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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
Nutrition 101: Learn more about improving your nutrition and diet

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Lesson #6

Lesson 6: Managing Diabetes at Special Times Lesson 5: Common Complications Lesson 4: Major Complications Lesson 3: When is Blood Sugar too High or Low? Lesson 2: Daily Care Lesson 1: What is Diabetes

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Managing Your Diabetes at Special Times

Let's face it it's hard enough to live with diabetes and take care of yourself under normal situations but what do you do when you're sick, taking a trip or having a baby! This lesson will teach you how to properly manage your diabetes at special times and offer tips to prepare you for the unexpected. You'll find answers to the following questions here:

  • If you have diabetes, what steps should you immediately take if you are sick?

  • What should you do if you can't keep food down and still need to take your diabetes medicine?

  • When should you test your urine for ketones?

  • How do you know when you should call your doctor or go to the hospital?

  • If you are at school or work, what preparation steps should you take and when should you tell other people you have diabetes?

  • What preparations for managing your diabetes should you make before taking a trip?

  • What are special considerations for women with diabetes before, during and after pregnancy?

Chances are, you already know the answers to some of these questions.

Assignment #1
See how much you already know by taking our quiz

If you passed with flying colors, read on. There's still plenty to learn in this lesson. If you missed a few, don't despair. You can find answers to the questions you couldn't answer below. Enjoy!

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