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  1. Diabetes and Your Brain

    Your brain is a finely tuned organ. But it’s sensitive to the amount of sugar, or glucose, it receives as fuel. Whether you have type 1 or type 2, both the high blood glucose of uncontrolled diabetes and the low blood glucose that sometimes comes with diabetes treatment can affect your brain. Some o

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  2. Top 10 Super-Foods for Type 2 Diabetes

    These 10 tried-and-true staples are win-win foods for people with type 2 diabetes: nutritious and delicious! Put them on your shopping list. Berries. A smart substitute when you need to limit candy, berries offer sweet flavor, few calories, and lots of fiber. Plus, they have antioxidants, chemicals

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  3. This Diet Risky for Those With Kidney Disease

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, kidney d

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  4. Prediabetes: 7 Steps to Take Now

    Getting diagnosed with prediabetes is a serious wake-up call, but it doesn't have to mean you will definitely get diabetes. There is still time to turn things around. “It’s an opportunity to initiate lifestyle changes or treatments, and potentially retard progression to diabetes or even prevent diab

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  5. Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

    It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the

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  6. Sex and Diabetes: Erectile Dysfunction Fixes

    When you think of what it means to have diabetes, "great sex" may not come to mind. But it could.   "Someone who has diabetes should be able to enjoy sex as much and as regularly as someone who doesn't have it," says David G. Marrero, PhD, president of health care and education at the American Diabe

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  7. Better Sex With Diabetes

    Diabetes doesn't have to feel like a third -- and unwanted -- party in bed. You can deal with things like low blood sugar, vaginal dryness, or erection problems by looking at them as hurdles you can overcome, instead of roadblocks that put a stop to sex. Planning ahead can ease some of the challenge

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  8. How Diabetes Affects a Woman's Sexual Health

    Sex is good for diabetes. It's good for your heart and blood flow, helps you sleep, and boosts your mood. If you have diabetes and have had painful sex or trouble getting aroused, though, sex may not seem too sexy. About 35% of women with diabetes seem to have sexual issues. That doesn't mean you ha

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  9. How to Protect Your Kidneys When You Have Diabetes

    When you have diabetes, it's key to take care of your kidneys. They do an important job filtering waste and removing it from your blood. Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and cause them to stop working. It's the main cause of kidney failure. With diabetes, you have high blood sugar. Those high levels ma

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  10. BP Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure. "Strok

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