Mayo Clinic on Managing Diabetes

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Index

A
Acesulfame potassium, 68
Activity
benefits, 15, 49
everyday ideas, 80
vs. exercise, 69
Actos (pioglitazone), 124
Adrenal gland disorders and diabetes, 11
Adult-onset diabetes. See Type 2 diabetes
Aerobic exercise, 71–72, 78–79
Age and diabetes risk, 15–16
Alcohol consumption
and blood sugar, 50, 67
and diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome, 24
and exercise, 84
and metformin, 122–123
All-in-one lancet and monitor, 51
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, 123, 127
Amaryl (glimepiride), 120
American Association of Diabetes Educators, 185
American Diabetes Association, 185
Amputations, 27
Angioplasty, 32
Annual physical, 153–154
Antioxidant supplements, 68
Appetite loss, 12
Aromatherapy, 164
Artificial sweeteners, 58, 68, 175
Aspartame, 68
Aspirin, preventive doses of, 161
Atkins diet, 89
Avandia (rosiglitazone), 124

B
Beta cells, 5, 9
BIDS (bedtime insulin daytime sulfonylurea) therapy, 128
Biguanides, 121–122
Birth control, 174
Birth defects and diabetes, 173
Blindness, 21, 29–30
Blood glucose monitors
calibrating, 44–45
types, 43, 51–53
Blood sugar. See also Monitoring blood sugar
borderline levels, 7
dawn phenomenon, 117
defined, 5
diabetic levels, 7
factors affecting, 47–50, 54
fasting test, 17–19
and hormone replacement therapy, 171–172
hyperglycemia, 20
hypoglycemia, 22–24
and menopause, 169–170
and menstruation, 167–169
normal levels, 7
random test, 17
screening test, 17
and sexual intercourse, 183
target range, 40
tight control, 34–35, 106–107
whole blood vs. plasma readings, 54
Blurred vision, 12–13
Body mass index (BMI), 86–87
Body shape (apple vs. pear), 86
Borderline diabetes, 7

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