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How to manage a sick day in diabetes?

Being sick can increase your blood glucose levels to a higher stake. Sick days can be depressing and dangerous at the same time. It is harder but not impossible to keep your blood glucose levels normal during sick days. Some guideline to help you tackle with your sugars during sick days: Do not skip your […]

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How to overcome overeating when diabetic?

A wedding or an outing with family, there might be many reasons why we overeat sometimes. But being a diabetic, overeating maybe dangerous sometimes. These are some ways to get back on track: While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, repeatedly doing so can cause unhealthy blood sugar levels, weight gain and a […]

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Over the Counter Medications and Diabetes

In the season of cold and flu, it is an instinct for diabetics to go get a medicine and consume. Overall, it’s the sickness that increases blood glucose in people with diabetes, not the medication used to treat it.  However, some medications should be used with caution. When looking for over-the-counter products (OTCs) to relieve […]

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Kidney check for Type 2 Diabetes

With diabetes, the small blood vessels in the body are injured. When the blood vessels in the kidneys are injured, your kidneys cannot clean your blood properly. Your body will retain more water and salt than it should, which can result in weight gain and ankle swelling. You may have protein in your urine. Also, […]

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Insulin myths

Insulin is one of the most valuable discoveries ever made to mankind. It is a boon to Diabetics. But, it has become a taboo among people with diabetes that initiating insulin might be difficult. Some myths on Insulin to never believe: “Diabetics always need insulin” Only people with type 1 diabetes need insulin. People with […]

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How to do an Insulin shot in the stomach

Insulin is injected subcutaneously, meaning under the skin. A short needle is used to inject a drug into the tissue layer between the skin and muscle.Injecting deeper into the muscle may lead to dangerously low blood glucose levels. It is very important to rotate the injection sites. Injecting in the same stop continuously may lead […]

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Insulin injecting sites

Insulin is not absorbed the same in all the sites of injection. The site of injection plays a major role in the insulin showing its effectiveness. People injecting insulin for more than three times a day should rotate their injection sites.  Injecting in the same place much of the time can cause hard lumps or […]

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Hypoglycemia (Low Sugar) and Insulin

One of the main reasons for hypoglycemia to occur is due to excessive insulin. Hypoglycemia due to excess insulin is the most common type of serious hypoglycemia. It can be due to the insulin produced in the body or due to injected insulin. The Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hunger, dizziness, paleness, […]

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Effects of insulin on the body

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in the body that allows body to use sugar from carbohydrates in the food that we consume. Insulin regulates many metabolic processes that provide cells with needed energy. Understanding insulin, what insulin does, and how it affects the body, is important to your overall health. Specifically, insulin […]

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How to use an insulin pen?

Insulin pens have gained popularity among people with diabetes for injecting insulin. Various advantages include its easiness in carrying, multi utility for any kind of insulin, dialable dosage, lesser wastage of insulin etc., nevertheless, it is very important to know the right technique to use the pen. A stepwise guide from Apollo Sugar to ensure […]

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