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Diabetes Glossary

Amylin A hormone that is released along with insulin from beta cells, which decreases glucose levels during meals. Artificial sweeteners Sugar substitutes have no carbohydrates and essentially no calories, and will not raise blood sugars. Basal infusion profile An…

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Tips from the experts

“The most important thing I can suggest is to shop around. Each life insurance company has its own unique underwriting criteria. You can start by shopping around on the internet yourself (be prepared to hear “no” a lot), or…

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Insurance ratings and you

Life insurance companies can’t truly look at each person individually when determining premiums. They have to group people into rating classes. These broad classifications will be used by an insurance company to determine the risks that may be associated…

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About diabetes part 2

How is diabetes treated Always consult your GP immediately if you have a health problem or you are concerned about diabetes. Diabetes is currently treated in two ways: healthy diet and exercise medication with tablets and/or insulin. Insulin injections…

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About diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level is higher than normal. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is commonly seen in young people. Type 2 diabetes – most of…

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Life Insurance Glossary

Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Insurance This can offer you with a tax-free monthly income should you be in a position where you cannot work due to either sickness or unemployment. This will normally pay out for up to 12…

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