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October 2015
What Is the A1C Test?

The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person's average levels of blood glucose over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the…

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Cola can pouring out white sugar
August 2015
What's the Diabetes-Sugar Connection?

Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes. Fact: The answer is not so simple. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the…

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A woman adjusting balance weight scale
August 2015
Better Manage Your Diabetes with Physical Activity and Maintaining A Healthy Weight

Physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can help you manage your diabetes and prevent diabetes complications. Physical activity helps your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, stay in your…

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June 2015
Alcohol and Diabetes: Is It Safe?

Should alcohol should be off limits with diabetes? Most people with diabetes can have a moderate amount of alcohol. Research has shown that there can be some health benefits such…

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A person checking her watch in a swimming pool
May 2015
Exercising With Diabetes

Why is physical activity so important when you are living with diabetes? The health benefits of regular exercise include weight loss, stronger bones, improved blood-pressure control, lower rates of heart…

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A person adding fresh chopped vegetables in saucepan
December 2014
Diabetes and Your Heart

Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes-related health problems. This high blood glucose can damage the heart and blood vessels. Heart and blood-vessel disease…

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