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  1. 6 Strategies to Control Diabetes

    You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. Now what? Learn more about managing the disease so that you can live a long, healthy life.

  2. Foot Care for Diabetes

    Foot care tips for people with diabetes.

  3. Diabetes and Your Skin

    Skin problems are common among people with diabetes. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various skin conditions that can arise if blood sugars are not under control.

  4. Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To

    Skin problems are common in people with diabetes, and WebMD gives you pointers for protecting yourself.

  5. How Weight Loss Surgery Helps Type 2 Diabetes

    Here's information you can use to talk with your doctor about how weight loss surgery -- like gastric bypass and gastric banding -- can help people manage type 2 diabetes.

  6. C-Peptide

    A C-peptide test measures the level of this peptide in the body. It is generally found in amounts equal to insulin.

  7. Blood Glucose

    A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrate foods.

  8. Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Don't Use Insulin

    Carbohydrate counting is a skill that can help you plan your diet to manage type 2 diabetes and control your blood sugar. This technique helps you determine the amount of sugar and starch (carbohydrate) in the foods you eat so you can spread carbohydrate throughout the day, preventing high blood sugar after meals. Carbohydrate counting gives you the flexibility to eat what you want and increases .

  9. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will use a medical history, physical examination, and blood glucose testing to determine whether you have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Blood glucose testing is usually done after fasting overnight for 8 hours. In some cases, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) may be done. For an OGTT your blood sugar is measured after fasting and then ...

  10. Prediabetes - Topic Overview

    What is prediabetes?Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. It is a warning sign that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body does not make enough of the hormone insulin or does not respond to it properly. Over time, ...

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