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Health Journey Support | Diabetes Health Series

Managing certain health conditions can be a lifelong journey, and for some it can impact almost all aspects of daily life. But with support and a better understanding of the challenges people often face, the journey may become a little easier. Health Journey Support offers reliable, easy-to-access health information on respiratory and heart conditions, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and kidney diseases. Educational tools include videos, shareable resources, and apps covering key milestones throughout the health journey. Browse, share, and be sure to keep coming back for more!

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Overview

Maintaining a healthy level of glucose (sugar) in the blood and understanding the symptoms and complications when the levels are too high or low is essential to managing diabetes.

The Diabetes Health Series offers easy-to-access health information on diabetes. Browse through this section for videos and resources that may help with your journey toward better health. Topics include understanding your diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle changes that may help manage diabetes. If you have any questions about your condition, talk to your healthcare provider.

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Type 1 diabetes is a condition where your pancreas makes little or no insulin. This video will help you understand type 1 diabetes and why it's important to keep it under control.

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Type 1 diabetes is a condition where your pancreas makes little or no insulin. This brochure will help you understand type 1 diabetes and why it's important to keep it under control.

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Getting that initial diabetes diagnosis can be scary. But understanding your disease and learning how to take care of yourself can go far in helping to ease your fears. This brochure explains what diabetes is, how its diagnosed, and monitored.

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Diabetes is a problem with the way your body uses food for growth and energy. Five to ten percent of people who have diabetes have type 1. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).

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Blood sugar that's too high or too low can make you feel sick. If you try to control your high or low blood sugar and can't, you may become even sicker and need help. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).

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It is important to keep your diabetes under control. This video will help you understand the symptoms of diabetes and the complications of uncontrolled blood sugar levels.

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It is important to keep your diabetes under control. This brochure will help you understand the symptoms of diabetes and the complications of uncontrolled blood sugar levels.

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If you have diabetes, your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high. Over time, this can cause problems with your kidneys, heart, eyes, nerves, and feet. This brochure will help to explain some of the problems you may (or may not) have with diabetes.

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Comorbidities refers to the presence of another medical condition in addition to the primary disease (diabetes). This brochure explains some of the most common comorbidities with diabetes.

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People who have diabetes have a higher chance of developing many health problems, including heart disease. This video explains how heart disease can develop, how it affects your health, and what you can do to help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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People who have diabetes have a higher chance of developing many health problems, including heart disease. This brochure explains how heart disease can develop, how it affects your health, and what you can do to help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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It is important to keep your type 1 diabetes under control. This video will show you some treatment options your doctor may prescribe to help you manage it.

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It is important to keep your type 1 diabetes under control. This brochure describes some treatment options your doctor may prescribe to help you manage it.

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Your healthcare provider may recommend that you inject insulin using a syringe to help you control your blood sugar level. This video will teach you how to inject your insulin using a syringe.

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Your healthcare provider may recommend that you inject insulin using a syringe to help you control your blood sugar level. This brochure will teach you how to inject your insulin using a syringe.

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Your healthcare provider may recommend that you inject insulin using an insulin pen to help you control your blood sugar level. This video will teach you how to inject your insulin using an insulin pen.

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Your healthcare provider may recommend that you inject insulin using an insulin pen to help you control your blood sugar level. This brochure will teach you how to inject your insulin using an insulin pen.

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Managing diabetes can be challenging, so it's important for you to understand why sticking to your treatment as prescribed is necessary. This brochure explains why it is important to take your medicine as prescribed.

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Your primary care doctor and his or her staff are the main source of support for treating your diabetes. This brochure helps explain what health care professionals may be on your diabetes care team.

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Finding out you have diabetes may make you feel overwhelmed. You might find it hard to remember what your doctor says or understand his or her instructions. This brochure offers questions you may want to ask your doctor, and gives you space to write down the answers.

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You can help to avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of yourself. This brochure outlines what you can do. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).

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You can learn how to take care of your type 1 diabetes and prevent some of the serious problems diabetes can cause. The more you know, the better you can manage your diabetes. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).

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Learning how to check your blood sugar level can help you make good daily decisions about managing your diabetes. This video will teach you how to check your blood sugar level.

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Learning how to check your blood sugar level can help you make good daily decisions about managing your diabetes. This brochure will teach you how to check your blood sugar level.

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It's not easy watching a loved one with diabetes become sick. As with any chronic condition, diabetes may get worse and cause health problems. This brochure explains how to recognize the symptoms of some diabetes complications and what you can do to offer help.

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Dealing with the "new normal" of your diabetes diagnosis isn't easy. And coping with your feelings about diabetes can be difficult , too. This brochure lists websites that offer information and other support.

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When someone you love is first diagnosed with diabetes, your stress level may be high as a result of the lifestyle changes you may need to help your loved one make. You can't take care of anyone else if you don't take care of yourself first. This brochure lists some suggestions on how to take care of yourself while caring for someone with diabetes.

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