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  1. Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

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

  2. 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. Insulin Injection Techniques

    Different techniques for diabetic patients to take their insulin injections for kids and adults.

  4. Slideshow: Essential Diabetes Tips

    You can make healthy changes that will help you live well with type 2 diabetes. Learn strategies to control your symptoms and improve your lifestyle.

  5. Slideshow: Control Your Blood Sugars

    Do you think your blood sugars are out of control? WebMD shows you the signs that you should look for.

  6. Slideshow: 12 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

    See steps you can take to help cut your risk of diabetes complications. WebMD shows you how to avoid nerve pain, heart disease and protect your kidneys.

  7. Slideshow: Counting Carbs

    Counting carb grams helps control your blood sugar levels. WebMD explains why this practice can help you stay in good health.

  8. Slideshow: Diabetes Management in 10 Minutes

    WebMD shows you 10 simple ways to better manage your diabetes. From tips on controlling blood sugar to diet and exercise, see fresh new ideas.

  9. Slideshow: Control Your Blood Sugars

    Do you think your blood sugars are out of control? WebMD shows you the signs that you should look for.

  10. Slideshow: Diabetes and Exercise

    WebMD shows you how to improve your balance and ideas for exercises to help you prevent or lessen the numbness and pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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