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  1. How Much Exercise Is Good for Diabetes?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about how much exercise is needed to help control diabetes.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Living with an Insulin Pump

    After years of debilitating seizures, diabetic Melissa Jeffries regains control of her diabetes through the use of an insulin pump.

  3. Are You Living in Pain Needlessly

    One man's struggle with nerve pain. Common symptoms are often ignored until they become debilitating.

  4. Do Children Always Inherit Type 1 Diabetes?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 1 diabetes can be passed on to children.

  5. Why Is Type 2 Diabetes Dangerous?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains why the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide is so dangerous.

  6. Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the long-term complications of diabetes.

  7. Can Diabetes Be Cured?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 2 diabetes can be cured.

  8. Do Diabetic Women Have Increased Risks?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about gestational diabetes and other diabetic health risks for women.

  9. Does Diabetes Always Get Worse?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about how aging affects diabetes.

  10. Could Diabetes Sneak Up On Me?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about how people can have diabetes and not know it.

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