High blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in the BLANK, which can lead to blindness
RETINA
Reduced blood flow to the feet can make cuts and blisters heal slowly and become serious BLANK
INFECTIONS
High blood sugar can damage these that bring blood to your nerves
CAPILLARIES
Used in place of a drop of blood to test that the meter is working properly
CONTROL SOLUTION
Helps control blood glucose levels. Includes oral and injected versions.
DIABETES MEDICATIONS
Small, disposable items that are inserted into a glucose meter and dosed with a drop of blood.
TEST STRIPS
Diabetes can make it more likely that you will have BLANK problems, such as bacterial and fungal infections
SKIN
Extra problem that occur as a result of diabetes
COMPLICATION
Not engaging in or involving any or much physical activity
INACTIVITY
Hormone that helps to move sugar into your cells
INSULIN
A small pricking needle used to obtain drops of blood
LANCET
Problem with the body that causes blood glucose (or sugar) levels to rise higher than normal.
DIABETES
Above a weight considered normal or desirable
OVERWEIGHT
High blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys that help to filter this from your blood
WASTE
Source of energy for the body.
GLUCOSE
A medical device that determines the amount of glucose in the blood.
GLUCOSEMETER
When the body does not use insulin properly
INSULIN RESISTANCE
Value assigned to foods based on how slowly or how quickly those foods cause increases in blood glucose levels
GLYCEMIC INDEX
Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk for this disease.
ALZHEIMERS