Glucagon is an essential pancreatic hormone that raises the blood sugar level. Glucagon administration is sometimes required to treat hypoglycemia in diabetes.
Here are a few simple, easy-to-remember tips for providing the support your loved one needs as they learn to manage their diabetes.
Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease
We're everywhere, but most people don't even know that we're diabetic. Listed here are the things a diabetic needs to do every day in order to live a seemingly normal life.
Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. No where is this more prevalent than in the eye. Learn how diabetes causes problems in the retina, how these issues are diagnosed, and their possible treatments.
Symptoms of glaucoma often do not show up until considerable visual loss has occurred. This is not the case for diabetics, however. Someone with diabetes is at much higher risk for vision loss.
How to make taking insulin less painful and more convenient. These tips are based on my personal experience.
If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the recommended foods that best maintain your health. You can get healthy blood sugar levels by combining complex carbohydrates, low-fat protein, and fiber in your diet.
I have diabetes. I eat low carb meals and exercise. I take all my medications every day and at the same time everyday. Yet, my diabetic medications are not working.
How specially trained dogs help to warn type 1 diabetes patients by alerting them when their blood sugar is low.
A new treatment may stop beta cell destruction in the early stage of type 1 diabetes. The beta cells produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you need to develop a basic care plan. Take control of your health, so that it doesn't control you.
What I've learned about living with diabetes. Diabetes education is vital. Living with diabetes does not have to be a lifelong prison sentence.
Most people don't pay any attention to the order in which they eat their food. However, diabetics should eat food in a certain order if they want to lower their blood sugar.
Insulin resistance is a serious problem for many people who are trying to lose weight but can't. Do you think you might be? Learn about why this is and what you can do about it.
Did you know that up to 80% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency? Coincidentally, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic levels in the United States. Is there a correlation between magnesium deficiency and diabetes?
Basic information on using an insulin pump for managing diabetes, and the differences between pump and manual insulin shot therapy.
Try this recipe for a cucumber parsley whey protein smoothie. Includes a video of the author preparing it.
Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.
Untreated, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a dangerous health risk. Learn the signs and symptoms. Should you have your glucose tested to see if you have diabetes?