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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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Sweeteners and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, that doesn't mean you can't eat sweets. Learn more about what kind of sweets are acceptable to eat if you suffer from diabetes.


What are the common natural diabetes treatments?

 What are the common natural diabetes treatments?

What are the common natural diabetes treatments? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what are the common natural diabetes treatments. See more »

What are the different types of diabetes?

 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

 How to Know If You Have Diabetes

How to know if you have diabetes. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about the 2 different types of diabetes and how to know if you have diabetes. See more »

How to Prevent Diabetes

 How to Prevent Diabetes

How to prevent diabetes. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about how to prevent diabetes. See more »

How does your body know when to secrete insulin?

 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 »

 How does a lack of insulin affect your body?

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 »

 How to Avoid Hypoglycemia

Do you know how to avoid hypoglycemia? Find out how to avoid hypoglycemia in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors

Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors are great treatment options for those with high glucose levels. Get facts about Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. See more »

 Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy can exist for many years before doctors can detect it. Get tips for preventing and treating diabetic nephropathy from Discovery Health. See more »

 Diabetes Survey

Take this diabetes survey to get a better understanding of this common disease. Learn more about diabetes from HowStuffWorks. See more »