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Traveling with Diabetes
In most instances, all it takes to make traveling pleasurable and reasonably worry-free is a bit of thought and careful planning.

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Potential Complications of Diabetes
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
The DCCT is a clinical study conducted from 1983 to 1993 by the NIDDK. It showed that keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible slows the onset and progression of eye, kidney, and nerve diseases caused by diabetes.
Short-Term Complications

"Acute complications come on quickly, within minutes or hours, and are directly attributable to the current level of blood glucose -- either too high or too low.

Long-Term Complications

Chronic complications develop over years or decades of living with diabetes.


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Foot Care
Foot Care for Diabetes
Two risk factors come together to make the feet of people with diabetes particularly vulnerable: peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy.
Foot Ulcers
A foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. Some foot ulcers are superficial, producing a shallow red crater that involves only the surface skin.

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Keeping Control Of Blood Sugar
Hemoglobin A1C
A measurement called hemoglobin A1C gives the big picture of a person's blood-glucose levels over a couple of months.
How Do Blood-Glucose Meters Work?
Today's glucometers use an enzyme -- glucose oxidase or hexokinase -- that reacts with the glucose in the drop of blood on the strip that the meter reads.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially fatal complication of diabetes that occurs when blood glucose levels are very high (often above 400 milligrams per deciliter) and insulin levels are very low.
Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is an abnormally low level of blood sugar (blood glucose).


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