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  1. Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

    Here's information you can use to talk with your doctor about how weight loss surgery -- like gastric bypass and gastric banding -- can help people manage type 2 diabetes.

  2. Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    WebMD looks at continuous glucose monitors for diabetes -- how they work and who they can help.

  3. Diabetes and Eye Problems

    Learn more about diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems that can be a complication of diabetes.

  4. Safe Exercise After an Organ Transplant

    WebMD gives you tips on returning to exercise and an active lifestyle after your organ transplant.

  5. Diabetes Sick Days

    If you have diabetes and are sick with a cold, flu, or stomach bug, find out the steps to take to get well quickly and prevent complications.

  6. Causes and Treatments of Diabetic Retinopathy

    WebMD examines the causes and treatments of diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes that affects vision.

  7. Diabetic Retinopathy

    Learn more about diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness and a common complication of diabetes.

  8. Inhaled Insulin

    Inhaled insulin is another option for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. It works for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but you shouldn't use it if you smoke or have asthma or COPD.

  9. Alternative Treatments for Diabetes

    WebMD gives you information about the use of alternative treatments like herbs and supplements for diabetes.

  10. Can You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

    Changing lifestyle habits such as eating a healthier diet and increasing physical activity -- with or without weight loss -- goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

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