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  1. Diabetes: Items You Need to Manage Your Health

    If you or a loved one has diabetes, it's important to have diabetes essentials on hand. Use this list from WebMD to gather what you need in case of emergency.

  2. Managing Diabetes Through Stress Reduction

    Stress is bad for diabetes management, so try these stress reduction tips from WebMD to help keep your blood sugar and weight in check.

  3. Shoes and Diabetes: What's on Your Feet Matters

    Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy, can lessen your ability to feel pain, especially in your feet. It's important to inspect your feet daily and choose your shoes wisely.

  4. Diabetes and Exercise: What's Stopping You?

    A look at six obstacles to exercise when you have diabetes, and how to get motivated to move.

  5. Diabetes and Eye Care

    People with diabetes have a higher risk of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy. Find out what you can do to lower your risk.

  6. Diabetes and Mouth Problems: What You Should Know

    Not only are people with diabetes more likely to have gum disease, but serious gum disease may make it harder to control blood sugar. Learn more about signs of gum disease -- and lowering your risk for it.

  7. Healthy Eating With Diabetes: Your Menu Plan

    The same foods that help everyone stay healthy will help you keep your blood sugar under control. Try these recipes for healthy eating.

  8. Quick and Healthy Meals for People With Diabetes

    WebMD offers four tips for healthy eating for diabetes, followed by recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  9. Diabetes & Your Feet: Dos and Don'ts of Foot Care

    Use this checklist from WebMD to help prevent foot problems when you have diabetes.

  10. Diabetes and Exercise: Ideas to Get You Moving

    Exercise is essential for people with diabetes -- and it doesn't have to hurt. Read tips for getting started and sticking with an exercise plan.

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