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cgms

A CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System) is a medical device used by people with diabetes for constantly monitoring blood sugar. The CGMS has a sensor that is inserted just below the surface of the skin and sends the data to a receiver that records the results. Most devices report the result every 5 minutes. A CGMS is an excellent tool ... Read More »

type 1 diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own pancreas and destroys the insulin producing cells. Insulin is the key that opens up your cells so that glucose can enter and provide fuel. Without insulin, the cells remain locked and glucose builds up in the blood causing hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. Someone with diabetes must regularly take insulin or ... Read More »

type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is when the body becomes resistant to insulin. Insulin, a hormone, acts like a key and unlock cells to let glucose enter. In type 2 diabetes, the keyhole becomes rusty and insulin doesn't work efficiently. To help combat that resistance, someone with diabetes must limit the rate that they ingest carbohydrates (they eventually turn into glucose), increase ... Read More »

diabetes symptoms

There are two common types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body attacks its own pancreas and destroys the insulin producing cells. Insulin is the key that unlocks cells that glucose can enter. Without this key, glucose builds up, the blood turns acidic, and eventually causes death. In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes insulin ... Read More »

diabetes cure

Hundreds of millions of people have diabetes world-wide and thousands blog about it. As an all-encompassing lifestyle disease, there is tremendous interest in a cure. Diabetes requires a vigilant combination of treatments that may include special diets, exercise, medication and insulin. Even then, it is still possible to develop complications including amputation and death. A cure would improve, extend, or ... Read More »

diabetes mellitus

There are two common types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body attacks its own pancreas and destroys the insulin producing cells. Insulin is the key that unlocks cells that glucose can enter. Without this key, glucose builds up, the blood turns acidic, and eventually causes death. In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes insulin ... Read More »

american diabetes association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a health organization funding diabetes research, advocacy efforts, and education. Tens of thousands of bloggers participate in their fundraising events and share their experiences or organize online. The ADA's stance on low-carb diets and other treatments sparked controversies of intense debate. Diabetes is a disease that affects every aspect of someone's lifestyle and many ... Read More »

diabetes news

People with diabetes follow diabetes news very closely. Managing diabetes effectively requires knowledge, trial and error, perseverance and sometimes a little dose of luck. Blood sugar can be affected by insulin, medication, diet, exercise, sickness, stress, and even the weather. Techniques for managing diabetes are constantly evolving and it is critically important to stay abreast of the latest and greatest.  ... Read More »

pre diabetes

Pre-diabetes is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. In pre-diabetes, your body is showing the first signs of resistance to insulin. Insulin, a hormone, acts like a key and unlock cells to let glucose enter. In pre-diabetes, the keyhole is becoming rusty and insulin no longer work efficiently. To help combat insulin resistance, someone with diabetes must limit the rate ... Read More »