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    1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes Complications

      WebMD provides you with 10 essential questions to ask your doctor about diabetes complications.

    2. 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.

    3. Could I Get Gestational Diabetes?

      WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose gestational diabetes.

    4. Diabetes and Pregnancy

      Managing a pregnancy if you have diabetes means carefully monitoring medications, diet, and your baby's size. WebMD explains how to keep yourself and your unborn baby healthy.

    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. Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To

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

    7. Foot Care for Diabetes

      Foot care tips for people with diabetes.

    8. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Topic Overview

      If your doctor suspects that you have prediabetes,he or she may ask the following questions about your family and medical history: Does your family have a history of type 2 diabetes or heart disease? Have you ever had gestational diabetes or delivered a baby that weighed more than 9 lb (4 kg) ? What medicines are you taking? Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension),high ...

    9. Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Diabetes is a complex,chronic disease that affects many body systems and requires treatment for the rest of your life. Because diabetes affects so many parts of your body,it has the potential to involve many medical specialists. You have a lot to learn about both your disease and how best to manage it. But you do not have to go through this process alone. Health professionals can help you ...

    10. Type 2 Diabetes - Topic Overview

      Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment when you have kidney failure. To keep up a regular dialysis schedule, you need a sturdy dialysis access where blood can flow in and out of the body. It must have a good, steady blood flow.Any type of dialysis access has some risk of failure. So it's important to always protect your access and be alert for signs of clotting or infection. Call your doctor right away about any signs of trouble. Make a habit of talking with your dialysis nurses and doctor about how well your access is doing.If your dialysis access fails, it will be repaired or replaced. You and your doctor will choose your next best option for dialysis access. What are the options for hemodialysis access?Permanent accessThere are two permanent access types:An arteriovenous (AV) graft is made by inserting a small tube between an artery and a vein, usually in the upper arm or forearm. A graft is a good choice if you have small veins or other problems. It can sometimes be used as soon as 1

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