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  1. Eating on the Go When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

    Since you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably got your carb counting down at home and a good idea of what to eat to keep your blood sugar steady. Eating on the go can be trickier. Here, some healthy options for every situation. “The average fast-food meal can run as high as 1,000 calories -- over

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  2. The Best Diet Plans for Type 2 Diabetes

    Looking to lose weight and get your blood sugar under control? There are many popular programs to choose from. "The more weight you lose, the more you'll improve your levels; but how you do it is largely up to you," says Michael Dansinger, MD, director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medic

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  3. Best Type 2 Diabetes Strategies for Women

    Losing weight can turn your type 2 diabetes around. You might end up needing less medicine for it, or maybe even none at all. Follow these experts' tips and get ready to win at losing. Like most Americans, this probably isn't the first time you've tried to lose weight. But experience isn't always a

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  4. How Not to Lose Weight With Type 2 Diabetes

    Whether you've been trying to slim down for a while, or your doctor has recently urged you to do so to help control your diabetes, you understand that the stakes are high. Not only will losing weight help you look and feel better, but it can improve your blood sugar levels and, in some cases, you ma

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  5. Diabetes and Food: 5 Myths and Facts

    Eating well when you have diabetes can feel challenging, but the reason may not be what you think. It's not just about temptation or willpower. The real issue may be misinformation. You can make smart choices without giving up all your favorite foods. You just need to know the truth behind these com

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  6. Tips for Treating Diabetes With Insulin

    When you first start taking insulin, you may have some concerns about the impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep these simple guidelines in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say

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  7. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

    If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may be worried about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are a few tips that can help make your new insulin schedule go more smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you

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  8. How to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes Complications

    Having diabetes doesn't automatically put you on the road to complications like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can keep your risk for these conditions low. "Complications are not inevitable," says Robert E. Ratner, MD, chief scientific a

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  9. Insulin Delivery Systems: An Overview

    You need insulin to control your diabetes. But there are a few decisions you and your doctor still need to make, including how that insulin is delivered. Insulin delivery options include pens, syringes, pumps, jet injectors, and even an inhaler. "Very often the choice is determined by what their ins

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  10. New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, you’ll want to know about some new, high-tech gadgets and tools designed to help you keep track of what you eat, your blood sugar levels, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include: Phone, tablet, or computer apps where you log your blood sugar or f

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