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One downside of maintaining tight blood glucose control for an extended period of time is the potential for one to forget what a serious disease type 1 diabetes is. Between preparing for pregnancy, conceiving, and being pregnant, I'd kept my blood sugars very steady for a long time. I began to think that I had this disease all figured out and could easily manage it.
I feel that I've been given gentle reminders lately that type 1 diabetes is serious and I shouldn't underestimate the severity of my condition.
Since I am lucky (knock on wood!) to feel my low blood sugars extremely well, I've never had a low that I wasn't able to correct on my own. For me, lows are an occasional frustration, but not something I fear. I know many people experience scary lows, and I'm sure my outlook on the seriousness of having diabetes would be different if my lows were debilitating.
In my experience, prolonged periods of extremely high blood sugar are the thing that reminds me th...
There are a number of skin problems associated with diabetes , especially type 2 diabetes. For some people, skin problems are the first sign of diabetes. Most of these conditions are easily treatable, especially when caught and treated early. Keeping your glucose stable and proper skin care are the best ways to prevent skin problems.
Anyone can get bacterial infections of the skin, however, those with diabetes are more prone to these types of infections. The most common cause of bacterial infections is the Staphylococcus bacteria. They include:
Infections of hair follicles
Infections of the nails
Areas of infections are red, swollen and may be warm to the touch. They are usually painful.
Fungal infections cause rashes that may have small blisters and be scaly. They often are itchy. Fungal infections are most often found in moist folds of the skin, such as between toes and fingers, in the armpit and groin, under t...
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