Difference Between Type1 And Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

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5 Ways Type 1 Diabetes Is Different From Type 2

When people hear that you have diabetes, they start to make assumptions that aren't always accurate. A lot of the confusion stems from the fact that there are two main types, yet many people don't understand how they're different. (Want to pick up some healthier habits? Sign up to get daily healthy living tips delivered straight to your inbox!) As someone with type 1 diabetes—I was diagnosed with it nearly 40 years ago—I'm all too familiar with the disease. I lived with it as a child, teen, and adult, and when I decided to have kids I had to figure out how to manage the condition while being pregnant. (I even wrote a book about it, Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby.) Having type 1 diabetes means I'm in the minority: Of the approximately 29 million Americans who have diabetes, only 1.25 million have type 1. Most have type 2, which is a totally different form. "Comparing type 1 to type 2 is like comparing apples to tractors," says Gary Scheiner, a Pennsylvania-based certified diabetes educator and author of Think Like a Pancreas. "The only thing they really have in common is that both involve an inability to control blood sugar levels." Her Continue reading >>

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  1. ixfd64

    My family is very nutritionally conscious, and we often test our blood sugar after a large meal. However, we have a few boxes of expired test strips that our Accu-Chek Aviva glucose meter would not process. The strips weren't cheap, so we don't want to throw them away just yet. The date-checking seems to be handled by the firmware, so I was wondering if was possible to do one or more of the following:
    1. Change the internal date on the meter.
    2. Hack the meter so it will accept expired strips.
    3. Change the expiration date on the strips.

  2. XOIIO

    Are there electrical contacts on the strips? Some pictures of them, maybe the model number of them and the meter would help.

  3. mazurov

    Why don't just estimate sugar content by eye? Gives you the same accuracy as incorrect analysis.

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