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    1. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests. "Our major finding is we have linked

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    2. Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 perc

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    3. Food Eating Order May Affect Type 2 Blood Sugar

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests. The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was l

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    4. Have Diabetes? Make a Move

      Ready to get fit? It'll help you take charge of your diabetes, burn stress, and make you feel good. Once your doctor gives you the green light, the choice is yours. Pick an activity you'll enjoy, and follow these tips for success. Check your blood sugar (glucose) before and after exercise. "It's a m

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    5. Why Does Blood Sugar Spike in the Morning?

      Joan Bardsley, RN, CDE, is an assistant vice president at MedStar Health Research Institute. Q. Why does my blood sugar spike in the morning? A. There are many reasons for a high reading. First, look at food. What you ate the night before may be behind the blood sugar spike -- for example, if you at

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    6. Get Cart-Smart: Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

      You can eat well with type 2 diabetes when you make smart choices at the grocery store. So how do you reach the checkout with a cart full of healthy and tasty options? Two diabetes educators offer their tips. Enter with a plan. Before you hit the store, take 5 minutes to decide what meals you'll mak

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    7. Dinner in 30: Fast, Diabetes-Friendly Meals

      You want to serve up a healthy dinner, but the hectic crunch of weeknights can make it hard to muster anything more than a plate of spaghetti or some takeout. Good news: You can feed your family (or just yourself) a well-balanced, flavorful meal in less than 30 minutes with these tips. "Plan to be b

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    8. How to Prevent Kidney Disease

      You probably don't often think about your kidneys -- your body's filtration system -- but you need to protect them when you have diabetes. Why? "Three things can contribute to kidney disease. The first is high blood sugar," says Jason C. Baker, MD, endocrinologist and assistant professor of clinical

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    9. Rethink Your Diabetes 'Don't' List

      What David Marrero, PhD, remembers most about learning he had type 1 diabetes at the age of 25 were the can't-do's and never-mores. He assumed the disease meant a life of restriction -- no carefree eating, drinking, or random adventures. Or so he thought. Times have changed, and most "absolute prohi

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    10. 'How I Took Control of My Diabetes'

      I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when I was 35 -- I’m 40 now -- and I have a strong family history of the disease. My late mom had it. Her sister and my two brothers have it, and my brothers have had extensive complications from diabetes. Hearing what they’ve gone through is scary. After I was d

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