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  Health Information Library: Diabetes

Diabetes Information: Topics include causes, symptoms, exams and tests, treatment, support groups and resources, possible complications, when to contact a medical professional, and prevention.


 Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood are too high. To manage diabetes, insulin must be used daily and lifestyle carefully planned. The good news is that with proper management, a person with diabetes can live a full, active, healthy life. This guide supplements the instructions from your doctor and will help you become an expert.


 Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and almost one-third are not aware that they have it. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, leg infections, and other serious health problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. By following the steps in this guide and working with your healthcare team, you can prevent or control diabetes and even reduce your risk of long-term complications.


 Diabetes Education

Diabetes education is a crucial part of a treatment plan. Diabetes education focuses on ways to incorporate disease management principles into your daily life and minimize your dependence on a health care provider.


  Diabetes Diet

Specific diabetic dietary guidelines have been developed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association to improve the management of diabetes.