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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Smart Moves: Exercise Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

      Exercise is a powerful way to take charge of your diabetes. Your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels stay on track, and insulin works better. But to exercise safely, you need to take a few precautions. Certified fitness trainer Jeanette DePatie weighs in with some facts about what to

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    9. Less Stress Can Help Lower Blood Sugar

      You don't need to be a research scientist to understand that emotional turmoil can wreak havoc on your physical health. Ongoing stress causes even more serious trouble: It can make you more likely to get conditions ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to ulcers, and can worsen these ailments if you alr

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    10. Your Turn: Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

      Is type 2 diabetes reversible? With diet, exercise, and weight loss, some people can restore their blood sugar and insulin to normal levels, so they no longer need medication. Not everyone can do this -- it depends on how long you've had the disease, how severe it is, and your genes. Many people who

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