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    1. Type 2 Diabetics Still Face Elevated Death Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has made tremendous progress in prolonging the lives of people with type 2 diabetes. But, the prognosis still remains poor for patients who don't keep their blood sugar levels under control, according

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    2. Top Strategies for Dieting With Diabetes

      A. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a big improvement in diabetes. Trimming just 5% to 10% of your body weight will help you feel better, gain more control over the condition, and reduce the amount of medicines you take. And if you can lose weight within 5 years of getting diagnosed, yo

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    3. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

      Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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    4. Smart Moves: Exercise Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

      Exercise is a powerful way to take charge of your diabetes. Your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels stay on track, and insulin works better. But to exercise safely, you need to take a few precautions. Certified fitness trainer Jeanette DePatie weighs in with some facts about what to

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    5. Less Stress Can Help Lower Blood Sugar

      You don't need to be a research scientist to understand that emotional turmoil can wreak havoc on your physical health. Ongoing stress causes even more serious trouble: It can make you more likely to get conditions ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to ulcers, and can worsen these ailments if you alr

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    6. Your Turn: Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

      Is type 2 diabetes reversible? With diet, exercise, and weight loss, some people can restore their blood sugar and insulin to normal levels, so they no longer need medication. Not everyone can do this -- it depends on how long you've had the disease, how severe it is, and your genes. Many people who

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    7. How Should I Take Insulin to Help Manage Diabetes?

      Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, the chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, answers a common question: Q. How can insulin help manage diabetes, and how should I take it? A. The goal in taking insulin is to control blood sugar. When blood sugar is well controlled, you can prevent diabetes complicati

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    8. Healthy Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

      Staying healthy with type 1 diabetes means sticking to a routine of smart habits, says Shannon Knapp, RN, CDE, manager of diabetes education at Cleveland Clinic. Knapp, who was diagnosed with the disease at age 13, offers these tips. Move more, but be patient. Physical activity can lower your blood

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    9. Are Negative Thoughts Taking Over Your Mind?

      "What good is losing a couple of pounds? I need to lose 50!" "I never manage to get to the gym. It's useless!" "I just don't have enough willpower to stick to healthy eating." Do these sound like things you've said to yourself lately? Negative self-talk is something everyone does. But for people wit

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    10. Brush Up on Dental Care for Diabetes

      You've no doubt heard this advice for keeping your mouth healthy your entire life: Brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. "These are things that all of us should be doing," says Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "But it's even mor

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