Special Situations

Advice and care should be available in special circumstances, especially if you are a child, adolescent, an elderly person, or planning to become or are pregnant.

The first months after your diabetes has been discovered are often difficult. Remember, you cannot learn everything during this period; learning will continue for the rest of your life.

If you have problems with your eyes, kidneys, feet, blood vessels, or heart, then you should be able to see specialists quickly. In addition, you should receive clear information on what to do in emergencies.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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