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This short video talks about how type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ. Learn how the body works to break down the food that we eat into energy and how you can safely manage your diabetes.

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Find out if you have diabetes so that your healthcare team can work with you to manage your diabetes and prevent diabetes problems before they start. Here are three blood tests that will tell you if you have diabetes.

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Treating diabetes is not one size fits all as each person will have their own needs and schedules. Here is a look at how you can take care of your diabetes. People with diabetes should work with their healthcare team to learn how to best to manage their diabetes and reach their treatment goals.

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Monitoring your blood glucose (blood sugar) at home, or at your healthcare providers office is an essential part of diabetes care. Reviewing daily blood glucose levels helps you and your healthcare team make any needed changes to your meal plan, physical activity, or medications.

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When you find out that you have type 2 diabetes, it can be scary. You might have many questions about what will happen next and how you can take care of yourself. Here’s what to know when you’re new to type 2 diabetes (T2D).

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Learn the facts about diabetes pills as a treatment option, what to expect when taking them and their role in managing diabetes.

Topics: Medications

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When you have diabetes, you need to take particularly good care of yourself when you're sick. Any illness, such as the common cold, the flu or a stomach bug, may cause high blood glucose.

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Having regular eye exams is the best prevention for eye complications and vision loss. People with diabetes should have regular dilated eye exams to understand the health of their retina. The goal is to avoid permanent vision loss. 

Topics: Vision Care

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People with diabetes are at risk for becoming very ill when they get the flu and may need to be hospitalized. Staying up to date with your immunizations reduces your risk of serious infections of the lungs, blood and brain. 

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Living with diabetes can feel like you're riding an emotional rollercoaster. There are many tips and resources to help overcome those feelings. Here are some ideas. 

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The stresses and emotions of everyday life can negatively affect your diabetes. For some, stress may directly influence blood glucose levels. For others, the influence may be more indirect. You may find that stress can either raise or lower blood glucose levels. There are many ways to cope with stress to ensure you're on the right track with managing your diabetes. 

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Many years ago, some healthcare teams told women with diabetes to avoid getting pregnant. Now, with better diabetes care and good planning, it is safe to get pregnant. The key is to manage your diabetes before getting pregnant and continue to take care of your diabetes as long as you are pregnant.

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Hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose (sugar), is when your blood glucose is over 180 mg/dl or 10.0 mmol/L. This short video talks about the early signs you should look out for. Knowing these signs helps you know how often to check and treat your blood glucose to prevent problems.

Topics: Hyperglycemia

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We're thrilled to launch our series of educational videos to empower you with knowledge about diabetes management. Watch 'Understanding Diabetes' video and learn more about how your body works, how diabetes changes the way your body works and diabetes complications.

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Welcome to this informative video that will walk you through the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Don't ignore the signs! Early detection of diabetes is key. Be on the lookout for symptoms like excessive thirst, fatigue, and blurred vision. Your health is worth it!

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Unlock the knowledge about hypoglycemia in this educational video! Discover the signs and learn how to treat low blood glucose effectively. Empower yourself with essential information for a healthier life. 

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Welcome to DEFA's 'Keys to Success for Managing Diabetes' educational videos. In these videos, you will explore the essential keys to effectively manage diabetes, including practical tips, lifestyle adjustments, and expert guidance. Watch now and take the first step towards success!

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Feeling under the weather? This educational video has got you covered! Learn essential tips for managing sick days with diabetes. Watch now and stay prepared!

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Welcome to DEFA's 'Keys to Success for Managing Diabetes' educational videos. In this video, you will learn that planning is crucial when managing diabetes, preparation and foresight are your best allies. Stay ahead of your health by proper planning! Your journey to wellness begins with a solid plan.

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Welcome to DEFA's 'Keys to Success for Managing Diabetes' educational videos. Track your progress and embrace success! Monitoring your journey is a key to managing diabetes like a champ. Celebrate your wins, learn from the challenges, and keep moving forward. 

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Welcome to DEFA's 'Keys to Success for Managing Diabetes' educational videos. In this video, you will learn that preparation is key to managing diabetes! Make sure you're ready for anything.