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Caregiving for Diabetes: Encourage Healthy Eating and Exercise Habits Feature
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Caregiving for Diabetes: Encourage Healthy Eating and Exercise Habits

When caring for someone with diabetes, remember that diet and exercise can help control blood sugar and insulin levels.

12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes
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12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes

As many as 60 million people in the United States have prediabetes, yet more than 90 percent of them don’t know it. Find out if you're one of them and learn how to take action today.

How to Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar
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How to Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar

10 things you can to do to maintain a healthy blood sugar

Preventive Health Screenings for Women
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Preventive Health Screenings for Women

Be proactive about your health. Find out what medical appointments you should be making today.

3 Types of Diabetes
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3 Types of Diabetes

There are three types of diabetes. Find out more about each type and how you can keep yourself healthy.

Video: How to Inject Insulin for Diabetes
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Video: How to Inject Insulin for Diabetes

Are you nervous about injecting insulin for the first time? With a little practice you'll discover it only takes a few seconds. Watch our how-to video to help ease your anxiety.

Psoriasis May Be Genetically Linked to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
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Psoriasis May Be Genetically Linked to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival
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Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival

Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report.

Could Fish Oil Fatty Acids Raise a Woman's Risk for Diabetes?
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Could Fish Oil Fatty Acids Raise a Woman's Risk for Diabetes?

Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.

More Evidence Links Obesity to Liver Cancer
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More Evidence Links Obesity to Liver Cancer

Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Heart Attack Death
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Diabetes Increases Risk of Heart Attack Death

People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Coffee's Health Benefits Outweigh Stained Teeth
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Coffee's Health Benefits Outweigh Stained Teeth

Coffee may stain your teeth, but its numerous health benefits outweigh that problem, dental experts say.

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
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'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

Belly fat—especially hidden fat deep in the gut—may indicate increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Links to Obesity Weaken
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When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Links to Obesity Weaken

If you come across a study claiming that sugary drinks don't cause obesity or diabetes, check to see who's paid for the research.

Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults
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Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

Among obese American adults, control of blood sugar is worsening, leading to more diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.

Long Naps Raise Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
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Long Naps Raise Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The study found that, compared with short naps or no napping at all, the risk for the blood sugar disease may be 45 percent higher if your naps last an hour or more.

Worry About Job Loss May Be Linked to Diabetes Risk
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Worry About Job Loss May Be Linked to Diabetes Risk

Workers who feel as if they might lose their job also seem to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease
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More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease

More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.