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All About Insulin Adjustments
People who dont have diabetes dont have to think about that at all their pancreas produces the right amount of insulin to keep their blood glucose at the right level all the time. The key to successful management of your diabetes is knowing how to adjust your insulin so that your blood glucose is always under control.
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Hi I'm Luke. I've had diabetes since I six years, which wasn't a shock to anyone as both mum and dad have got it and so has my big sister. Apparantly mum and dad met at the clinic, they used to sit and compare test results. Dad's were all over the shop but mum's were always fantastic. Dad says that's because his diabetes was always more difficult to control...
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Coping with Illnesses
This podcast is about managing diabetes when youre ill. The trick is to have a plan in place so you know what needs to be done, including getting help when necessary. When youre well, theres a balance between the carbohydrate you eat, the insulin you take, and the energy you burn up. If youre ill this balance changes; youre likely to lose your appetite, so you might think you need less insulin, but with most illnesses youll probably need at least the same dose of insulin, if not more to keep your blood glucose in the target range.
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Having a trouble free holiday starts before you pack your bags. Your GP or a travel clinic will be able to advise you on the vaccinations you need, whether malaria prevention is required and any other specific health risks at your destination. Your GP or your diabetes nurse will also advise you about everything else you need to take with you its best to make sure that you have more than enough supplies to take with you.
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Leaving home may be exciting or daunting or a mixture of the two. Either way, there are lots of things to think about: accommodation, finding your way around somewhere new, perhaps not knowing anyone, making new friends, who to tell that youve got diabetes.
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I couldnt wait to leave home. But when it comes to it theres lots of things to think about: where to live, finding your way around, new people, who to tell about your diabetes, looking after your self, finding a new GP the list goes on and on.
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Hypoglycaemia is a low blood glucose, which can result in lots of symptoms and can be very different in different people but tend to follow the same pattern for each person. Being prepared for hypos means treatment can be immediate so always have either some glucose tablets or Lucozade and carbs with you and take them if you need them.
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Pumps are like little computers which can be programmed to deliver insulin. There are lots of different types of pump but they all work on the same principle a continuous infusion of rapid acting insulin delivered through a fine plastic tube placed just under the skin, which mimics more closely the way your pancreas worked before you got diabetes except for one big difference.
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What is Diabetes?
People with diabetes have high levels of glucose in their blood, either because their body doesn't produce enough insulin, or because their body cannot respond properly to the insulin they do produce. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1, or insulin dependent diabetes, sometimes shortened to IDDM, and type2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as maturity onset diabetes.
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Why do blood tests?
Blood tests are the only way to know how well controlled your diabetes is. Blood glucose levels change depending on the amount of carbohydrate you eat, the amount of exercise undertaken and the amount of insulin injected, and are also affected by illness, stress, growth and puberty. Blood tests are information readouts about your body - the more information you collect, the better you will be in achieving good control of your diabetes.
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