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    1. 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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    2. Brush Up on Dental Care for Diabetes

      You've no doubt heard this advice for keeping your mouth healthy your entire life: Brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. "These are things that all of us should be doing," says Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "But it's even mor

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Gastric Surgery Helped a Family Overcome Diabetes

      Diabetes runs in my family -- everybody has it on my father's side -- so it didn't really come as a big surprise when I was diagnosed in 2000. I was 30 years old and pregnant with my first child. My baby was born at almost 11 pounds, which is typical of a mother with diabetes. With that first pregna

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    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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