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Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How does the shut-off sensor on my insulin pump work?

A:

Some insulin pumps now have an automatic shut-off function. Basically, if your blood sugar dips too low, the pump will actually turn off the release of any more insulin which will prevent you from going further into a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) state. If you have questions about the capabilities of your insulin pump, you can ask your doctor or someone from your diabetes care team.

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Ms. Lori Berard

Ms. Lori Berard

RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator
Nurse
Winnipeg, MB
Q:

How does a blood glucose meter work?

A:

There are several brands and designs for home blood sugar monitors, but the majority of them work in the same way. You have a test strip, you put a drop of your blood on the strip and then stick the strip into the monitoring device. It was take a moment and then display your blood sugar reading. You can ask your doctor, or even your pharmacist, about the best blood glucose monitor for you.

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Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

A:

The only surefire way to prevent cervical cancer is to avoid sexual contact with other people. There are also measures that you can take to help prevent getting cervical cancer like having regular pap tests, and you can talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccination.

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