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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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Taking Care of Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is especially important for those with diabetes. Learn more about diabetes and skin care in this article.


What are the common natural diabetes treatments?

While there’s currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be successfully managed and treated. You can learn more about natural treatments for diabetes from this article. See more »

What are the different types of diabetes?

Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and about one-third of those people are unaware that they even have it. You can learn more about the different types of diabetes from this article. See more »

How to Know If You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs either when your body doesn't make enough insulin or when it can't use the insulin that it makes, leading to serious health problems. You can learn the symptoms of diabetes from the article below. See more »

How to Prevent Diabetes

It's important to know how to prevent diabetes because approximately eight percent of the population suffers from some type of diabetes. Learn about how to prevent diabetes in this article. See more »

How does your body know when to secrete insulin?

Almost every cell in your body needs insulin. Learn how your body secretes insulin from this article. See more »

Symptoms associated with diabetes include fatigue, frequent urination and excessive hunger. Learn more about how a lack of insulin affects the body in this article. See more »

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is a potentially dangerous condition that can be avoided. Learn how to avoid hypoglycemia from this article. See more »

If you have diabetes, your doctor might recommend alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors to help normalize your glucose levels. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of alpha glucosidase inhibitors. See more »

The earliest sign of diabetic nephropathy is usually an abnormally high level of protein in the urine that occurs without symptoms. Learn more facts about diabetes nephropathy, prevention, and treatment. See more »

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