It is important to know what to do in special circumstances and to know how diabetes affects other parts of your life. If you are prepared for different situations in life then you will be successful!
Travel/On Tour
How should you and your family prepare for travel? Always plan ahead. Bring plenty of insulin, blood test strips and your meter. Be aware that lack of normal activity while sitting in a car
Even though you may not be eating during an illness such as a cold, fever, diarrhea or vomiting, there is plenty of sugar entering your blood from the stores inside your body.  However, vomiting
Newly Diagnosed
If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, it is normal to feel scared and confused. There is a lot to learn and it may seem overwhelming, but eventually everything will feel natural to


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