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Diabetes Health Center

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  1. Smart Testing Can Help You Control Your Diabetes

    Testing your blood sugar is a basic part of life for most people with diabetes. The numbers tell you and your health care team if your condition is under control. Still, for such a simple concept, it raises many questions. How often should you test? What time of the day should you do it? You and you

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  2. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

    Pain. Tingling. Numbness. If you have a type of nerve damage from diabetes called diabetic peripheral neuropathy, chances are you've experienced these symptoms, especially in your hands and feet. The discomfort can affect your mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. Prescription medications can he

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  3. Find the Right Shoes for Diabetes

    When he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 at age 23, Patrick Marshall was not all that surprised. His father had diabetes; so did his grandfather. He knew that exercise was key to keeping his blood glucose in check. So he started a walking routine that, along with a healthy diet, helped him to get

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  4. 6 Ways to Control Type 2 Diabetes

    Last year during a physical, Lauren Crim of Richwood, TX, got a diagnosis she wasn’t expecting: type 2 diabetes. She had no symptoms, so the news threw her for a loop. “I was devastated,” she says. “My grandmother had diabetes, and I saw her go through major health struggles because of it.” After se

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  5. Weight and Diabetes: Lose Pounds to Lower Your Risk

    If you’re overweight, you’ve probably thought about shedding some pounds. If you have diabetes or are at risk for getting it, you should stop thinking and start doing -- now. Why? Because excess weight puts a strain on your body in all sorts of ways. “If I suddenly take a bunch of gravel and throw i

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  6. Sleep and Diabetes: The Secret Link

    Researchers are studying the link between shut-eye and diabetes. What they’re finding is that how you sleep -- how well, how little, or how long -- can help determine whether you get the disease or not. One recent study found that too much sleep can put you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes. The C

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  7. Diabetes & Diet: 7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar

    When you have type 2 diabetes, what you eat can help you control your blood sugar, stave off hunger, and feel full longer. “Diabetes is when your blood sugar or glucose levels are higher than normal. It’s carbohydrate foods like breads, cereals, rice, pasta, fruits, milk, and desserts that can cause

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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. Top Strategies for Dieting With Diabetes

    A. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a big improvement in diabetes. Trimming just 5% to 10% of your body weight will help you feel better, gain more control over the condition, and reduce the amount of medicines you take. And if you can lose weight within 5 years of getting diagnosed, yo

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  10. Straight Talk About Diabetes

    "Should you be eating that?" "I found this article online, and it says that people with diabetes need to ..." "Have you tested your blood sugar today?" If you have diabetes, you've probably heard questions and comments like these at least once from some friends and family members -- the people who s

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