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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Types of Insulin Delivery Systems

    You need insulin to control your diabetes. But there are a few decisions you and your doctor still need to make, including how you take that insulin. The options include pens, syringes, pumps, jet injectors, and an inhaler. People often make their choice based on what their health insurance will cov

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Diabetes: A Little Extra Weight, Longer Survival?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes. Compared to underweight or normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, those who were overweight but

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  8. Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of thos

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  9. This Leads to Fewer Type 1 Diabetes Eye Surgeries

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report. But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar

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  10. New Type 2 Diabetes Medications

    Even if you can manage your diabetes now by just eating well and being active, you may need medication someday. We've come far since the 1920s, when insulin was first used to treat diabetes. There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your blood sugar. And m

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