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    1. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

      If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may worry about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are things that can help it go smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you need to know about the different types of

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    2. Diabetes: How to Lower Your Risk of Complications

      A healthy lifestyle, along with insulin treatments, can lower your risk for things like heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. To lower your risk, control your: Blood sugar Blood pressure Cholesterol Follow a simple daily care plan to help keep complications away. Sticking your finger each day ca

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    3. Treating Diabetes With Insulin

      When you start taking insulin, you may be concerned about its impact on your daily life. But insulin treatment is easier to manage if you keep some simple thoughts in mind. Nora Saul, RD, a nutrition manager with the Joslin Diabetes Centers in Boston, says she often hears patients say, "I'm eating b

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    4. The Best Delivery Systems for Insulin Treatments

      Diabetes keeps your body from using insulin correctly -- or in the case of type 1 diabetes, making insulin. Insulin treatments can control your diabetes safely and easily. They can also give your body the blood sugar levels you need to stay healthy. You can’t take insulin as a pill. If you did, your

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    5. Diabetes May Raise Dangerous Staph Infection Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop potentially deadly "staph" blood infections than those without diabetes, a new study suggests. As the Danish researchers explained, Staphyloccus aureus bact

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    6. Doctors May Miss Chances to Treat Prediabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of Americans with prediabetes aren't being treated for the condition, which suggests that doctors are missing opportunities to prevent diabetes, researchers report. More than one-third of U.S. adults have

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    7. Type 1 Diabetes and Raised Risk of Certain Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes may raise the risk of some cancers, but lower the risk of others, a new study suggests. A higher risk was seen for cancers of the stomach, liver, pancreas, endometrium, ovary and kidneys. But a re

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    8. Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

      You've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that's especially true when you have type 2 diabetes. A healthy breakfast can help you control your weight and keep your blood sugar stable, says Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, a Chicago-based certified diabetes educator. What should you pu

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    9. 9 Dos and Don'ts for Dieters

      Slimming down can help get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range. It might even cut down on or get rid of your need for medication. Easier said than done? Boost your odds of long-term success by following these expert tips. "Losing weight is more like a marathon than a sprint; you can't

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    10. 9 Questions for People With Diabetes

      Recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? You know your medical team can help you stay healthy. But office visits can go by fast, and there may be several months between appointments. To make the most of face-to-face time with your doctor, you’ll want to be ready to answer her questions -- and g

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