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Taking care of a disease such as diabetes is a life-long process. Learn how to care for yourself or loved one with diabetes in situations such as illness, work, school, travel, or a natural disaster.

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    • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes...learn more »
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      Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
      • Diabetes facts
      • What is diabetes?
      • What is the impact of diabetes?
      • What causes diabetes?
      • What are the different types of diabetes?
      • Type 1 diabetes
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Other types of diabetes
      • What are diabetes symptoms?
      • How is diabetes diagnosed?
      • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
      • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
      • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
      • What can be done to slow diabetes complications?
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      • What is a miscarriage?
      • How common is miscarriage?
      • What causes miscarriage?
      • What are the types of miscarriage?
      • What are signs and symptoms of a miscarriage?
      • How is miscarriage diagnosed?
      • What happens after a miscarriage?
      • What is the outlook for future pregnancies after a miscarriage?
      • Can miscarriage be prevented?
    • Pregnancy Planning Pregnancy planning is important to help prevent exposure of the mother and fetus to potentially harmful medications and...learn more »
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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning and why is it important?
      • What are pregnancy symptoms?
      • What is a pregnancy calculator and calendar?
      • Who effective are home pregnancy tests?
      • How can diet and nutrition affect early pregnancy?
      • How does alcohol affect pregnancy?
      • How do high blood pressure and diabetes affect pregnancy?
      • What are examples of commonly-used medications that are dangerous in pregnancy?
      • How do kidney and heart disease affect pregnancy?
      • What infections affect pregnancy?
      • What inherited (genetic) diseases can play a role in pregnancy planning?
      • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
      • Can I travel by air during pregnancy?
      • Can I have intercourse during pregnancy?
      • How soon after stopping birth control can I become pregnant?
      • How do we maximize our chances of becoming pregnant?
      • Can I do something to help my chances of conceiving a boy or a girl?
    • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
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      Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Article
      • Staph infection facts
      • What is Staphylococcus?
      • Who is at risk for Staph infections?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of a Staph infection?
      • What types of diseases are caused by Staph?
      • How are Staph infections diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Staph infections?
      • What is antibiotic-resistant Staph aureus?
      • What are complications of Staph infections?
      • Can Staph infections be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for Staph infections?
    • Diabetic Home Care Management Diabetic home care management is important. The goal of diabetic therapy is to control blood glucose levels and prevent the...learn more »
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      Diabetic Home Care Management Article
      • Diabetic home care management facts
      • What is diabetes?
      • What is the treatment for diabetes?
      • Exercise therapy
      • Diet therapy
      • Drug therapy
      • How is diabetic treatment monitored at home?
      • Blood glucose reagent strips
      • Blood glucose meters
      • Urine glucose tests
      • Tests for urinary ketones
      • What additional monitoring does the doctor do?
      • Blood glucose
      • Continuous glucose sensors (CGMS)
      • Hemoglobin A1C testing
    • Diabetes and Eye Problems Diabetes and eye problems are generally caused by high blood sugar levels over an extended period of time. Types of eye problems...learn more »
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      Diabetes and Eye Problems Article
      • Eye problems and diabetes introduction
      • Cataracts and diabetes
      • Glaucoma and diabetes
      • Diabetic retinopathy
      • Preventing eye problems with diabetes
      • When to contact your doctor about eye problems in diabetes

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