Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose

You should regularly monitor your blood glucose because: This will ensure your treatment is working properly and will help prevent or delay the onset of complications. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels need not be a hassle and plays an active part in your ability to maintain a happy, enjoyable life. Keep asking questions about […]

Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose

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You should regularly monitor your blood glucose because: This will ensure your treatment is working properly and will help prevent or delay the onset of complications. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels need not be a hassle and plays an active part in your ability to maintain a happy, enjoyable life. Keep asking questions about […]

Can You Have Driving Licence if You are a Diabetic?

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If you have diabetes, you can hold a driver’s licence or learner permit as long as your diabetes is well controlled. The main concern of the licensing authorities is the possibility of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) while driving. Diabetes complications like eye problems are also of a concern. All states and territories use the national […]

How Does Insulin Work in Our Body?

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Insulin and its role Insulin is a hormone produced by a gland called the pancreas. Insulin enables glucose in the blood to enter body cells such as muscles where it can be used for energy. In the case of diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin and normal levels of blood glucose cannot be […]

Diabetes and Travelling

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Preparation is vital before any trip but even more so if you have diabetes. Plan ahead by making lists. You may need medication prescriptions from your doctor. Carry your medication (insulin / tablets) in your hand luggage and in your travelling companion’s hand luggage. If you are travelling alone, keep the second set of medications […]