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  1. Herbs for Diabetes

    July 31, 2000 -- When 40-something Jeff Cottingham was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, his doctor immediately started him on drugs to control his blood sugar. But Cottingham worried. Some drugs for diabetes can have dangerous side effects. In a striking example, on March 21, 2000, the U.S. Food and

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  2. Traveling Safely With Diabetes

    On a trekking expedition in Europe, a young man with diabetic neuropathy -- nerve damage in legs, feet, and hands related to diabetes -- develops ulcers on his feet while hiking through wet farmland. Moisture contaminated with bacteria is absorbed through the ulcers, causing an acute infection. The

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  3. Sweet Holiday News for People With Diabetes

    Many people find it hard to refuse the onslaught of sweet and creamy temptations during the holiday season. Diabetics, who must watch their sugar intake, are no different. They may say "No, thank you" to the department-store Santa offering a candy cane, but then succumb to the pumpkin pie, Grandma's

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  4. Rate Your Nerve Pain

  5. Diabetes: Tips for Daily Foot Care

    Take care of your feet every day and you'll prevent diabetes-related complications before they start.

  6. 4 Systems for Diabetes Meal Planning

    Meal plans can help you eat a balanced diabetes diet, keeping your blood sugar under control.

  7. Stock Your Kitchen for Diabetes Health

    Have diabetes? Here are key foods to stock for healthy cooking and snacks.

  8. Weight Loss

    Weight Loss

  9. Keys for Success

    Keys for Success

  10. Diabetes: 5 Steps to Total Body Care

    Prevent serious diabetes-related complications with these 5 steps to daily self-care.

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