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Newly Diagnosed
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Complications of Diabetes

Cardiovascular & Circulatory
Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, High Blood Pressure

Eye Problems - Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy

Glycemia  - Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Insulin Shock, Seizure, Convulsion & Coma

Infections -  Amputation, Foot & Skin Problems, Gum Disease, Chronic Infections, Wound Care

Infertility - Primary Infertility, Secondary Infertility

Kidney Problems

Neuropathy - (Nerve Damage) - Diabetic Neuropathy, Gastroparesis

Urologic & Sexual Problems - Bladder Problems, Sexual Problems for Men & Women

Weight - Gain, Loss, Eating Disorders


Newly Diagnosed
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Disorders Associated with Diabetes

Addison's Disease
Asthma & Allergies
Celiac Disease (sprue)
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Eating Disorders
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hemochromatosis (iron overload or "bronze" diabetes)
Infertility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian
     
Syndrome (PCOS)
Weight Gain
Weight Loss


Newly Diagnosed
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Diabetes Problems & Complaints

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections

 

Comprehensive
(more detailed information)

Complications of Diabetes

Amputation
Blindness
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Eating Disorders
Erectile Dysfunctions
Foot & Skin Problems
Frozen Shoulder
Gastroparesis
Gum Disease
Heart Problems
High Blood Pressure
Infections
Infertility
Insulin Shock
Kidney Problems
Lactic Acidosis
Seizures & Coma
Peripheral Artery Disease
Sexual Problems
Urologic Problems
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Wound Care


Comprehensive
(more detailed information)

Links to Disorders Associated with Diabetes

Addison's Disease
Asthma and Allergies
Celiac Disease (Sprue)
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis 
Eating Disorders
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hemochromatosis
  (Iron Overload)
Infertility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian 
    
Syndrome 
Weight Gain
Weight Loss


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Comprehensive

Diabetes Problems & Complaints

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections


Printable Publications

How to Prepare & Inject
Glucagon (illustrated)

(Printer-Ready Format)
IOH Publication TRE-1-2006

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Information for those newly diagnosed with diabetes


Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes

What is diabetes?  Are there different forms of diabetes?
Can certain diseases cause diabetes?
What are the complications of diabetes?
Diabetes Statistics
Are there other disorders associated with diabetes I should know about?
What is hyperglycemia (high blood glucose)?
What is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)?
Is there a cure for diabetes?
What is pre-diabetes?
What is gestational diabetes?


Frequently Asked Questions About Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes?
Can I predict if my child might get type 1 diabetes?
What are the various forms of type 1 diabetes?
What is the chance of genetic transmission of type 1 diabetes?
What is the honeymoon phase?
What is the Dawn Effect? (also called Dawn Phenomenon)

What is the Somogyi Effect? (also called Rebound Hyperglycemia)
What are ketones?  How and when should I test for them?
How, and when, should I give a glucagon shot? (printable publication)


Frequently Asked Questions About Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes?
What are the various forms of type 2 diabetes?
What is the chance of genetic transmission of type 2 diabetes?
How is type 2 diabetes treated?


Frequently Asked Questions About Insulin & Blood Glucose Monitoring

What are normal & target blood glucose levels?
How often should I check my blood glucose levels?
Any advice or tips for checking blood glucose?
What about "alternative" testing sites?
How do I inject insulin using a syringe or an insulin pen?  
What does an insulin pump do?
What is conventional are intensive (flexible) insulin therapies?
How, and when, should I give a glucagon shot? (printable publication)
What is the Dawn Effect? (also called Dawn Phenomenon)

What is the Somogyi Effect? (also called Rebound Hyperglycemia)


You might also be interested reading about:

Shot Therapy
Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin Pens
Step-by-Step Guide to Using Insulin Pens
Insulin Delivery Devices
 

   

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