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  1. Could Diabetes Run in Your Relationship?

    June 8, 2015 -- Spouses or live-in partners of people newly diagnosed with diabetes were twice as likely to get the condition within a year later, a large study shows. "We know that health-related risks tend to occur among people who are socially connected," said Mohammed K. Ali of Emory University.

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  2. Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may reduce the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease after the famed baseball player who died of

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. 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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  9. How to Support a Loved One With Diabetes

    If your spouse or partner has diabetes, you may sometimes feel like you worry more about the condition and the care involved than he or she does. John Zrebiec, LICSW, director of behavioral health services at Joslin Diabetes Center, says he sees a lot of this. “You can cheerlead and encourage and su

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  10. 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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