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Food choices, physical activity, and medications work together to control your blood glucose. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) will show you how different foods, quantities of food, and physical activity all affect your blood glucose. It will also guide necessary changes. How often you should SMBG is individualized and...
 
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Figure 1 An editorial in a February issue of American Family Physician proposed a simple way for physicians to communicate treatment priorities for patients with type 2 diabetes. Their "hand" illustration re-prioritizes treatment goals. It conveys that glycemic control or blood sugar (BS) control is no longer the top...
 
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Do I have to give up foods with carbohydrates? Definitely not. Even if you wanted to, you could not avoid all carbohydrate because you would have nothing to eat other than pure animal protein and fat. Even broccoli, spinach and peanuts contain carbohydrates. To live healthfully and to prevent the complications of diabetes, you need ... Blood Glucose 101: Part Two
 
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If you have diabetes, keeping your blood glucose in a healthy range can be challenging. But it is worth the effort, because blood glucose control will help you prevent or delay the onset of diabetic complications such as eye, nerve, and kidney disease. Having your blood glucose levels in...
 
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Answer the questions below to test your knowledge of type 2 diabetes: 1. True or false? It is easy to tell if you have recently developed type 2 diabetes. 2. Name 2 risk factors for type 2 diabetes. _______________           _______________ 3. True or false?...