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Videos Related to Diabetes

  1. How To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains how you can prevent yourself from getting type 2 diabetes.

  2. Diabetes Type 1 Personal Story

    Living with Type 1 diabetes can be a daily struggle. For one diabetic this often included low-blood sugars followed by a seizure.

  3. Myths and Facts About Insulin

    There are many common misperceptions about insulin…do you have the facts?

  4. ABC's of Diabetes Success

    What are the key elements to successfully managing your diabetes?

  5. Diabetes Type 2 Personal Story

    In part two of a two part series, we check in with Jeff Howard, our struggling Type 2 diabetic riddled with complications. What we find is it’s never too late to change.

  6. Lessons Learned From Ignoring Diabetes

    We profile Jeff, who was diagnosed with Type 2 insulin at 40, but didn’t manage it well. At 60 he faces a host of complications.

  7. Does Eating Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains.

  8. What's the Future of Treating Diabetes?

    C. Ronald Kahn, MD, describes what's in store for diabetes treatments.

  9. When You Find Out You Have Diabetes

    Important things for people to know when they find out they have diabetes.

  10. Myths and Facts About Insulin

    Many people misunderstand insulin. Do you know the facts?

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