Diabetes Self-Care: A Comprehensive Guide To Self-Monitoring Your Blood Glucose

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Blood glucose and diabetes go hand in hand. High blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) exponentially increase the risk for diabetic damage to the heart, liver, kidneys, and eyes, whereas severely low glucose levels (hypoglycemia) can leave you feeling confused and unable to function normally. This is why blood glucose monitoring and management is so important. Continue reading “Diabetes Self-Care: A Comprehensive Guide To Self-Monitoring Your Blood Glucose”

Understanding Insulin: Everything You Need to Know About the Diabetes Essential

Insulin is the hormone that keeps blood sugar from going too high or too low. Produced by the pancreas-a large gland located behind the stomach-insulin helps the body use sugar, or glucose, obtained from food in order to provide the energy required for optimum body functioning. Here is your guide to understanding insulin. Continue reading “Understanding Insulin: Everything You Need to Know About the Diabetes Essential”