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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 5 Tips to Get Your Diabetes Under Control

      Controlling your diabetes is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly challenge, but the effort is worth it. Right away you'll feel better and have more energy.The payoff? You'll live better longer with less risk of problems from diabetes like heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, even blindness. The

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    6. Diabetes and Wounds: Caring for Sores

      When you have diabetes, it's vital to treat foot injuries right away. Even minor wounds can turn into serious foot ulcers, which can cost you a foot -- or an entire leg -- if you don’t care for them quickly and thoroughly. These easy steps can prevent problems down the road. Common Causes What you p

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    7. 3 Diabetes Tests You Must Have

      Mike Ellis was fly fishing when he first noticed a change in his vision. Ellis, an avid angler, had so much trouble focusing he struggled for 20 minutes before he was finally able to get a fly on his hook, something he'd done countless times over many years of fly fishing. Then, after casting his li

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    8. Stock Your Kitchen for Diabetes Health

      Eating healthy, balanced meals is the key to managing your diabetes. Good nutrition not only helps you control your blood sugar levels, but it also lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol and keeps cravings at bay. When you have the right foods on hand, it’s much easier to stick to a healthy meal

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    9. 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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    10. 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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