Colds and diabetes: 6 tips to get through these days

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Illness has not yet brought pleasure to anyone, especially when it comes to people with diabetes. Managing diabetes on days when you are not well requires a lot of effort. We asked members of our community (people with diabetes) to share their tips for managing diabetes on the days they are sick. Here are 6….

Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Pump Therapy

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3 tips to extend battery life in your insulin pump. If the message “Battery Low” is displayed on the insulin pump, it means that the battery level is less than 10%. In such a case, before going to bed, open the battery compartment with a coin, remove the lithium battery and replace it. One day,….

Pregnancy and the Insulin Pump – Mom with Type 1 Diabetes

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Changing hormonal levels and an ever-increasing need for insulin have turned the usual tasks of managing diabetes into a full-time round-the-clock job. My first pregnancy came when I was 36 and my HBA1c blood levels were perfect. Against the background of tight control of blood sugar levels, I often had hypoglycemia, after which, on the….

Don’t Panic: Physical Activity with Type 1 Diabetes and an Insulin Pump

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PHYSICAL EXERCISES WITH THE INSULIN PUMP “Will an insulin pump limit my ability to exercise?” is one of the most common questions I get asked as a clinical diabetes manager. The MiniMed insulin pump allows you to adjust your insulin dose for short training times and for longer periods of time. Enlite- or Sof -sensors,….

Type 1 diabetes is not a barrier to achieving goals

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The diagnosis came as a complete surprise to Graham, but he set out to prove to the whole world that diabetes is not a reason to give up his ambitions and not an obstacle to success. 3 years after the diagnosis, Graham again entered the national team and took part in the Shotokan Karate World….

What not to eat before donating blood for sugar and cholesterol: how to prepare for analysis

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To determine metabolic disorders, various diagnostic methods are used, the simplest and most informative of them is a biochemical blood test. To diagnose diabetes, a blood test for sugar is performed. This test shows the baseline (basal) glucose level and is suitable for detecting the initial stages of diabetes, used to monitor treatment. The level….

Tests for diabetes: what tests to pass, how to check for the presence of the disease

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Often, people suffering from endocrine disorders attribute their symptoms to age, chronic fatigue, lack of sleep, and so on. Let’s analyze what tests for diabetes each person needs to take in order to find out about their condition in time, and therefore, protect themselves from the serious consequences of high blood glucose. What symptoms should….

How to take a glycated hemoglobin test: on an empty stomach or not, blood is taken from a finger or from a vein

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The combination of hemoglobin present in red blood cells and glucose is called glycosylated hemoglobin. It allows you to evaluate the level of glycemia over the lifetime of red blood cells, approximately within 120 days. The substance is found in all people, and its level is exceeded in patients with diabetes mellitus. Analysis of glycated….

Cholesterol 13: what does this mean and what to do at a level of 13.1-13.9 in the blood?

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Without a medical education, it is quite difficult to understand how dangerous cholesterol is 13 units, and what to do in such a situation. An increase in the norm of the value is a risk factor for circulatory disorders in the brain, the development of coronary heart disease. Patients who suffer from diabetes are at….

Cholesterol 15: what does it mean and what to do with a level of 15.1 to 15.9?

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High cholesterol is the most common factor in the development of atherosclerosis. The increase in TC primarily indicates a violation of fatty processes, which significantly increases the likelihood of pathologies of a cardiovascular nature. Despite the fact that a fat-like substance takes an active part in many processes in the body, promotes the production of….