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    1. How to Support a Loved One With Diabetes

      If your spouse or partner has diabetes, you may sometimes feel like you worry more about the condition and the care involved than he or she does. John Zrebiec, LICSW, director of behavioral health services at Joslin Diabetes Center, says he sees a lot of this. “You can cheerlead and encourage and su

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    2. Types of Insulin Delivery Systems

      You need insulin to control your diabetes. But there are a few decisions you and your doctor still need to make, including how you take that insulin. The options include pens, syringes, pumps, jet injectors, and an inhaler. People often make their choice based on what their health insurance will cov

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    3. Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

      You know diet is a key part of diabetes care, but what kind of diet? A recent study found that a low-carb, low-calorie eating plan of about 1,400 calories per day helped control blood sugar better than a low-fat diet with the same number of calories. The low-carb diet, which contained less than 50 g

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

      You know diet is a key part of diabetes care, but what kind of diet? A recent study found that a low-carb, low-calorie diet of about 1,400 calories per day helped control blood sugar better than a low-fat diet with the same number of calories. The low-carb diet, which contained less than 50 grams of

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    9. 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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    10. 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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