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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Diabetes Diet Success

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 4 years ago when I was 36. I noticed I'd get up to go to the bathroom a couple of times a night, something I'd never done before, and that was the trigger that something was wrong. My doctor ordered lab work, and then I knew. My grandmother had type 2 diabetes, m

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  7. 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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  8. Do Insulin Shots Make You Squeamish?

    Injecting yourself with insulin several times a day to manage your diabetes might be easier than you think. Follow these expert steps to minimize the pain and calm your fears. Most people are nervous but soon realize they can handle it. "The anticipation is much worse than the actual injections," sa

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  9. 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 eating plan 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 g

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  10. Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. "Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high r

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