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  1. Condition in which your body can�t use food as it should.Normally, body breaks food down into glucose and sends it into bloodstream.Insulin, a hormone made by pancreas, helps get the glucose from the blood into the cells to be used for energy.In people with diabetes, the pancreas doesn�t make any or enough insulin, the insulin doesn�t work very well, or both.Without insulin, blood glucose rises.

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  1. -Wash hands with warm soapy water to clean hands and promote blood flow.

-Always use the calibrator before using a new box of test strips.Calibrating is the process of programming the meter to the new box of test strips.

-To reduce pain, prick the sides of the finger tips; avoid the �fleshy� center pads.

-Blood sugar targets:Pre-meal = 90-130, 1-2 hours after a meal = <180, bedtime = 110-150.

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  1. Glipizide XL stimulates the pancreas to release more insulin.It should be taken 30 minutes before the morning meal.A side effect could be hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.Symptoms of low blood sugar could be weakness, fast heart beat, shakiness, irritability, blurry vision, sweating, headache.The causes could be delaying a meal, not eating enough, too much diabetes medication, increased exercise, or drinking alcohol on an empty stomach.To treat low blood sugar you must drink � cup of juice or regular soda, chew 3-4 glucose tablets, or eat some hard candy.Test blood sugar 15 minutes afterwards.If blood sugar is < 70, repeat treatment.Eat a snack of � peanut butter or meat sandwich if next meal is longer than 1-2 hours away.

Metformin keeps the liver from releasing too much glucose or sugar.It should be taken with meals to lessen GI upset.

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  1. Diabetes Education Classes are held every month in the Adult Medicine Clinic.They are a series of 3 classes held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1300-1600.The patient must first make a 1 hour appointment with the Diabetes Nurse Practitioner for a pre-assessment before enrolling for the classes.VA patients can enroll in Diabetes Education Classes by contacting Joan Foley.