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  1. Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c)

    Glycohemoglobin is a blood test that measures the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to hemoglobin. Normally, only a small percentage of hemoglobin in the blood (4% to 6%) has glucose bound to it.

  2. Traveling With Diabetes

    Tips for traveling with diabetes that will help you stay well and enjoy your time away.

  3. Diabetes Exercise Checklist

    Exercise is a cornerstone of diabetes care, but it’s important to plan your diabetes fitness program carefully. This diabetes exercise checklist will help you cover the bases.

  4. 12 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes

    Eating a proper diet is key to gaining control over diabetes. Here are 12 tips to help you prepare healthful, diabetes-friendly dinners, even when you're pressed for time.

  5. Diabetes in Men

    Type 2 diabetes -- once called "adult onset diabetes" -- is on the rise, especially among men. Here’s an overview of the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.

  6. What to Ask Your Doctor About Insulin

    WebMD provides a handy list of questions to ask your doctor about taking insulin.

  7. 10 Diabetes Diet Myths

    WebMD debunks 10 common myths about diabetes and diet.

  8. Alternative Treatments for Diabetes Nerve Pain

    Peripheral neuropathy is nerve pain that can be caused by diabetes but it might be eased with alternative treatments like acupuncture, mediation, hypnosis, and relaxation techniques.

  9. Diabetes in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a Child

    Your child needs to know when his or her blood sugar level is outside the target range. Fortunately, your child's blood sugar level can be checked anywhere and anytime by using a home blood sugar (glucose) meter. Blood sugar meters give results in less than a minute.Knowing your child's blood sugar level helps you treat low or high blood sugar before it becomes an emergency. It also helps you ...

  10. Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs

    Carbohydrate counting is the best way to help control your blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes.Key pointsCarbohydrate counting helps you determine the amount of sugar and starch (carbohydrate) in the foods you eat. This is important because carbohydrate affects your blood sugar more than fats or proteins.Carbohydrate counting involves learning how to spread out the amount of ...

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