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    1. How Should I Take Insulin to Help Manage Diabetes?

      Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, the chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, answers a common question: Q. How can insulin help manage diabetes, and how should I take it? A. The goal in taking insulin is to control blood sugar. When blood sugar is well controlled, you can prevent diabetes complicati

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    2. Get Fresh: Spring Veggie Recipes

      Fresh and vibrant spring vegetables -- and the dishes you make with them -- are a welcome change after winter's hearty fare. "Spring vegetables are younger and sweeter," says Keith T. Ayoob, EdD, a registered dietitian. They're also brimming with nutrition. Here are some of Ayoob's best tips for get

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    3. Smart Moves: Exercise Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

      Exercise is a powerful way to take charge of your diabetes. Your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels stay on track, and insulin works better. But to exercise safely, you need to take a few precautions. Certified fitness trainer Jeanette DePatie weighs in with some facts about what to

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    4. Brush Up on Dental Care for Diabetes

      You've no doubt heard this advice for keeping your mouth healthy your entire life: Brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. "These are things that all of us should be doing," says Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "But it's even mor

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    5. Diabetes News Roundup

      Wine Not? A glass of wine could be just what the doctor ordered. In a study of 224 people with type 2 diabetes, one group had a glass of red with dinner every night. Another group had white, and the rest had water. Otherwise, their diet was the same. After 2 years, the red wine drinkers had higher "

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    6. Straight Talk About Diabetes

      "Should you be eating that?" "I found this article online, and it says that people with diabetes need to ..." "Have you tested your blood sugar today?" If you have diabetes, you've probably heard questions and comments like these at least once from some friends and family members -- the people who s

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    7. Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

      Sept. 28, 2015 -- People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say. “You may have a healthy meal, but if it’s in a plastic container,

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    8. FDA Approves New Diabetes Treatment

      A new diabetes treatment was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Sold under the brand name Tresiba, the drug is a long-acting insulin product, the agency said in a news release. It is injected once daily and helps control blood sugar levels in people with both type 1 and typ

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    9. BP Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In surprising new research, experts report that the timing of taking your blood pressure medicine could have a big impact on whether or not you develop type 2 diabetes. Specifically, the Spanish researchers found tha

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    10. Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

      Diabetes gives you a good reason to pamper your skin. You're more prone to problems like dryness when you have the disease. And because diabetes raises your chances of infections, even a minor skin condition can become a more serious problem. This guide will fill you in on common skin issues you mig

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