Find out why hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, is dangerous; the symptoms you should look out for, and learn what you can do to avoid it.
See why hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, is dangerous; the symptoms you should look out for, and some important strategies to avoid it.
Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is relatively common among people with diabetes, and is a side effect of medication, both pills and insulin. Early recognition and appropriate treatment of hypoglycemia is an important part of your diabetes management plan.
Preventing Long Term Complications
Learn about the long-term complications that can result from type 2 diabetes, and some ways you can help lessen this risk.
Watch how plaque build-up within large blood vessels reduces blood flow to your heart and extremities.
See how smoking affects people with diabetes and learn some strategies you can use to help you quit.
Skin & Foot Care
Learn how managing your blood glucose levels will help you to prevent or delay skin and foot problems.
Understand the importance of professional skin and feet exams, and the need to prevent injuries between healthcare visits.
Patients with diabetes are much more likely to develop serious foot problems. To decrease the risk of complications, people with diabetes should check their feet daily. Learn how and when to perform a foot exam, what to look for, and when to call the doctor.
Understand how preparing a sick day plan, while you are healthy, can help you manage your diabetes on days which you are ill.
Watch this to help understand how you can prepare for sick days and continue to manage your diabetes.
Learn which diabetes management supplies, medications and documents you should keep on hand in case you need to use them in an emergency.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Learn to work with your healthcare provider to determine your personal risk for heart attack and stroke.
Many of the lifestyle changes you make to manage diabetes also helps manage your risk for heart attack and stroke.