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The ADC Diabetes Handbook should serve as a basic guideline for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

The downloaded handbook will cover:

Overview

  • Criteria for diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus & Glucose Goals
  • “Staggered” Testing Regimen

What is Diabetes?

  • Signs/Symptoms of Diabetes
  • What is Type 1 Diabetes?
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • What is Insulin?
  • Why do I need Insulin?

Education

  • Low Blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
  • High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)
  • Sick day with Diabetes

Medication

  • Diabetes Pills/Medications
  • Types of Insulin, Insulin Storage
  • Taking Insulin (Sites for Injection)

Nutrition and Exercise

  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Eat This, Not That
  • Portion Sizes
  • Diabetes & Exercise

Monitoring

  • Diabetes care schedule

Resources

  • Diabetes Apps/websites