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Tests for diabetes mellitus

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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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A glucose tolerance test measures how well your body is able to break down glucose, or sugar. Those who suffer from diabetes (type 1) have trouble processing glucos...  More
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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HbA1c is a blood test doctors use to determine how high your blood sugar has been in the past few months. Your doctor may order this test if you are diabetic or if ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Islet Cells Antibody Test
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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Insulin is the hormone that is primarily responsible for regulating glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. It is produced by beta cells (specialized cells in the panc...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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Prescribed Medications for diabetes mellitus

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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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GLYBURIDE (GLYE byoor ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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METFORMIN (met FOR min) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine can be used a...  More
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ACARBOSE (AY car bose) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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CHLORPROPAMIDE (klor PROE pa mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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EXENATIDE (ex EN a tide) is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines.  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE (GLYE me pye ride) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body use insulin better.  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE; PIOGLITAZONE (GLYE me pye ride; pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet an...  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE; ROSIGLITAZONE (GLYE me pye ride; roe si GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet a...  More
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GLIPIZIDE (GLIP i zide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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GLIPIZIDE; METFORMIN (GLIP i zide; met FOR min) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use i...  More
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GLYBURIDE; METFORMIN (GLYE byoor ide; met FOR min) to treat type 2 diabetes. It is combined with a diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use insulin b...  More
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INSULIN ASPART (IN su lin AS part) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a fast acting insulin that starts work...  More
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INSULIN ASPART; INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE (IN su lin AS part; IN su lin AS part PRO ta meen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in...  More
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INSULIN DETEMIR (IN su lin DE te mir) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a long-acting insulin that is usual...  More
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INSULIN GLARGINE (IN su lin GLAR geen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a long-acting insulin that is usua...  More
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INSULIN GLULISINE (IN su lin; GLOO lis een) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a fast acting insulin tha...  More
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INSULIN LISPRO (IN su lin LYE sproe) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. This medicine is a rapid-acting insulin th...  More
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INSULIN LISPRO; INSULIN LISPRO PROTAMINE (IN su lin LYE sproe; IN su lin LYE sproe PRO ta meen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of suga...  More
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METFORMIN; PIOGLITAZONE (met FOR min; pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exerc...  More
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METFORMIN; REPAGLINIDE (met FOR min; re PAG lin ide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body t...  More
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METFORMIN; ROSIGLITAZONE (met FOR min; roe si GLI ta zone) is a combination medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is co...  More
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METFORMIN; SITAGLIPTIN (met FOR min; sit a GLIP tin) is a combination of 2 medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medicine lowers blood sugar. Treatment is c...  More
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MIGLITOL (MIG li tol) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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NATEGLINIDE (nuh TAY gli nide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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PIOGLITAZONE (pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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PRAMLINTIDE (PRAM lin tide) is a man-made form of a hormone normally found in the body. It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults. This medicine work...  More
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REPAGLINIDE (re PAG lin ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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ROSIGLITAZONE (roe si GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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SITAGLIPTIN (sit a GLIP tin) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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TOLAZAMIDE (tole AZ a mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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TOLBUTAMIDE (tole BYOO ta mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for diabetes mellitus

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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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ISOPHANE INSULIN (NPH) (EYE soe fane IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in the blood. It is an intermediate-acting...  More
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REGULAR INSULIN: ISOPHANE INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin; ISO fane IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your...  More
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Medical Procedures for diabetes mellitus

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Diabetic Monitoring
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Administration of Insulin
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Studies show nearly 3 out of every 4 women will experience a yeast infection at least once in their life. For women with diabetes, however, the risk is even higher....  More
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Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can lead to serious foot problems if you have diabetes. However, there are precautions you can take to maintain h...  More
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Keep Blood Glucose under Control
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Lifestyle Counseling
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Self Care for diabetes mellitus

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Blood glucose monitoring is the regular testing of the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It is part of the ongoing care for diabetes.Glucose testing can be do...  More
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Weight Reduction
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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Lifestyle Modification
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Diabetes Skin Care
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Maintain Healthy Weight
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Managing your weight involves balancing the number of calories you consume with the calories you burn off through activity. Weight management generally focuses on h...  More
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Surgical Procedures for diabetes mellitus

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Bariatric Surgery
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A pancreas transplant is a surgery where a pancreas from a donor body is given to someone who needs a new pancreas. This surgery is most often performed for patient...  More
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