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    1. Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests. Vegan diets are free of all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Instead, people g

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    2. High-Fiber Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows. "We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for lo

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    3. What to Eat to Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check

      You need to eat wisely to keep your diabetes in check. The key is to choose healthy foods and portion sizes so that you can control both your weight and blood sugar levels. The first step: Learn what’s good for you, says diabetes educator Emmy Suhl, RD, CDE, of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. “The

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    4. 5 Steps to Stop Prediabetes

      Have you or a family member just received a prediabetes diagnosis? This is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean diabetes will develop. You can take steps to turn things around. It's an opportunity to start lifestyle changes or treatments, and slow or even prevent diabetes, says Gregg

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    5. Exercise and Diabetes: How a Trainer Can Help

      Being active can lower your blood sugar levels and keep your health on track. If you’re not sure where to begin, a personal trainer can pave the way. Choose one who has experience working with people with diabetes. You can find a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Condition

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    6. Quick Quiz: Is Your Diabetes Under Control?

      It's important for you to track and manage your blood sugar levels, so you can keep your diabetes from getting worse. “Diabetes complications are preventable,” says WebMD Diabetes Community member NutriJoy, “but that requires a genuine commitment on your part to make whatever lifestyle changes are n

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    7. Travel Smart With Type 1 Diabetes

      You dream of a vacation -- spending a week on a beach, hiking in the mountains, or exploring a faraway city. If your trip involves a flight, you might wonder how type 1 diabetes will complicate the hassles of air travel. But if you plan well, diabetes doesn’t have to keep you grounded. True, flight

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    8. FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These prescription drugs are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)

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    9. Good-for-You Cookout Ideas

      Whether you fire up the grill or pack a picnic basket, summer meals offer a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy good food outdoors. How can you make your cookouts and picnics healthier? Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, research scientist at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapol

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    10. Simple Steps for Diabetes Foot Care

      You may not give your feet much thought, but when you have diabetes, they deserve your full attention.  Over time, high blood sugar can damage nerves in the feet, causing you to lose sensation. It's a condition called neuropathy, says podiatrist Robert W. Herpen, DPM, assistant professor at Temple U

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