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Diabetes Health Center

News and Features Related to Diabetes

  1. 5 Must-Have Tools to Measure Your Blood Sugar

    If you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need some supplies to help you manage your blood sugar. These include: This device, also called a glucose meter or monitor, measures how much sugar (or glucose) is in a drop of your blood. It can tell you when your sugar is too low or too hi

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  2. Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as two years, people with type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests. "Our major finding is we have linked

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  3. Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 perc

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  4. Food Eating Order May Affect Type 2 Blood Sugar

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests. The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was l

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  5. Diabetes News Roundup

    Good Egg Want your salad to pack a powerful punch? Top a mix of vegetables with whole eggs. A colorful salad gives you a good mix of carotenoids, nutrients that lower inflammation and help the body detoxify. And cooked whole eggs may help the body absorb those nutrients. Researchers measured the car

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  6. 'How I Took Control of My Diabetes'

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when I was 35 -- I’m 40 now -- and I have a strong family history of the disease. My late mom had it. Her sister and my two brothers have it, and my brothers have had extensive complications from diabetes. Hearing what they’ve gone through is scary. After I was d

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  7. How to Prevent Kidney Disease

    You probably don't often think about your kidneys -- your body's filtration system -- but you need to protect them when you have diabetes. Why? "Three things can contribute to kidney disease. The first is high blood sugar," says Jason C. Baker, MD, endocrinologist and assistant professor of clinical

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  8. Get Cart-Smart: Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

    You can eat well with type 2 diabetes when you make smart choices at the grocery store. So how do you reach the checkout with a cart full of healthy and tasty options? Two diabetes educators offer their tips. Enter with a plan. Before you hit the store, take 5 minutes to decide what meals you'll mak

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  9. Rethink Your Diabetes 'Don't' List

    What David Marrero, PhD, remembers most about learning he had type 1 diabetes at the age of 25 were the can't-do's and never-mores. He assumed the disease meant a life of restriction -- no carefree eating, drinking, or random adventures. Or so he thought. Times have changed, and most "absolute prohi

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  10. Plain Truth: Diabetes Myths Debunked

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases -- and one of the most misunderstood. "Even patients who do their best to be well-informed have misconceptions about the disease," says Fredric Kraemer, MD, professor of medicine at Stanford University. "Because diabetes is so prevalent, education

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