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    1. How to Protect Your Kidneys When You Have Diabetes

      When you have diabetes, it's key to take care of your kidneys. They do an important job filtering waste and removing it from your blood. Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and cause them to stop working. It's the main cause of kidney failure. With diabetes, you have high blood sugar. Those high levels ma

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    2. How Diabetes Affects a Woman's Sexual Health

      Sex is good for diabetes. It's good for your heart and blood flow, helps you sleep, and boosts your mood. If you have diabetes and have had painful sex or trouble getting aroused, though, sex may not seem too sexy. About 35% of women with diabetes seem to have sexual issues. That doesn't mean you ha

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    3. Better Sex With Diabetes

      Diabetes doesn't have to feel like a third -- and unwanted -- party in bed. You can deal with things like low blood sugar, vaginal dryness, or erection problems by looking at them as hurdles you can overcome, instead of roadblocks that put a stop to sex. Planning ahead can ease some of the challenge

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    4. Sex and Diabetes: Erectile Dysfunction Fixes

      When you think of what it means to have diabetes, "great sex" may not come to mind. But it could.   "Someone who has diabetes should be able to enjoy sex as much and as regularly as someone who doesn't have it," says David G. Marrero, PhD, president of health care and education at the American Diabe

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    5. Scratches, Scrapes, Cuts, and Diabetes

      If you have diabetes, your eyes might be your best medicine when it comes to protecting your skin. Act quickly to treat any small cut, scrape, or scratch to make sure it heals properly, says James L. Roth, MD. He's a family physician in Johns Creek, GA. Check your body daily for even small wounds so

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    6. Spa Safety for People With Diabetes

      What’s more relaxing than soaking your feet and getting a pedicure? If you have diabetes, you'll have more peace of mind if you take precautions to avoid nicks or cuts on your skin at the spa or salon. You'll also lower your odds of getting an infection. “Your blood flow is reduced, and even a small

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    7. How Diabetes Can Aggravate Common Skin Issues

      When you have diabetes, take extra care of your skin, since it can be affected by the condition in unexpected ways.  Here's help for several issues, from itching and dryness to wrinkles. If you have dry skin, diabetes can make it worse. That's because high blood sugar can make you have to pee often,

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    8. Women and Prediabetes: Could It Happen to You?

      High scores for credit ratings, football games, and SATs are all good, but high blood sugar levels are no reason to celebrate. They're a sign of prediabetes. That's when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to mean a diabetes diagnosis. The number of Americans with predi

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    9. 6 Diabetes Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

      It takes work to manage your type 2 diabetes. That includes the little things you do every day, such as what you eat and how active you are. Start by avoiding these common mistakes. Your medical team is essential. But you're not in the doctor's office every day. “You are your own doctor 99.9% of the

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    10. Combination Therapy for Diabetes

      Many people with type 2 diabetes can manage their blood sugar levels with just diabetes pills and lifestyle changes. Others will also need to use injectable diabetes drugs. What's right for you? “The first principle is to make life as easy and therapy as effective as possible,” says Daniel Einhorn,

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