance of visiting a Podiatrist to maintain good Foot Care

The importance of visiting a Podiatrist to maintain good Foot Care

On your first visit, your doctor should perform a thorough physical examination of your foot and inquire any relevant history. …

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If you have Diabetes, How should you trim your nails, treat your calluses and have good foot hygiene?

If you have Diabetes, How should you trim your nails, treat your calluses and have good foot hygiene?

The way you trim your nails is a very important aspect to bear in mind for maintaining proper care of …

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If you have Diabetes examine your feet to detect infections

If you have Diabetes examine your feet to detect infections

Diabetic Neuropathy or peripheral nerve damage is a very common chronic complication in people with Diabetes, who have controlled it …

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Why is it important to avoid foot infections when you have Diabetes?

Why is it important to avoid foot infections when you have Diabetes?

You should make all necessary efforts to avoid any infection that may lead to foot problems because: Neglecting foot problems …

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If you have Diabetes, your feet require Special Care

If you have Diabetes, your feet require Special Care

People with Diabetes have a higher risk of getting serious feet problems. Even though most problems occur on people who …

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Good Diabetes control at the Beach

Good Diabetes control at the Beach

One of the pleasures of going on holiday is walking barefoot. If your child keeps his glycemia levels reasonably controlled, …

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Diabetes and Trips during Vacations

Diabetes and Trips during Vacations

The inactivity of sitting in a car for hours and all the random snacks we eat on the highway or …

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Diabetes and increased activity during Vacations

Diabetes and increased activity during Vacations

The insulin requirements of a child who sits in class all day can decrease when the child is playing all …

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Diabetes and Schedule changes in Vacations

Diabetes and Schedule changes in Vacations

For some families, holidays mean that children go to bed later at night and sleep until later in the morning. …

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Controlling Diabetes when sleeping away from home

Controlling Diabetes when sleeping away from home

Holidays can be both joyful and concerning, as these are the days in which you lounge by the pool or …

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The DCCT proved that good Diabetes control works

The DCCT proved that good Diabetes control works

Strict control reduces risk of eye, nerve and kidney complications. The DCCT proved it. Patients who maintain strict control of …

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About the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (D.C.C.T.)

About the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (D.C.C.T.)

How was the D.C.C.T. carried out? In the early 70s, it seemed obvious that people with Diabetes would develop chronic …

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High blood glucose levels and complications related to Diabetes

High blood glucose levels and complications related to Diabetes

Everyone always talks about the complications related to Diabetes. Let’s see how much these complications affect people with Diabetes and …

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Exams for symptoms in people with Diabetes

Exams for symptoms in people with Diabetes

It’s important for people with Diabetes to visit a doctor for tests, whenever they feel any symptoms. Symptoms are signs …

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Tests to check lipids or fat in people with Diabetes

Tests to check lipids or fat in people with Diabetes

Tests to check blood lipids are very important because they offer very valuable information that can help prevent serious health …

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Complete eye exam for people with Diabetes

Complete eye exam for people with Diabetes

Diabetic Retinopathy is the worldwide leading cause of blindness, and is the most common sight chronic complication in people with …

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Tests to check kidney function in people with Diabetes

Tests to check kidney function in people with Diabetes

People with diabetes who don’t control their blood glucose levels, may develop a chronic complication called Diabetic Nephropathy that consists …

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General physical examination for people with Diabetes

General physical examination for people with Diabetes

People with Diabetes should visit their doctor as regularly as these recommend. On each visit, your doctor will perform a …

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Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1c test

Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1c test

Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1c, is a test that tells us what our average blood glucose levels have been over …

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Blood pressure test

Blood pressure test

High blood pressure (HBP) or Hypertension, may go unnoticed for a long time and cause serious damage, such as strokes, …

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The most important tests for people with Diabetes

The most important tests for people with Diabetes

People with Diabetes need to keep a tight control over their blood sugar (glucose) levels and Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin …

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Final Recommendations on good eyesight for people with Diabetes

Final Recommendations on good eyesight for people with Diabetes

Several characteristic symptoms of some of the main diseases related to vision are: Lens color change and lack of clarity, …

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Diabetes and contact lenses

Diabetes and contact lenses

The debate about the merits of “conventional lenses” versus “contact lenses”, has lasted for years. Currently, whichever you choose will …

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Besides people with Diabetes, Who else needs eye care?

Besides people with Diabetes, Who else needs eye care?

A family history of glaucoma, cataracts or retinal problems also requires frequent visits to the ophthalmologist. For people over 40 …

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Eyesight and the effects of time

Eyesight and the effects of time

Just like any other part of your body, your eyes also change over time, and just like the aches and …

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In Diabetes your eyes need extra care

In Diabetes your eyes need extra care

How often you need your vision checked will depend on your health, family history and symptoms, but people with Diabetes …

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Protecting our Eyesight, our most Precious Sense

Protecting our Eyesight, our most Precious Sense

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Poor control of blood glucose levels (glycemia) for several years …

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What does Fructosamine mean?

What does Fructosamine mean?

When we need to have a much tighter control, this test can be of great help to achieve our goals, …

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What does Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1c mean?

What does Glycated Hemoglobin or Hemoglobin A1c mean?

Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a test that allows to know more accurately, the average blood glucose levels, for the previous …

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Final recommendations on Blood Glucose Self Analysis

Final recommendations on Blood Glucose Self Analysis

Remember that a good control of Diabetes is key to enjoy a healthy, productive, and happy life. When you check …

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How to monitor your blood glucose levels?

How to monitor your blood glucose levels?

In order to check your blood glucose level, the first thing you need to do is to put a drop …

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Who should monitor their blood sugar levels?

Who should monitor their blood sugar levels?

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, need to understand how Diabetes works and learn how to manage …

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What is blood glucose monitoring?

What is blood glucose monitoring?

One of the most important advances in the control and treatment of Diabetes, has been the possibility of measuring your …

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