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  1. Diabetes and Your Weight: Healthy Weight Loss Tips

    For people with diabetes, losing weight improves blood sugar levels, helps with weight loss, and may allow for a reduction in medications. WebMD tells you how to start a program that will work for you.

  2. Quick and Healthy Meals for People With Diabetes

    WebMD offers four tips for healthy eating for diabetes, followed by recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  3. Manage Diabetes With Stress Reduction

    Stress is bad for diabetes management, so try these stress reduction tips from WebMD to help keep your blood sugar and weight in check.

  4. Diabetes and Exercise: What's Stopping You?

    A look at six obstacles to exercise when you have diabetes, and how to get motivated to move.

  5. Why Organ Transplants Can Lead to Diabetes

    Getting an organ transplant can save your life. Sometimes, it can also lead to type 2 diabetes.

  6. Diabetes Prevention Program

    WebMD looks at the Diabetes Prevention Program, a major research study aimed at discovering whether diet, exercise, or the drug metformin could prevent type 2 diabetes in those with prediabetes.

  7. What Are Insulin Pumps?

    Learn when and why an insulin pump would be used to help treat diabetes.

  8. Get Support for Your Type 2 Diabetes

    As with any chronic illness, dealing with diabetes can be stressful. But you can learn to cope with the help of your health care team, family, friends, therapy, and support groups and organizations.

  9. Islet Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes

    The experts at WebMD explain how islet cell transplantation can be used to treat type 1 diabetes.

  10. The Link Between Stroke and Diabetes

    Diabetes greatly increases the risk of stroke. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of stroke.

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