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  1. 5 Steps to Stop Prediabetes

    Have you or a family member just received a prediabetes diagnosis? This is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean diabetes will develop. You can take steps to turn things around. It's an opportunity to start lifestyle changes or treatments, and slow or even prevent diabetes, says Gregg

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  2. Diabetes Diet Success

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 4 years ago when I was 36. I noticed I'd get up to go to the bathroom a couple of times a night, something I'd never done before, and that was the trigger that something was wrong. My doctor ordered lab work, and then I knew. My grandmother had type 2 diabetes, m

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  3. Good-for-You Cookout Ideas

    Whether you fire up the grill or pack a picnic basket, summer meals offer a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy good food outdoors. How can you make your cookouts and picnics healthier? Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, research scientist at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapol

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  4. Do Insulin Shots Make You Squeamish?

    Injecting yourself with insulin several times a day to manage your diabetes might be easier than you think. Follow these expert steps to minimize the pain and calm your fears. Most people are nervous but soon realize they can handle it. "The anticipation is much worse than the actual injections," sa

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  5. 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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  6. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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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. 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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  9. 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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  10. A Going-Out Guide for People With Type 2 Diabetes

    Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest. You can eat, drink, and dance the night away, as long as you stay within healthy limits. "It's so important to enjoy life and not let diabetes drag you down," says Ja

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