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  1. Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

    Taking care of your diabetes is a daily necessity, but it doesn't have to be complicated or difficult. WebMD tells you how to manage your diabetes with a few small steps.

  2. Retinopathy, Diabetic

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Retinopathy, Diabetic 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Diabetes: Tips for a Healthy Mouth

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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. ...

  7. Diabetes and Exercise: Ideas to Get You Moving

    Exercise is essential for people with diabetes -- and it doesn't have to hurt. Read tips for getting started and sticking with an exercise plan.

  8. Managing Diabetes Through 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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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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