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Diabetes Health Center

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  1. Blood Sugar Highs and Lows

    When you have type 2 diabetes, you want to avoid hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The words sound alike, but the two conditions are very different. What's hyperglycemia? It means high blood sugar. Blood sugar can run high when you eat too much. And "if you take diabetes medicine, you can get high blo

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  2. How to Prevent Kidney Disease

    You probably don't often think about your kidneys -- your body's filtration system -- but you need to protect them when you have diabetes. Why? "Three things can contribute to kidney disease. The first is high blood sugar," says Jason C. Baker, MD, endocrinologist and assistant professor of clinical

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  3. Plain Truth: Diabetes Myths Debunked

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases -- and one of the most misunderstood. "Even patients who do their best to be well-informed have misconceptions about the disease," says Fredric Kraemer, MD, professor of medicine at Stanford University. "Because diabetes is so prevalent, education

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  4. Have Diabetes? Make a Move

    Ready to get fit? It'll help you take charge of your diabetes, burn stress, and make you feel good. Once your doctor gives you the green light, the choice is yours. Pick an activity you'll enjoy, and follow these tips for success. Check your blood sugar (glucose) before and after exercise. "It's a m

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  5. Get Cart-Smart: Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

    You can eat well with type 2 diabetes when you make smart choices at the grocery store. So how do you reach the checkout with a cart full of healthy and tasty options? Two diabetes educators offer their tips. Enter with a plan. Before you hit the store, take 5 minutes to decide what meals you'll mak

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  6. Type 1 Diabetes: Are You as Smart as a 2nd Grader?

    All you really need to know about type 1 diabetes Eric Hamblin likely learned in kindergarten. This 8-year-old was diagnosed at 18 months of age, and he already has enough smarts to teach first-year med students a thing or two about the disease. “I just want to say one thing, and that’s you guys don

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  7. What to Eat to Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check

    You need to eat wisely to keep your diabetes in check. The key is to choose healthy foods and portion sizes so that you can control both your weight and blood sugar levels. The first step: Learn what’s good for you, says diabetes educator Emmy Suhl, RD, CDE, of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. “The

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  8. Good-for-You Cookout Ideas

    Whether you fire up the grill or pack a picnic basket, summer meals offer a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy good food outdoors. How can you make your cookouts and picnics healthier? Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, research scientist at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapol

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  9. How to Support a Loved One With Diabetes

    If your spouse or partner has diabetes, you may sometimes feel like you worry more about the condition and the care involved than he or she does. John Zrebiec, LICSW, director of behavioral health services at Joslin Diabetes Center, says he sees a lot of this. “You can cheerlead and encourage and su

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  10. Quick Quiz: Is Your Diabetes Under Control?

    It's important for you to track and manage your blood sugar levels, so you can keep your diabetes from getting worse. “Diabetes complications are preventable,” says WebMD Diabetes Community member NutriJoy, “but that requires a genuine commitment on your part to make whatever lifestyle changes are n

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