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    1. Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes

      Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But you can take action and lower your odds of getting vision problems, says Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, an endocrinologist at the University of Minnesota. What's the key to preserving your eye health? It's keeping your blood sugar and blo

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    2. How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

      Sloane Burwell, a WebMD.com community member, shares her story. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the day before Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I was 40 years old and making a career transition, from technology to food writing. Not only was the timing terrible, I felt like diabetes was going to destro

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    3. The Right Way to Lose Weight

      One of the best ways to manage diabetes is to lose extra weight. Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and you'll get your blood sugar levels more in check and feel better overall. Weight loss doesn't have to be dramatic for you to earn big results. "What we found in our research was t

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    4. Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes, Now What?

      If your child has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. You've just entered this new world of blood sugar checks, hemoglobin A1c levels, insulin shots, and finger pokes. "It will take a lot of education to learn how to manage the disease, bu

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    5. Test Your Blood Sugar to Help Tame Your Diabetes

      If you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about testing your blood sugar. Self-testing is important, because it's "the only way to know for sure whether diabetes is under control," says Pilar Murphy, PharmD, an assistant professor at Samford University's McWhor

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    6. Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

      You know diet is a key part of diabetes care, but what kind of diet? A recent study found that a low-carb, low-calorie diet of about 1,400 calories per day helped control blood sugar better than a low-fat diet with the same number of calories. The low-carb diet, which contained less than 50 grams of

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    7. Time for a Pantry Makeover?

      When was the last time you really took stock of your pantry? Harness the momentum of spring cleaning: Fling open your kitchen cupboards and freezer, and take a good look at the contents. A "clean" pantry isn't just tidy -- it's stocked with whole foods you can turn into healthy meals. These tips can

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    8. Are Short Workouts Better for Your Blood Sugar?

      Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. A new study suggests that several shorter bouts of exercise, done before meals, can be good for blood sugar control. The results, published in Diabetologia, are from

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    9. More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests. Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends

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    10. Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Linked in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows. "Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast

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