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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Get Fresh: Spring Veggie Recipes

      Fresh and vibrant spring vegetables -- and the dishes you make with them -- are a welcome change after winter's hearty fare. "Spring vegetables are younger and sweeter," says Keith T. Ayoob, EdD, a registered dietitian. They're also brimming with nutrition. Here are some of Ayoob's best tips for get

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    5. Healthy Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

      Staying healthy with type 1 diabetes means sticking to a routine of smart habits, says Shannon Knapp, RN, CDE, manager of diabetes education at Cleveland Clinic. Knapp, who was diagnosed with the disease at age 13, offers these tips. Move more, but be patient. Physical activity can lower your blood

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    6. Diabetes News Roundup

      Wine Not? A glass of wine could be just what the doctor ordered. In a study of 224 people with type 2 diabetes, one group had a glass of red with dinner every night. Another group had white, and the rest had water. Otherwise, their diet was the same. After 2 years, the red wine drinkers had higher "

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    7. Are Your Feet Ready for Spring?

      Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to release your toes from their winter slumber. With sandal season right around the corner, are your feet ready? You need to pay extra attention to your heels and toes when you have diabetes. The condition can leave your feet dry, cracked, and peeling. You

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    8. Smart Ways to Enjoy Carbs

      Confused about carbs? Chances are you either think they're the enemy, or you're not sure what they have to do with diabetes at all. Let's get one thing straight. Carbs are not off-limits. But too many -- especially the wrong kind -- can wreak havoc on your blood sugar. "Carbohydrates -- found in fru

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    9. How Should I Take Insulin to Help Manage Diabetes?

      Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, the chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, answers a common question: Q. How can insulin help manage diabetes, and how should I take it? A. The goal in taking insulin is to control blood sugar. When blood sugar is well controlled, you can prevent diabetes complicati

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    10. Are Negative Thoughts Taking Over Your Mind?

      "What good is losing a couple of pounds? I need to lose 50!" "I never manage to get to the gym. It's useless!" "I just don't have enough willpower to stick to healthy eating." Do these sound like things you've said to yourself lately? Negative self-talk is something everyone does. But for people wit

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