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“Good habits are hard to develop but easy to live with” and “Bad habits are easy to develop but hard to live with”, according to Brian Tracey, a well-known motivational teacher. You may recognize that in order to successfully manage your diabetes symptoms, you will have to change some old habits and develop some new […]

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Introduction Diabetes is a serious disease whether looked at from the perspective of the patient or of its cost to the National Health Service. Characterised by raised levels of sugar in the bloodstream, it can ultimately lead to diverse problems including blindness, gangrene, kidney disease, nerve damage and impotence, and is the third leading cause […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disorder characterized by the inability of the body to either produce or respond to insulin making it impossible to maintain proper levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The extra glucose is excreted in the urine and because of the high level of […]

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Hypoglycemia is the exact opposite of hyperglycemia. This occurs when blood glucose levels get too low, when the body gets too much insulin or too little food. Hypoglycemia is the most common problem in children with diabetes usually caused by diabetic insulin overdose, a missed meal or unexpected exercise. Usually it is mild and is […]