Mayo Clinic on Managing Diabetes

By Maria Collazo-Clavell | Go to book overview
Contents
Prefaceν
Part 1: The Facts
Chapter 1Understanding diabetes3
What is diabetes?5
How much sugar is too much?7
Types of diabetes8
Signs and symptoms11
Factors that increase your risk14
Tests to detect diabetes16
Questions and answers19
Chapter 2The dangers of uncontrolled diabetes21
Short-term vs. long-term complications22
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)22
High blood sugar (diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome)24
Increased blood acids (diabetic ketoacidosis)25
Nerve damage (neuropathy)26
Kidney damage (nephropathy)28
Eye damage (retinopathy)29
Heart and blood vessel disease31
Increased risk of infection32
Preventing complications33
Questions and answers35
Part 2: Taking Control
Chapter 3:Monitoring your blood sugar39
Know your goals40
When to test41
Tools you need41

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