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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Diabetes and Holiday Stress

      The holidays are right around the corner, and they often come with a heaping helping of stress. That extra tension can seriously affect your blood sugar, experts say, in at least two significant ways. 1. Hormonal changes. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormones, and the release of stress-related hormon

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    4. 4 Ways to Conquer Your Inner Critic With Diabetes

      You know how to eat and exercise to stay healthy with diabetes. The problem is, you don't always do what you know you should, right? Before your plans for staying healthy go off the rails, you can spot early signs of self-sabotage: procrastination, self-defeating behavior, fear, and perfectionism. R

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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