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Slideshows Related to Diabetes

  1. Blood Sugar Control and Insulin

    With diabetes, it's important to avoid low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). See how to control your glucose level with insulin, diet, and exercise.

  2. Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

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

  3. 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.

  4. Slideshow: Diabetes-Friendly Drinks and Cocktails

    It’s fine to have a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail when you have diabetes, but you need to be careful. Here are tips and tricks to help you make good choices.

  5. Slideshow: What You Can Drink, Besides Water, When You Have Diabetes

    Here are 13 versions of your favorite classic drinks you can enjoy when you’re managing type 2 diabetes.

  6. Best and Worst Meals for Diabetes-Savvy Dining

    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.

  7. 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.

  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: Diabetes and Your Mouth

    High blood sugar can cause damage throughout the body, including in your mouth. See why oral and dental care is key when you have diabetes.

  10. 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.

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