Archive for the ‘Diabetes’ Category

Treatment and Management. Part 2

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The medical management of Type 2 diabetes has changed dramatically over the recent years. Several new oral medications have been released on the market, providing more treatment options. Sulfonylureas are a group of drugs that stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas. Medications in this category include Glucotrol, Microase and Amaryl. (more…)

Diabetes and School and Social Activities. Part 2

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

If there does not seem to be food you should eat, offer to bring a snack that everyone, including you, can enjoy.
Make sure you bring your blood glucose meter to the party to check blood sugar levels before participating in any physical activities, such as strenuous dancing. (more…)

Diabetes and School and Social Activities. Part 1

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Children with type 1 diabetes can attend school, do homework, play with friends and participate in clubs or sports. However, special attention should be paid to diabetes care while the child is in school and involved in daily activities. If old enough, children may keep a blood glucose meter at school or with the school nurse. (more…)