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  1. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Children?

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

  2. 6 Strategies to Control Diabetes

    You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. Now what? Learn more about managing the disease so that you can live a long, healthy life.

  3. Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To

    Skin problems are common in people with diabetes, and WebMD gives you pointers for protecting yourself.

  4. Foot Care for Diabetes

    Foot care tips for people with diabetes.

  5. Diabetes and Your Skin

    Skin problems are common among people with diabetes. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various skin conditions that can arise if blood sugars are not under control.

  6. How Weight Loss Surgery Helps 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.

  7. Care of Your Skin When You Have Diabetes - Topic Overview

    If high blood sugar levels have damaged nerves that go to your skin, you may sweat less, and your skin may become dry and cracked. Damaged skin becomes infected more easily when you have diabetes. To prevent skin problems and allow for early treatment of any problems that develop, each day:Inspect your skin, especially on your feet, between your toes, and around your fingernails and toenails. Watch for redness, cuts, scrapes, calluses, or blisters.Keep your skin folds—such as in your groin or under your breasts—dry. Moist areas increase the risk of infection.Dry the area between your toes well after bathing.Use a bath soap that has a moisturizer added. Use soap only as needed (on your feet, underarms, and groin). Avoid using deodorant soaps and antibacterial soaps, which may dry your skin.If your skin is dry, do not use bubble baths. Use a bath oil instead.To prevent dryness and injury:Use a home humidifier during cold weather and in dry climates.Use a moisturizer after you bathe,

  8. Diabetes: Steps for Foot-Washing - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet

  9. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder commonly caused by diabetes.

  10. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

    What is prediabetes?Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. It is a warning sign that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body does not make enough of the hormone insulin or does not respond to it properly. Over time, ...

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