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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Prediabetes: 7 Steps to Take Now

      Getting diagnosed with prediabetes is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean you will definitely get diabetes. There is still time to turn things around. “It’s an opportunity to initiate lifestyle changes or treatments, and potentially retard progression to diabetes or even prevent diab

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    8. Healthy Desserts for Your Diabetes Diet

      You might think a diabetes diagnosis means you’ll have to skip dessert forever. “Not so,” says Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, a certified diabetes educator at DuPage Medical Center in Chicago. “With a little planning, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar under control.” But jus

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    9. How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

      Want to get an extra boost from your meds? Make some healthy changes in your life, and the drugs you take will do a better job of bringing your type 2 diabetes under control. You might even be able to cut back on how much medicine you take -- or stop it altogether. Many people might be able to contr

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    10. How to Start (or Restart) an Exercise Program

      Just because exercise is a key way to manage your type 2 diabetes, it doesn't mean you have to get up at 5 a.m. and jog around your neighborhood. Start small and pick something you enjoy, like dancing, gardening, or even walking your dog. Then celebrate your successes. It's OK if you're starting bac

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