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    1. Do You Make Good Food Choices?

      Holiday buffets are notorious diet-wreckers. And when you have diabetes, a table piled with high-carb, high-fat treats is a blood-sugar disaster waiting to happen. WebMD diabetes community member max9821 avoids weight gain and sugar swings by planning ahead and brown-bagging meals. "I make sure I ha

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    2. Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others

      I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old -- 42 years ago -- and back then we didn’t have many tools to manage the disease. It was basically "take your one shot of insulin per day and hope for the best." And that was pretty much how I managed diabetes. I was a sophomore in college

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    3. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?

      Q&A with Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, professor of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Q. How does type 2 diabetes affect memory? A. Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. They're also

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    4. Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

      Diabetes gives you a good reason to pamper your skin. You're more prone to problems like dryness when you have the disease. And because diabetes raises your chances of infections, even a minor skin condition can become a more serious problem. This guide will fill you in on common skin issues you mig

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    5. Healthy Holiday Appetizers

      'Tis the season for socializing! Beyond the major holidays, your calendar is likely packed with office parties, neighborhood open houses, and family get-togethers … and your regular eating schedule is apt to get thrown out of whack. But with these tips -- and some new veggie-based appetizer recipes

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    6. The Dos and Don'ts of Diabetes Care

      If you recently found out you have diabetes, these tips will help you get a handle on caring for yourself. Know the basics. It will help you a lot to have a firm grasp on what causes diabetes, what measures you should take to manage it, and what can help you avoid related health problems. Ask your d

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    7. How to Handle a Cold or Flu -- With Diabetes

      You're new to diabetes, but you feel you're keeping it under control. Then, bam! You get sick. Diabetes can be tricky when you're under the weather. But if you let your blood sugar get out of whack, you'll feel worse. If you come down with a cold, fever, or flu this winter, you'll be back on your fe

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    8. Don't Take a Holiday From Fitness

      Yes, it's easy to slip out of your fitness routine during the holidays. But staying active is key for managing diabetes. Regular exercise can lower your blood sugar levels and improve how your body uses insulin, says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, a certified diabetes educator and personal trainer. Try the

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    9. Daytime Napping Linked to Diabetes Risk

      Sept. 18, 2015 -- Being sleepy and taking long naps during the day are both tied to worse odds of getting type 2 diabetes, a new review suggests. Researchers from the University of Tokyo analyzed 10 studies from countries around the world, which included data on 261,365 participants. They found that

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    10. Type 2 Diabetes and Weight-Loss Surgery Decision

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients with type 2 diabetes might reap greater health-care savings after weight-loss surgery than obese patients without diabetes, researchers say. Most health-care systems use a high body mass index (BMI) to

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