DIABETES

Understand diabetes and how your body uses insulin to handle glucose. You'll also find information about the impact of diabetes on other systems in the body.

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome and Diabetes

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome, or HHNS, is a serious condition most frequently seen in older persons. Learn more about this disease in this article.

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  • Diabetic Diets 101
    Diabetic Diets 101

    Diabetes affects about 8 percent of Americans and almost a quarter of people over 60. How do you stick to a diabetic in our decidedly unhealthful world? See more »

  • How Diabetes Works
    How Diabetes Works

    In the U.S. alone, 20.8 million people have diabetes -- and about a third don't even know it. Find out some information you just may need. See more »

  • 20 Exercise Safety Tips for Diabetics
    20 Exercise Safety Tips for Diabetics

    Exercise can improve your health and your outlook on life. Check out these exercise safety tips for diabetics. See more »

  • Alcohol and Diabetes
    Alcohol and Diabetes

    Alcohol is everywhere -- when the family gathers, at cookouts, after the softball game, at parties. "What will you have?" someone asks. If you have diabetes, what do you say? See more »

  • Blood Sugar
    Blood Sugar

    Monitoring your blood sugar is a vital part of the diabetes management process, and frequent self-monitoring is the key to successful diabetes care. Learn more about blood sugar and diabetes. See more »

  • Carbohydrates and Diabetes
    Carbohydrates and Diabetes

    If you suffer from diabetes, carbohydrates can help you maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Check out foods rich in carbohydrates, recommended intake, and the benefits of including carbohydrates in your diet. See more »

  • Diabetes and Exercise
    Diabetes and Exercise

    The three cornerstones in the treatment of diabetes are food, medications, and activity. Of these three, activity is often a first choice for the person who has diabetes. Learn how exercise can help treat diabetes. See more »

  • Diabetes Quiz
    Diabetes Quiz

    Test your knowledge of diabetes by taking this 10-question quiz. You may be surprised at the answers. See more »

  • Diabetes Risk Assessment
    Diabetes Risk Assessment

    Could you have diabetes and not know it? Learn more about diabetes by taking this diabetes risk assessment. See more »

  • Fasting Blood Glucose Test
    Fasting Blood Glucose Test

    If you suffer from diabetes, your doctor might order a fasting blood glucose test to check your blood glucose levels. Learn more facts about fasting blood glucose tests, diabetes, prevention, and treatment. See more »

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