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What does self-management of diabetes entail?

What does  self-management of diabetes entail?

Awareness and action: Self-management entails monitoring blood glucose, understanding contribution of diet, exercise and illness, administering appropriate medications to keep blood sugars within well-defined boundaries, recognizing complications, knowing when to call for help. Your doctor may see you for only a few minutes out of every month so the vast majority of management of diabetes must be done by you at home. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What diabetes management tools are available?

What diabetes management tools are available?

Many: Start with your diabetic educato. They usually have a team that includes a dietician, a nurse a psychologist and often a herapiet. A team approach is always the best! ...Read more

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What are some diabetes management tools besides medicine?

What are some diabetes management tools besides medicine?

Depends: Depends on wheter you ar type i or type ii. Tools? Of course diet is important. Knowing what to eat, when to eat and how to eat is a huge part of dm management. Exercise is very important along with fluids and proper rest. Know the glycemic index of foods you eat. Low glycemic foods will help. Vitamins and trace elements will help. Good mental health is improtant as well. Best to you. ...Read more

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Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Why is having an educator for patients an important part of diabetes management?

Everything: There is almost no organ system not effected by diabetes.Don't you want a skilled educator to help you treat all the multiple possible complications? ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?

Wanted to know where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?

ADA/AACE: Diabetes.Org (american diabetes association) aace.Com (american association of clinical endocrinologists) endo-society.Org (endocrine society) jdrf.Org (juvenile diabetes research foundation) or from your local diabetes center, diabetes nurse educator, endocrinologist. ...Read more

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 how often should I be seeing my doctor to optimize my diabetes management?

 how often should I be seeing my doctor to optimize my diabetes management?

3-6 months: If your hemoglobin A1c is normal, you ought to be seen every 6 months. If it is too high, you ought to be seen every 3 months. If you are changing therapies, you may need to be seen more often. ...Read more

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Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Annual meetings: Annual meetings of national groups such as the american diabetes association, the endocrine society, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists provide many seminars for reviewing current practice and learning about new treatments in the pipeline. ...Read more

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