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  1. Central Diabetes Insipidus

    Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is a rare disorder characterized by excessive thirst (polydipsia) and excessive urination (polyuria). It is not related to the more common diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes),in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. CDI is a distinct disorder caused by complete or partial deficiency of the arginine protein,vasopressin (AVP),which is required ...

  2. Diabetes: Tips for a Healthy Mouth

    Try these tips to prevent gum disease and oral infections linked to diabetes.

  3. Diabetes and Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

    Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, but you can lower your risk a lot by following these 6 tips.

  4. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Diabetes Insipidus is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. Healthy Eating With Diabetes: Your Menu Plan

    The same foods that help everyone stay healthy will help you keep your blood sugar under control. Try these recipes for healthy eating.

  6. Exercising With Diabetes: Tips for Working Out

    Tips on safe, effective exercise when you have diabetes.

  7. 6 Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Your Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, try these six lifestyle changes to help control your blood sugars.

  8. Tips for Heart-Healthy Living With Diabetes

    Heart disease is a major complication of diabetes. Find out how watching your ABCs can help you lower your risk.

  9. Diabetes and Eye Care

    People with diabetes have a higher risk of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy. Find out what you can do to lower your risk.

  10. Diabetes: Items You Need to Manage Your Health

    If you or a loved one has diabetes, it's important to have diabetes essentials on hand. Use this list from WebMD to gather what you need in case of emergency.

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