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Slideshows Related to Diabetes

  1. Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes

    This WebMD slideshow presents pictures of celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Halle Berry, Larry King, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.

  2. Slideshow: 10 Muscle Moves to Help Tame Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, strengthening your muscles can help control your blood sugar. This slideshow tells you how to get started.

  3. Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

    A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

  4. Slideshow: Blood Sugar Control and Insulin

    With diabetes, it's important to avoid hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. See how to control your glucose level with insulin, diet, and exercise.

  5. Slideshow: Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

    Diabetes means you have to watch your diet and medicines closely. Use these tips to manage your condition every day.

  6. 20 Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings

    Black coffee leads off our slideshow of surprising blood sugar actors. Innocent foods, spices, yard work, and even your boss can make blood sugar levels jump or dip.

  7. Slideshow: Best and Worst Meals When Dining With Diabetes

    Eating for blood sugar control? Our pictures help you avoid carb-crazy meals and find better combinations that retain all the foods and flavors you love.

  8. Slideshow Diabetes Eye Problems

    Diabetes can increase your risk of eye problems. Explore common diabetes-related eye ailments with this slideshow and find out what precautions you can take and what treatments are available.

  9. Slideshow: What Your Feet Say About Your Health

    Cold feet, misshapen nails, swelling, and numbness can be warning signs of illness. Our pictures help sort out when to call the doctor or simply put on socks and put your feet up.

  10. Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

    A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 1 diabetes.

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