Some Simple Facts

Most children with diabetes have Type 1. Type 2 diabetes which was once rare among children is now increasingly common due mainly to obesity Exercise is good for people with diabetes. You can have diabetes and live a normal healthy and enjoyable life. The more you know about diabetes the better decisions you will be [...]

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Encouragements

It’s not what you think; it’s what you hope for. Control your diabetes don’t let it control you. It’s important to have positive mind and attitude in meeting the demands of living with diabetes. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, take your medication to maintain a healthy lifestyles.

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Treating Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Use the  15/15 rule to treat low blood sugar. When you feel symptoms of a low blood sugar, follow these procedures: If possible check your blood sugar If your number is low, take 15 grams  of  “quick acting”  carbohydrate such as 5 ounces regular soda or 4 ounces fruit juice or 4 glucose tablets. Wait 15 [...]

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Knowing your servings sizes

Take the time to practice weighing and measuring your foods to learn more about portion sizes. You’ll want to keep these handy conversions in mind: 4 ounces raw meat (without bone) = 3 ounces cooked 30 grams = 1 ounce 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 1cup (liquid) = 8 ounces

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Blood Glucose – Know your numbers

Lab test and examination helps you and your healthcare provider knows how well your current diabetes treatment is working. Check-up/Lab Test What this tells you “Target” or goal A1 c (Hemoglobin A1c) An average of your blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months. Less than 7 % LDL cholesterol The amount of “bad” cholesterol –the [...]

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