Type 1 diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Learning you have diabetes can be overwhelming. Diabetes Type 1 video explains this condition, the symptoms, the treatment, and how to live a healthy life with diabetes.
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Foot Care for People with Diabetes
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels helps to prevent diabetic foot problems: nerve damage, poor circulation, and infection. This video demonstrates how to do daily foot care that can impact the development of these complications.
Diabetes, Type 2
Type 2 diabetes results in high blood sugar levels because the body’s cells are unable to respond to insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. By watching this video, you’ll understand more about type 2 and what action you can take to manage this condition and help prevent complications.
Diabetes Related Eye Disease
People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.
Kidney Care for People with Diabetes
The delicate filtering network in your kidneys can be damaged over time by uncontrolled blood sugar, making it more difficult for your body to remove waste materials. This video explains why it's important to have your urine tested for protein if you have diabetes. It also offers other recommendations to help prevent kidney damage.
Blood Sugar Testing
Monitoring your blood sugar level can help you control your diabetes and your risk for developing complications such as eye or kidney disease. View this video and learn how and why checking your blood sugar regularly plays an important role in diabetes management.
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