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    1. Treating Diabetes With Insulin

      When you start taking insulin, you may be concerned about its impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep some simple thoughts in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say, "I'm eating b

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    2. The Best Delivery Systems for Insulin Treatments

      Diabetes keeps your body from using insulin correctly -- or in the case of type 1 diabetes, making insulin. Insulin treatments can control your diabetes safely and easily. They can also give your body the blood sugar levels you need to stay healthy. You can’t take insulin as a pill. If you did, your

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    3. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

      If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may worry about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are things that can help it go smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you need to know about the different types of

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    4. Diabetes: How to Lower Your Risk of Complications

      A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can lower your risk for things like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. To lower your risk, control your: Blood sugar Blood pressure Cholesterol Follow a simple daily care plan to help keep complications away. Sticking your finger each day ca

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    5. Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

      You've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that's especially true when you have type 2 diabetes. A healthy breakfast can help you control your weight and keep your blood sugar stable, says Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, a Chicago-based certified diabetes educator. What should you pu

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    6. 9 Dos and Don'ts for Dieters

      Slimming down can help get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range. It might even cut down on or get rid of your need for medication. Easier said than done? Boost your odds of long-term success by following these expert tips. "Losing weight is more like a marathon than a sprint; you can't

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    7. How to Enjoy a Night on the Town

      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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    8. 9 Questions for People With Diabetes

      Recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? You know your medical team can help you stay healthy. But office visits can go by fast, and there may be several months between appointments. To make the most of face-to-face time with your doctor, you’ll want to be ready to answer her questions -- and g

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    9. Advances in Diabetes Treatment

      Diabetes treatment gets better every day. Scientists may be just a few years away from making an artificial pancreas that can detect and adjust your blood sugar (glucose) levels. In the meantime, new medications and insulin devices can make it easier and safer to live with diabetes. "We're getting m

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    10. Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

      It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the

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