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Alternative & Complementary Therapies

Blood Glucose Control 


Diabetes Problems & Complaints

Disorders Associated with Diabetes

Insulin Therapy

Insulin Pump Therapy





Treatment Options

From our Newly Diagnosed Section

Newly Diagnosed

Types of Diabetes (Primary, secondary, and diabetes causes)

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 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?

Is there a cure for diabetes?

What is pre-diabetes?

What is gestational diabetes?


islets of hope diabetes medical library            
Mini Site Index

Diabetes Medical Information

Diabetes Medical Information

Juvenile Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Maturity Onet Diabetes of the Young (MODY)
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults
Bronze Diabetes (Hemochromatosis/Iron Overload)

Metabolic Disorders
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pre-Diabetes  (Impaired Glucose Tolerance)

Other Forms of Diabetes
Diabetes Insipidus

Blood Glucose Information

The HbA1c Test
Fructosamine Tests

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

Normoglycemia (Normal Glucose Ranges)
Normal and Target Blood Glucose Ranges for Diabetics
Morning Fasting Blood
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Ranges (non-pregnant)
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (pregnancy)

Gestational Diabetes Screening:  Glucose Challenge Test
Blood Glucose Monitoring Tips
Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
About Glucose Monitoring and Glucose Meters
Lancet and Lancing Device Tips
"Less-Pain" Finger Sticks
Quick Summary of Glucose Testing Tips
Important Tips for Accuracy
Special Blood Glucose Tips for Children
Meter Accuracy
Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices
FDA Glucose Meter Warnings

Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Glucose Monitoring

Why Should I Test My Blood Glucose?
When Should I Test My Blood Glucose?
How often should I check my blood glucose levels?
Any advice or tips for checking blood glucose?
What about "alternative" testing sites?
How, and when, should I give a glucagon shot? (printable)
What is the Dawn Effect? (also called Dawn Phenomenon)

What is the Simogyi Effect? (also called Rebound Hyperglycemia
What is the honeymoon phase?

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Other Lists Hosted by Islets of Hope

Pump-Planet Support Lists - Individual lists for those on insulin pumps, or, considering insulin pump therapy, including: babies, toddlers, kids, teens, men, women, type 1, type 2, mentor (for those new to pumping), information (for those consider pumping), UK, Animas, Cozmo, and Paradigm. Support Lists - Individual lists for:  announcements, headline news and product updates and warnings, professionals, pumpers (currently on the pump), certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, nurses, physicians, caregivers (school and daycare providers).

Local Support Groups Hosted by Islets of Hope
Do you have an online discussion list you want to host or announce on our site?  Contact

CA-San Bernardino - A support group for diabetes discussions for persons in the San Bernardino, CA area.

Yahoo Health Directory



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