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    1. Life With Insulin Injections

      At first, the thought of using insulin to control diabetes can seem overwhelming. How can you learn when you need injections? How will the shots impact your job, social life, and hobbies like sports or traveling? The truth is that most insulin users can do just about anything they want. Once you get

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    2. How to Eat on the Go When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

      Since you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably got your carb counting down at home, and a good idea of what to eat to keep your blood sugar steady. Picking meals and snacks on the go may seem more random, but there are healthy options in every situation. You just have to know what to look for, wher

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    3. More Than Medicine: The Secrets to Diabetes Success

      Four years ago, David Chu, 68, began to notice that he felt tired throughout the day -- sometimes exhausted. So he mentioned it to his doctor, and after a round of blood tests, he found out the reason: He had diabetes. Chu’s mother had also had the disease, so he knew the stakes right away. “It was

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    4. How Does Food Affect Your Blood Sugar?

      When you have diabetes, your blood sugar level reflects the foods you choose. "For over a year, my sugar ran from 250 to 350 every day," writes WebMD Diabetes community member chui55. After switching from chips and sweets to fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, "my sugar is ranging between 110 and 18

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    5. Do Insulin Shots Make You Squeamish?

      Injecting yourself with insulin several times a day to manage your diabetes might be easier than you think. Follow these expert steps to minimize the pain and calm your fears. Most people are nervous but soon realize they can handle it. "The anticipation is much worse than the actual injections," sa

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    6. Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

      Expert Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Q: What is prediabetes, and how can I stop it from becoming full-blown diabetes? A: Prediabetes means your blood sugar (glucose) level is above normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

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    7. 5 Must-Have Tools to Measure Your Blood Sugar

      If you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need some supplies to help you manage your blood sugar. These include: This device, also called a glucose meter or monitor, measures how much sugar (or glucose) is in a drop of your blood. It can tell you when your sugar is too low or too hi

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    8. Diabetes News Roundup

      Good Egg Want your salad to pack a powerful punch? Top a mix of vegetables with whole eggs. A colorful salad gives you a good mix of carotenoids, nutrients that lower inflammation and help the body detoxify. And cooked whole eggs may help the body absorb those nutrients. Researchers measured the car

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    9. 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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    10. 'How I Took Control of My Diabetes'

      I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when I was 35 -- I’m 40 now -- and I have a strong family history of the disease. My late mom had it. Her sister and my two brothers have it, and my brothers have had extensive complications from diabetes. Hearing what they’ve gone through is scary. After I was d

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