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Managing diabetes: Hyperglycemia

Opposite of hypoglycemia – when blood sugar levels are too high in people with diabetes  Fasting blood glucose levels are…

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Managing diabetes: Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when the level of glucose in the blood falls below a certain level (below 4mmol/L (72mg/dL)) – lower…

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Managing diabetes: Long-term complications

Diabetes can be detrimental to the body in a number of ways. Therefore, it is important to be able to…

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Managing diabetes: HbA1c

Glycated haemoglobin – occurs when haemoglobin that carries oxygen in your body joins with glucose and becomes ‘glycated’ This happens…

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Managing diabetes: Emotions

Diabetes patients are twice as likely to suffer from depression as those  without diabetes. Only 25 to 50% of diabetics…

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Managing diabetes: Ketone testing

Glucose is the primary fuel for the human body. When you are low on glucose, or if you have diabetes…

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