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After Leg Amputation: Keeping Your Other Leg Healthy
If you have a leg amputated, it's important to take steps to care for your other leg.
Before You Start Your Diabetes Exercise Plan
Checking for Ketones
When your cells can't get glucose (a kind of sugar) to burn for energy, they burn fat instead. This leaves behind acids called ketones in your blood and urine. A buildup of ketones can cause a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis.
Diabetes and Alcohol Consumption
If you have diabetes, you need to be careful with alcohol. Alcohol can affect how well you control your blood sugar (glucose) level. This sheet tells you more about the risks of drinking alcohol. It also gives you tips for staying safe when you drink.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
If you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to have heart disease than someone without diabetes. You can control your health risks by making some changes in your life.
Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Diabetes makes your body less able to use the foods you eat. As a result, glucose (the form of sugar the body uses as fuel) builds up in the blood. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can damage blood vessels and kidneys. By controlling diabetes, you can maintain a healthy blood glucose level and slow any kidney damage.
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease: An Increased Risk
When you have diabetes, you are at greater risk for periodontal disease (infection of the gums and tissues supporting the teeth). Any periodontal disease you may develop can be more severe and harder to control. Preventing or controlling periodontal disease requires ongoing care.
Diabetes and Your Child: Checking Blood Sugar
You’ve been told that your child has diabetes. This means that you must check his or her blood sugar level as directed by the healthcare provider. This gives you the information you’ll need to keep your child’s blood sugar in a healthy range.
Diabetes and Your Child: Considering an Insulin Pump
Diabetes and Your Child: Giving Insulin Injections
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