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“Your diabetes is out of control.’  “You need to control your diabetes.’

Have you ever heard your doctor or nurse say this? What do they mean?

Many people with diabetes think that control refers to self-control or that THEY are out of control. This usually isn’t meant as a judgment of your self-control. Out of control means that the blood sugar is above the target range much of the time, or often goes up or down.

Some things that affect blood sugar are within your control. You make choices about your activity level, taking your medicines and what you eat. Others things are not within your control, such as being sick or how medicines affect you.

Control is measured by the A1c test. This is the blood test with a memory it tells your blood sugar for the last two to three months. It tells you if your medicines, meal and activity plans are working. It is recommended that the A1c be less than 8.0%. In studies, people with diabetes had significantly fewer complications at this level. Every step you take to control your blood sugar lowers your risk for complications.

Here is some information for know more details about Diabetes.

The award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine is available for you.

1)   Completely free to view online at walgreendiabetes.com.

2)   There is no need to sing up or register online to see the free magazine?

And did you know, November is National Diabetes Month, and free copies of the award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine are now available at the over 8,000 Walgreens locations across the country?

And if you want even more easy-to-read diabetes information visit

www.diabetesdigest.com

 

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November is American Diabetes Month

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Dealing with diabetes means handling a lot of challenging situations. For teenagers and young adults especially, having your life “turned upside-down” can be quite depressing. But could depression somehow lead to getting diabetes? According to a research team in Canada, young adults with a history of depression have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes and depression often go together, but it has never been clear if one leads to the other. So, the researchers looked at more than 33,000 cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were at least 20 years old. Then, they compared them to twice as many people who did not have diabetes.

The researchers note there are several factors that could explain this association. People who are depressed are more likely to experience weight changes (up and down) and less likely to change their behaviors (exercise, diet) to fix the problem. Both of these situations increase the risk of diabetes.

Here is some information for know more details about Diabetes.

The award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine is available for you.

1)   Completely free to view online at walgreendiabetes.com.

2)   There is no need to sing up or register online to see the free magazine?

And did you know, November is National Diabetes Month, and free copies of the award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine are now available at the over 8,000 Walgreens locations across the country?

And if you want even more easy-to-read diabetes information visit

www.diabetesdigest.com

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Walgreens Diabetes & You

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Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get inside your body’s cells. Your cells use glucose for energy. If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas no longer makes insulin, or it makes only a tiny amount. If you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas still makes insulin, but it doesn’t make enough, or your body has a hard time using the insulin or both.

Insulin shots

Insulin needs to be injected under the skin, in the fat, to work well. Injecting into fat is much less painful than injecting into muscle. Besides, if you inject into muscle, the insulin will not work as well.

 

Where to give yourself a shot

 

There are four good areas for insulin shots:

1. Your abdomen (anywhere except within 2 inches of the navel)

2. Your upper arms (outside part)

3. Your buttocks (anywhere)

4. Your thighs (front and outside parts, not inner thigh, not just above your knee)

These areas absorb insulin at different speeds. Your abdomen absorbs insulin faster. Your upper arms absorb insulin more slowly. Your buttocks and thighs absorb insulin even more slowly. Depending on where you inject your insulin, it may act faster or slower. This can affect your blood glucose control.

Here is some information for know more details about Diabetes.

The award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine is available for you.

1)   Completely free to view online at walgreendiabetes.com.

2)   There is no need to sing up or register online to see the free magazine?

And did you know, November is National Diabetes Month, and free copies of the award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine are now available at the over 8,000 Walgreens locations across the country?

And if you want even more easy-to-read diabetes information visit

www.diabetesdigest.com

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