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How to use an app to help manage diabetes

In partnership with: BY SCOTT JOHNSON (MYSUGR) If you’re reading this, you already know how much goes on behind the scenes to manage diabetes. For everything you do, there’s a ton of “stuff” to consider, right? You have to think about what happened recently, what’s happening right now, and wh...

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How does time change affect diabetes?

It is that time of year again when we shift our clocks to “spring forward.” The good news about this is longer days ahead with more sunlight. But that first week can be a little challenging. Skipping ahead an hour can make you feel a little groggy the next few days; not to mention it can play games...

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How to organize your home for diabetes management

There are two ways people who manage their diabetes well can make their diabetes self-care even better: Set up your environment for success Practice healthy habits We tend to think people who do something well do so because they are highly motivated and/or have lots of willpower. But th...

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¿Qué son los tipos de la diabetes?

In partnership with: Sabemos que existen tres tipos de diabetes de los que se habla con mayor frecuencia. Estos son la diabetes Tipo 1, la diabetes Tipo 2 y la diabetes gestacional. Sin embargo, existen otros tipos de diabetes. De hecho, se estima que un cinco por ciento de todos los casos diagnosticados de diabetes pertenecen a algún tipo raro de diabetes, como la diabetes autoinmune latente del adulto (LADA, por sus siglas en inglés), la diabetes de la edad madura que se presenta en el joven (MODY, por sus siglas en inglés), la diabetes relacionada con la fibrosis quística (DRFQ, por sus...

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Hyperglycemia vs. Hypoglycemia: What they are, and what you can do about them.

Being out of range isn’t the end of the world. It happens to everyone with diabetes from time to time. But knowing when to take your highs and lows seriously is an important skill to learn. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia don’t have to be cause for alarm, as long as you know what to do when you feel them coming on. Hyperglycemia What is hyperglycemia? Simply put, hyperglycemia is high blood sugar. It’s blood glucose higher than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after you eat, or higher than 130 mg/dL if you haven’t eaten for 8 hours or more. Hyperglycemia happens when you have low insulin, or when...

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