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Diabetes
In diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over the long term, this can lead to serious problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, and large blood vessels. Losing excess weight and stopping smoking are just two of the things you can do to protect yourself against the more common form of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood....
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Type 1 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough...
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Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.
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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose)...
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This infographic is a great visual tool to help you understand type 2 diabetes. It shows the exams and...
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This guide will provide answers to four commonly asked questions about choosing different sites for testing your blood sugar.
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