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Monitoring your Diabetes

This video shows you how to monitor your type 2 diabetes by testing your urine and blood sugar levels. It also gives information on the causes and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and how to treat a 'hypo'.

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Diabetes Care Planning

This video discusses how to make the most of your diabetes team.

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Hypoglycaemia

This leaflet explains what hypoglycaemia ('a hypo') is. It covers what causes a hypo, what symptoms you might experience, and what warning signs others around you may notice. In addition, it provides information on severe hypos and what you should do if you have a hypo.

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HbA1c Explained

This page describes what the blood test known as HbA1c is, and how it is useful in monitoring diabetes.

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Adult Type 1 Diabetes Know the Numbers

This guide explains blood glucose readings that you should be aiming for as an adult with type 1 diabetes.

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Meds & Kit: Diabetes Balance

The Diabetes Balance guide to diabetes meters, medications, pens and pumps available in the UK.

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Blood Glucose Monitoring and HbA1c Targets

This page explains what blood glucose testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood glucose level and how and when to test your blood.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Continuous Glucose Monitoring is a method of continually measuring the glucose levels within the interstitial fluid.

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Blood Glucose Testing (Insulin)

This leaflet is for blood glucose testing in patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking insulin.

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Blood Glucose Testing

Blood glucose testing for patients on Metformin, Pioglitazone, Linagliptin, Saxagliptin, Sitagliptin, Vildagliptin, Dapagliflozin, Canagliflozin, Exenatide, Liraglutide, Lixisenatide

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Blood Glucose Testing

Blood glucose testing for patients on Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Glibenclamide, Tolbutamide, Chlorpropamide, Repaglinide or Nateglinide.