When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you want to know basic information. This section gives an overview of the most important facts about diabetes.
In this section, you will learn about:
- What is diabetes?:
The definition of diabetes and, very simply, what is happening in your body
- Symptoms of diabetes:
Changes in your body that signal something is wrong
- Diagnosing diabetes:
The medical tests and results that are used to define and diagnose diabetes
What your target blood sugar should be and why
Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for many years, it is useful to review this basic information.