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  1. Diabetes Support

    As with any chronic illness, dealing with diabetes can be stressful. But you can learn to cope with the help of your health care team, family, friends, therapy, and support groups and organizations.

  2. Diabetes and Organ Transplant

    The link between diabetes and organ transplants may be more complicated than you know. Learn more.

  3. Diabetes and the Insulin Pump

    Learn when and why an insulin pump would be used to help treat diabetes.

  4. Diabetes Prevention Program

    WebMD looks at the Diabetes Prevention Program, a major research study aimed at discovering whether diet, exercise, or the drug metformin could prevent type 2 diabetes in those with prediabetes.

  5. Diabetes Basics

    Learn the basics about all types of diabetes from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Islet Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes

    The experts at WebMD explain how islet cell transplantation can be used to treat type 1 diabetes.

  7. The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

    While there is no such thing as a diabetes diet, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind for keeping your blood sugar levels in check. WebMD provides an overview of how to eat if you have diabetes.

  8. Treatment Options for Diabetes

    Explore your options for diabetes control, from metformin to insulin and beyond. See the latest in diabetes treatments and tools you can use for blood sugar control.

  9. Carbohydrates, Fiber, and Diabetes

    Learn about carbohydrate counting and fiber intake for those with diabetes.

  10. Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    WebMD gives you the basics on type 2 diabetes in children, including prevention strategies and special concerns with teens.

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