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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    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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