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Is That Soda Really Sugar-Free? Test It With Tes-Tape Before You Drink

Carol Whitton of Coral Springs, Florida, discovered that her blood sugar often increased sharply after she drank a diet soda while dining in a restaurant. So she started to test her diet drinks for sugar, a practice she learned from watching the “Living With Diabetes” television program.

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Discuss This With Your Opthamologist: Study Finds Retinopathy Doubles Heart Risk
Discuss This With Your Opthamologist: Study Finds Retinopathy Doubles Heart Risk

Here is a troubling finding that you will want to discuss with your opthamologist and cardiologist: Type 2 diabetics who already have retinopathy when they are diagnosed are 2.5 times more likely to develop heart failure than type 2’s who are diagnosed without it.

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New Home Kidney Dialysis Options Offer Hope for a Better Life
New Home Kidney Dialysis Options Offer Hope for a Better Life

“You need dialysis” are words nobody wants to hear. But today kidney failure doesn’t have to mean driving to and from a clinic three times a week and having a lesser quality of life. Hemodialysis (HD) can safely be done in the privacy of your home in two new ways: daily and nocturnal home HD, both of which can help you feel better and live longer.

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Texas Podiatrist Draws Big Funding in His Efforts To Help People Understand the Diabetic Foot
Texas Podiatrist Draws Big Funding in His Efforts To Help People Understand the Diabetic Foot

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, podiatrist at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, clearly understands the diabetic foot.  

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Research Into Natural Herbs Leads To Lower A1c, 190-lb Weight Loss

I am a diabetic and was taking four insulin shots per day and still had problems with my sugar. I did two months of research on the Web because I had to find a way to get off the shots. I hate needles I was astonished at what I found on natural herbs!

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Why Am I Tripping Myself Up? Five Weeks in, and I Can't Wait for Out

Five weeks ago I hurt my ankle. Really hurt it. I either tore a tendon or a ligament or had a severe stress fracture or something. Although I’ve been to my podiatrist twice now, the diagnosis is still unclear. The X-ray showed no break, and while the doc didn’t feel I needed an MRI, I figured that if my insurance paid for it, I did. I want to know we’re doing everything possible to get this fixed as quickly as possible (which already seems impossible after five weeks), because not walking is having several unpleasant effects on me:

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Weekly Diabetes Health Factoids

This Week’s Diabetes Health Factoids
Number of U.S. Adults Diagnosed With Diabetes:
15.1 million

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Steps You Can Take to Prevent Foot Amputation
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Foot Amputation

A Diabetes Health advisory board member offers advice on how to treat your feet well and avoid wounds and infections that could lead to amputation. 

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A New Paradigm for Eating Foods With a Low Glycemic Impact

What is the secret of effective weight management? When a person develops type 2 diabetes, this is a critical question. Losing weight is one of the most successful ways of dealing with this disorder. This is the challenge that I faced when I diagnosed as diabetic about 15 years ago. 

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