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  1. When Someone You Love Has Diabetes

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

  2. Dental Problems and Diabetes

    Learn more from WebMD about how uncontrolled diabetes can lead to gum disease and infection.

  3. 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.

  4. Caring for Your Feet With Diabetes

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

  5. Traveling With Diabetes

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

  6. Preventing Diabetes Complications

    Understanding some common complications of diabetes can let you recognize the early warning signs and take action to prevent more serious problems.

  7. Natural Remedies for Type 2 Diabetes

    Are natural remedies safe and effective for treating type 2 diabetes? Read more about herbs, dietary supplements, acupuncture, biofeedback, and more.

  8. What Is Prediabetes?

    Prediabetes has no symptoms yet is usually present before a person develops type 2 diabetes. Find out if you're at risk for prediabetes.

  9. Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep

    People who have diabetes often have poor sleep problems. Find out why and what can be done about it.

  10. Skin Problems in Diabetes

    Learn more about the many common skin problems that can come with diabetes.

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