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Diabetes Health Center

Features Related to Diabetes

  1. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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  2. Top Strategies for Dieting With Diabetes

    A. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a big improvement in diabetes. Trimming just 5% to 10% of your body weight will help you feel better, gain more control over the condition, and reduce the amount of medicines you take. And if you can lose weight within 5 years of getting diagnosed, yo

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  3. Straight Talk About Diabetes

    "Should you be eating that?" "I found this article online, and it says that people with diabetes need to ..." "Have you tested your blood sugar today?" If you have diabetes, you've probably heard questions and comments like these at least once from some friends and family members -- the people who s

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  4. Tips to Get Your Type 2 Diabetes Under Control

    Some good habits will help you improve your life with diabetes. Make a date with a dietitian. "It's a myth that there's a one-size-fits-all diabetes diet," says Amy Campbell, RD, CDE, manager of clinical education programs at Joslin Diabetes Center. Your age, weight, activity level, and medications

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  5. What Dentists Know About Diabetes: Expert Q&A

    When you have diabetes, one of the best clues about your health stares you in the face when you look in the mirror every morning. The condition affects your teeth, gums, and general oral health in many ways. “If left untreated, diabetes can really take a toll on your mouth,” says Alice Boghosian, DD

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  6. How to Overcome Diabetes Burnout

    Let's be honest: The day-to-day routine of living with diabetes -- testing your blood sugar, taking medications, counting carbohydrates -- can wear a person out. Many people go through times when they feel frustrated or defeated by the disease. Some even choose to ignore parts (or all) of their trea

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  7. Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

    Diabetes gives you a good reason to pamper your skin. You're more prone to problems like dryness when you have the disease. And because diabetes raises your chances of infections, even a minor skin condition can become a more serious problem. This guide will fill you in on common skin issues you mig

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  8. Do You Make Good Food Choices?

    Holiday buffets are notorious diet-wreckers. And when you have diabetes, a table piled with high-carb, high-fat treats is a blood-sugar disaster waiting to happen. WebMD diabetes community member max9821 avoids weight gain and sugar swings by planning ahead and brown-bagging meals. "I make sure I ha

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  9. Healthy Holiday Appetizers

    'Tis the season for socializing! Beyond the major holidays, your calendar is likely packed with office parties, neighborhood open houses, and family get-togethers … and your regular eating schedule is apt to get thrown out of whack. But with these tips -- and some new veggie-based appetizer recipes

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  10. How to Handle a Cold or Flu -- With Diabetes

    You're new to diabetes, but you feel you're keeping it under control. Then, bam! You get sick. Diabetes can be tricky when you're under the weather. But if you let your blood sugar get out of whack, you'll feel worse. If you come down with a cold, fever, or flu this winter, you'll be back on your fe

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