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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

November 2018

Over time, high blood-glucose levels from diabetes can slowly damage tiny blood vessels on the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is the term for this damage to…

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How Low Should You Go? The Pros and Cons of a Low-Carb Diet for Diabetes

November 2018

Over the past few years, low-carb diets—defined as diets high in protein that limit intake of carbohydrates commonly found in grains, fruit, and starchy vegetables—have…

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Tips for Managing Diabetes Around the Holidays

November 2018

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, full of festive gatherings and an often overwhelming amount of delicious food. But it…

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You Can Handle Summer’s Diabetes Challenges

July 2018

People who have diabetes - both type 1 and type 2 - tend to feel the summer heat more than people who don't have diabetes,…

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Diabetes and Your Skin

April 2018

Skin and foot care is especially important when you have diabetes. Poor blood-glucose control increases the risk for skin and foot infection. Nerve damage due…

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Know the Diabetes Warning Signs

March 2018

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical, according to the American Diabetes Association. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that…

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