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    1. Test Your Blood Sugar to Help Tame Your Diabetes

      If you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about testing your blood sugar. Self-testing is important, because it's "the only way to know for sure whether diabetes is under control," says Pilar Murphy, PharmD, an assistant professor at Samford University's McWhor

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    2. Are Short Workouts Better for Your Blood Sugar?

      Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. A new study suggests that several shorter bouts of exercise, done before meals, can be good for blood sugar control. The results, published in Diabetologia, are from

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    3. Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes, Now What?

      If your child has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. You've just entered this new world of blood sugar checks, hemoglobin A1c levels, insulin shots, and finger pokes. "It will take a lot of education to learn how to manage the disease, bu

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    4. Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes

      Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But you can take action and lower your odds of getting vision problems, says Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, an endocrinologist at the University of Minnesota. What's the key to preserving your eye health? It's keeping your blood sugar and blo

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    5. How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

      Sloane Burwell, a WebMD.com community member, shares her story. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the day before Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I was 40 years old and making a career transition, from technology to food writing. Not only was the timing terrible, I felt like diabetes was going to destro

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    6. The Right Way to Lose Weight

      One of the best ways to manage diabetes is to lose extra weight. Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and you'll get your blood sugar levels more in check and feel better overall. Weight loss doesn't have to be dramatic for you to earn big results. "What we found in our research was t

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    7. Time for a Pantry Makeover?

      When was the last time you really took stock of your pantry? Harness the momentum of spring cleaning: Fling open your kitchen cupboards and freezer, and take a good look at the contents. A "clean" pantry isn't just tidy -- it's stocked with whole foods you can turn into healthy meals. These tips can

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    8. How to Count Carbs

      When you have diabetes, it’s important to balance your carbs with your medication. Have too many carbs and not enough medication and your blood sugar can soar. Too few carbs and too much medication and it can crash. Neither is good. Counting the carbs you eat at each meal or snack can help you balan

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    9. Diabetes and Your Brain

      Your brain is a finely tuned organ. But it’s sensitive to the amount of sugar, or glucose, it receives as fuel. Whether you have type 1 or type 2, both the high blood glucose of uncontrolled diabetes and the low blood glucose that sometimes comes with diabetes treatment can affect your brain. Some o

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    10. Top 10 Super-Foods for Type 2 Diabetes

      These 10 tried-and-true staples are win-win foods for people with type 2 diabetes: nutritious and delicious! Put them on your shopping list. Berries. A smart substitute when you need to limit candy, berries offer sweet flavor, few calories, and lots of fiber. Plus, they have antioxidants, chemicals

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