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Diabetes Health Center

News and Features Related to Diabetes

  1. 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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  2. Your Holiday Wellness Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

    What's the best way to manage your type 1 diabetes during the holiday frenzy? Slow down. Give yourself plenty of time to get your errands done. Eat the foods that make your holidays special, but be aware of what and how much you enjoy so you can adjust your insulin. While changes from the usual rout

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  3. 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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  4. Diabetes News Roundup

    206: Number of calories a 50-year-old, 150-pound woman burns during 30 minutes of shoveling snow. A 200-pound man the same age burns 276 calories. Source: HealthStatus 15: Grams of sugar in a cup of homemade hot cocoa with whole milk. Source: USDA 14: Grams of sugar in an average candy cane. It also

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  5. Diabetes and Holiday Stress

    The holidays are right around the corner, and they often come with a heaping helping of stress. That extra tension can seriously affect your blood sugar, experts say, in at least two significant ways. 1. Hormonal changes. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormones, and the release of stress-related hormon

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Snacks to Help Stabilize Your Blood Sugar

    Do you stick to three healthy meals per day but still have a hard time keeping your blood sugar under control? You might try eating more frequently. Snacking between meals can help you avoid major peaks and valleys in blood sugar levels, and it can also make you less likely to overeat at mealtimes.

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  10. 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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