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  1. Travel Smart With Type 1 Diabetes

    You dream of a vacation -- spending a week on a beach, hiking in the mountains, or exploring a faraway city. If your trip involves a flight, you might wonder how type 1 diabetes will complicate the hassles of air travel. But if you plan well, diabetes doesn’t have to keep you grounded. True, flight

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Exercise and Diabetes: How a Trainer Can Help

    Being active can lower your blood sugar levels and keep your health on track. If you’re not sure where to begin, a personal trainer can pave the way. Choose one who has experience working with people with diabetes. You can find a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Condition

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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