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November Wrap-Up for Type 1 Diabetes New Articles

By November 29, 2011

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This month I've develop a broad range of articles that would address a number of needs of people with type 1 diabetes.

As you know, diabetes is not one of those conditions you are diagnosed with and forget about. It requires a lot of daily mindfulness about your blood sugar fluctuations. This is common knowledge. But what isn't as well known are the diabetes-related lab tests and exams you should have performed as part of your management routine. In this article, I discuss six important diabetes test and lab exams you should have on a regular basis.

One of those exams that deserves special attention is foot care, which is especially important for people with diabetes and the focus of this article.

Is your blood glucose meter accurate? You may be surprised to learn that your meter is not as precise as you might think. Learn the difference between whole blood test results and plasma test results.

With the new year fast approaching and many health-related resolutions to follow, I've created two articles on exercise. The first is a diabetes pre-workout checklist to help you keep your blood sugar in check while you exercise. The second exercise article helps you better understand why your blood sugar tends to go low after you exercise and can continue to go long after you stop.

Though it is never enjoyable reading about the possible health complications that can arise from diabetes, it is vital that you be educated about the risks and use that knowledge to manage your diabetes well. Diabetic retinopathy is a common condition that will eventually affect most people with diabetes. But with early diagnosis and proper care it doesn't need to steal your vision.

Gastroparesis, which is a form of nerve damage to the stomach is not talked about much but experienced by a significant number of people with diabetes.

Finally, an article on how kidney disease can develop and what to watch out for as early signs that your kidneys might be weakening.

I'd love to hear any of your comments about these articles or others that you might like to see developed for this site. Post your comments below.

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