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    1. 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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    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. 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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    4. 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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    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. 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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    7. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?

      Q&A with Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, professor of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Q. How does type 2 diabetes affect memory? A. Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. They're also

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    8. Your Holiday Wellness Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

      What's the best way to manage your type 1 diabetes during the holiday frenzy? Slow down. Give yourself plenty of time to get your errands done. Eat the foods that make your holidays special, but be aware of what and how much you enjoy so you can adjust your insulin. While changes from the usual rout

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    9. Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

      Diabetes gives you a good reason to pamper your skin. You're more prone to problems like dryness when you have the disease. And because diabetes raises your chances of infections, even a minor skin condition can become a more serious problem. This guide will fill you in on common skin issues you mig

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    10. Diabetes News Roundup

      206: Number of calories a 50-year-old, 150-pound woman burns during 30 minutes of shoveling snow. A 200-pound man the same age burns 276 calories. Source: HealthStatus 15: Grams of sugar in a cup of homemade hot cocoa with whole milk. Source: USDA 14: Grams of sugar in an average candy cane. It also

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