Many people with type 2 diabetes may need to take insulin or other injectable medication when their blood glucose levels remain above target despite taking several oral diabetes medications. The reason for this change is to maintain the blood glucose levels within a healthy range.
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Glucose monitoring helps people with diabetes manage their condition by providing information about the level of glucose in the blood. Traditionally such monitoring has involved the use of a blood glucose meter to measure the level in a blood drop on a test strip.
Since type 2 diabetes is thought to involve both the pancreas not making enough insulin and the cells in the body being unable to use insulin effectively, medications are developed to correct various steps involved in both these deficiencies.
Today, I want to talk about what is new in research in type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For the last several years, we have been learning about whether or not controlling blood glucose levels to very specific targets can prevent the progression of heart disease
The diagnosis of diabetes in a child usually brings a rollercoaster of emotions for parents. Know that this is normal, and that you will adjust over time.
When a family member or friend is diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first questions that often comes up is Can I still drive?