David C. W. Lau MD PhD FRCPC

Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c)

Covers blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to hemoglobin. Explains that test is done to check how well you are managing your diabetes. Covers how it is done and discusses results.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that happens when your body can’t use insulin the right way. Over time, your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. It often affects people who are overweight and not physically active. Insulin helps sugar (glucose) move from the blood into the body’s cells, where it can be used for energy or…


Covers warning signs that you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes. Includes causes and symptoms. Looks at lifestyle changes to get your blood sugar levels back to a normal range. Includes tips on diet, weight loss, and exercise.

Body Areas Affected by Diabetes

Diabetes can affect a number of areas in the body. The eyes, arteries, kidneys, nervous system and blood vessels can all be affected.

Zonas de inyección de insulina

Observe las zonas de color rosa oscuro en estas imágenes para encontrar las partes del cuerpo donde se inyecta la insulina. Inyecte insulina en: El abdomen, pero al menos a 2 pulgadas (5.1 cm) del ombligo. El abdomen es el mejor lugar para inyectar insulina, debido a que la zona abdominal puede absorber la insulina de…