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People with diabetes may check their own blood glucose using a blood glucose meter. You can use the results of daily checks to make decisions about food, physical activity, and medicine. Look for any high or low blood glucose results that repeat at the same time on several days. Review your...Read More
Rapid-acting insulin, such as insulin lispro (Eli Lilly), insulin aspart (Novo Nordisk), or insulin glulisine (sanofi-aventis), begins to work about five minutes after injection, peaks in about one hour, and continues to work for two to four hours.
If you have type 1 diabetes, what you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat all affect your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Ask to see a dietitian who knows about diabetes. Together, you'll design a meal plan that can help you reach your goals and include your favorite foods....Read More
There are several insulin pumps on the market today. Your doctor or diabetes educator may prefer one brand over the other. Ask for his or her thoughts on each model. Your best bet may be to talk to other people who use pumps. Find out what they like and what they don’t like about each model. Here...Read More
Premixed insulins can also be useful for people with eyesight or dexterity problems that make drawing different amounts of insulin from two different bottles difficult. You may want to discuss assistive devices for people with impaired sight with your doctor or diabetes educator. A good source of information...Read More
There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Each way usually needs to be repeated on a second day to diagnose diabetes. Testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor’s office or a lab). If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have
Dehydration and heat exhaustion can be especially bad for people with diabetes. During extreme heat, try to stay indoors as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids. Seek shelter if you do not have air conditioning and the heat is beginning to make you feel ill. Call your doctor if you feel dizzy,...Read More