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  1. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

    Diabetic ketoacidosis starts with higher ketone levels and could become life-threatening. It can happen when your blood sugar is too high for too long.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

    Exercise is key to lifetime management of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about exercising the right way.

  3. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, you might also suffer from peripheral neuropathy. WebMD tells you more about managing the pain with diet and exercise.

  4. Eye Care for People With Diabetes

    People with diabetes need to pay special attention to eye care. WebMD gives tips on reducing the risk of serious vision problems.

  5. Diagnosis of Diabetes

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.

  6. Diabetes Drugs

    The experts at WebMD provide a list of common diabetes drugs.

  7. Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, and Your Feet

    Peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes can be a big problem for your feet. Find out from the experts at WebMD how to prevent foot problems with proper foot care.

  8. The Truth About Sweets and Diabetes

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  9. Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

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  10. Safe Exercise After an Organ Transplant

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People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.

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