Understanding Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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Can type 2 diabetes be prevented?
Although diabetes isnt totally preventable, healthy lifestyle decisions dietary changes, increased exercise, and weight loss can lower chances of developing it.
Can type 2 diabetes be cured or reversed with weight loss?
Type 2 diabetes is not curable and cannot be reversed. Weight loss and regular exercise will help overweight patients return to normal blood glucose levels.
What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s own immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
What is type 1 diabetes and how do I manage it?
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune condition that prevents the body from making insulin, a hormone that regulates glucose levels (sugar) in the bloodstream.
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What is the HbA1C test?
The HbA1C test informs you how well you are managing your diabetes by measuring your average blood glucose control for the few months prior to the blood test.
Can you cure type 2 diabetes?
While weight loss and regular exercise can help type 2 diabetes return to normal blood glucose (sugar) levels, there is currently no cure for type 2 diabetes.
Why is it important to monitor blood glucose levels?
Checking and monitoring of your blood glucose (sugar) levels are very important because it’s one of the main forms of keeping your diabetes under control.
What is a normal blood glucose level?
Normal or usual plasma blood glucose (sugar) levels range depending on the time of day, meals, and other factors.
What is a Diabetic glucose sensor?
A diabetic glucose sensor is part of a continuous glucose monitoring system that is inserted under the skin, which allows it to measure your glucose levels.
What is a glucometer?
A glucometer, glucose meter, or blood glucose monitoring device is a home measurement system to test the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.