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  1. Glucose Meters: What's on the Horizon?

    If you've got diabetes, regular blood glucose (sugar) testing is a fact of life. And getting your all-important glucose level has become easier. Today's glucose meters are more sensitive, and require less blood -- which likely equates with less pain. That advance has been a big one for people with d

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  2. Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

    Healthy eating tips for people with type 2 diabetes.

  3. Stress and Diabetes

    It's hard to dispute that most of us live life at breakneck speed. It's the nature of a fast-paced society, where numerous family, social, and work obligations can easily overpower your precious time and resources. But for people with diabetes, both physical and emotional stress can take a greater t

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  4. Expert advice on planning a fitness routine for people with diabetes.

  5. Maggots, Worms: Scary Medicine Goes Mainstream

    It's the stuff of horror movies -- blood-sucking leeches, flesh-eating maggots, and venomous lizards. It may sound like voodoo medicine, but these "new" treatments have some amazing healing powers. Leeches have been granted new-found respect. Medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) are blood-sucking

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  6. Living With Type 2 Diabetes Is Family Affair

    To change the world is to change the family. -- psychologist Virginia Satir Aug. 2, 2004 -- The world changes for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It means big changes for their families, too. How well families cope with these changes can mean the difference between rapidly worsening disease a

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  7. Type 1 Diabetes Prevention

    If you don't smoke cigarettes, you greatly reduce your risk for lung cancer and emphysema. If you maintain a healthy weight, eat a moderate diet, and get regular exercise, you greatly increase the chance that you'll have a healthy heart. But if you're at risk for developing type 1 diabetes due to a

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  8. Islet Cell Transplant: Still Promising?

    Although the name may conjure images of wind-swept outcroppings off the northern coast of Scotland, the islets of Langerhans, or "beta-islet cells of the pancreas" as they are more commonly called, are the body's natural store of insulin-secreting cells. It is these cells that are destroyed or sever

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  9. Glucose Testing: After Meals?

    Every diabetic is familiar with fasting blood glucose tests. You don't eat for at least eight hours, you check your blood sugar, and by that, you establish what your baseline glucose is. This was at least the traditional idea of blood sugar testing. But given that most of us spend a lot of the day -

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  10. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

    The traditional medical approach to diabetes is simply to manage it after it has been diagnosed. Because there isn't a cure, the emphasis is on keeping blood sugars as close to normal as possible -- usually with exercise and weight loss coupled with medication -- and dealing with complications as th

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