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  1. Understanding Diabetes -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    WebMD's comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

  2. Understanding Diabetes -- the Basics

    WebMD's guide to diabetes, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

  3. Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot for Diabetes

    WebMD provides a step-by-step guide on giving yourself insulin injections if you have diabetes.

  4. When Someone You Love Has Diabetes

    WebMD looks at ways caregivers can help a person with diabetes manage the illness and find emotional support.

  5. Caring for Your Feet With Diabetes

    WebMD offers tips for caring for your feet if you have diabetes.

  6. 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.

  7. Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes

    Being able to read and understand food and nutrition labels is essential, especially for those with diabetes. WebMD explains how to interpret the Nutrition Facts label on your packaged foods.

  8. How to Plan a Pregnancy When You Have Diabetes

    If you have diabetes and are planning to get pregnant, you will want to make lifestyle changes and your doctor will want to perform certain tests to make sure you don't put yourself or your future child at risk. WebMD explains.

  9. Types of Insulin for Diabetes Treatment

    WebMD gives you the facts on the many forms of insulin used to treat diabetes.

  10. Is it OK to Strength Train If I Have Diabetes?

    If you have diabetes, you might want to consider strength training. Find out what it can do for you.

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