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Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you need to protect your heart

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are likely aware you’re at risk of developing heart disease. But you may not realize how strongly the two are correlated — according to the American Diabetes Association, two out of every three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. With those kinds of numbers, …

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Back to school with Type 1 diabetes

Transitioning from summer break back into school can be difficult for any child, but for those with Type 1 diabetes, school presents additional challenges. Beyond gathering school supplies and picking out a first-day-of-school outfit, parents often stress about how to make sure their child will be safe and healthy while at school. Managing Type 1 …

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Weight loss surgery as a treatment for diabetes

More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and organizations, researchers and health professionals worldwide are working to reverse this epidemic. For those living with diabetes, many have taken medications and tried to improve diet or exercise with little results. For some, a more effective treatment option for controlling diabetes is weight loss. As …

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Diabetes foot care: 12 tips to care for your feet and prevent complications

Diabetes is a condition that can be detrimental to your feet. If you have diabetes, regular foot care is necessary to prevent serious problems. Giving special attention to your feet can help you prevent foot problems that could lead to losing a toe, foot or leg. Follow these 12 tips to take care of your feet: Check …

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4 things to watch for if your diabetes goes unchecked

November is Diabetes Month, and according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus is a cardiovascular disease. When a person with diabetes mellitus has persistently elevated glucose levels above 180 mg/dl (Hemoglobin A1c at or greater than 8.0%), complications to the small blood …

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