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  1. Does Cinnamon Help Diabetes?

    WebMD looks at the possible benefits of cinnamon in managing diabetes.

  2. Gestagenic Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

    Gestagenic diabetes insipidus is a pregnancy-related condition with symptoms similar but unrelated to diabetes. WebMD explains its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

  3. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

    Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a kidney-related condition that causes excessive thirst and urination. WebMD explains its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  4. Diabetes Care in Special Situations

    Learn more from WebMD about controlling your diabetes when you're ill, you're traveling, and during holidays.

  5. Diabetes Testing

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes -- and the tests you should have if you've been diagnosed with diabetes.

  6. Gestational Diabetes

    Get the basics from WebMD about gestational diabetes, including causes and diagnosis.

  7. Glossary of Diabetes Terms

    Can't keep track of all the terms related to diabetes? WebMD provides a glossary that tells you what you need to know, from A to Z.

  8. Managing Stress When You Have Diabetes

    It's essential to manage stress -- even more so if you live with diabetes. WebMD offers tips for coping with everyday stressors.

  9. Depression and Diabetes

    Learn more from WebMD about the link between diabetes and depression.

  10. Risk Factors for Diabetes

    Many people don't know they have diabetes or at risk of developing it. WebMD explains the risk factors for type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

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