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  1. 4 Systems for Diabetes Meal Planning

    If you've got diabetes , the right meal plan can help you keep blood sugar under control. Fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products -- even sweets now and then -- all have a place in your plan. "A meal plan provides a specific approach to controlling blood sugar,"

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  2. Diabetes and Weight Loss: The Right Path

    Diabetes and weight loss: They're the yin and yang of optimal health. There's no question about it: If you're overweight and have type 2 diabetes, dropping pounds lowers your blood sugar, improves your health, and helps you feel better. But before you start a weight loss plan, it's important to work

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  3. 7 Healthy Diabetic Desserts for Your Diabetes Diet

    Chocolate mousse pies, parfaits, luscious cakes topped with fruit. If you have diabetes, you'll have to bid farewell to such desserts, right? Wrong, says Lara Rondinelli, RD, CDE, diabetes center coordinator at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. ''At diagnosis, people think that their life's

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  4. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

    For millions of people with diabetes, living with nerve pain means learning to improvise. Even the best medicines only cut nerve pain by about half, on average. And some people with diabetes might want to avoid the expense and potential side effects of additional prescription drugs. Not surprisingly

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  5. Expert Q&A: A Healthy Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

    Here's some good news: Healthy eating can have a dramatic impact on the symptoms and progression of type 2 diabetes and its frequent precursor, prediabetes. But the problem is that there's a lot of conflicting information out there. Just what does healthy eating with type 2 diabetes really mean? No

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  6. Randy Jackson Tackles Weight Loss, Diet, and Diabetes

    Randy Jackson’s struggle with obesity began as a child in Louisiana, with its super spicy, often super-fatty cuisine. Even as an adult, Jackson still doesn't dream of sugarplums at Christmastime. Instead, he dreams of waltzing andouille sausage and grits, jigging jambalaya, and shimmying beignets an

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  7. Diabetes Care: Managing Your Time When You Have Diabetes

    Sometimes, living with diabetes can seem like a full-time job -- trying to keep up with everything you need to do for proper diabetes care. "Diabetes is a very time-consuming disease to manage well," says Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, CDE, and former president of health care and education for the Americ

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  8. 3 Diabetes Tests You Must Have

    Even before you notice symptoms, high blood sugar can damage parts of your body. That's why certain diabetes tests to check blood sugar control and to catch problems early are so crucial. But many patients aren't getting key diabetes tests at least annually, such as the hemoglobin A1c test, a dilate

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  9. Five Ways to Control Type 2 Diabetes

    About two years ago, when Anne Tierney learned she had type 2 diabetes, it galvanized her. “My diagnosis came as a shock,” says Tierney, who was then about 40 pounds overweight. “I used to eat chocolate all the time. The day I was diagnosed, I quit.” She also consulted a nutritionist and hired a per

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  10. Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?

    Crocs -- those clog-like shoes in bright colors -- might not match everyone's idea of fashion, but fans swear by their comfort. And Croc lovers say they bring health benefits to the two extremities that carry us all to the places we go. Are Crocs really good for our feet? WebMD got some feedback fro

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