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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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DPP 4 Inhibitors

If you suffer from diabetes, your doctor might prescribe DPP 4 inhibitors to treat your symptoms. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment.


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 »

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People with diabetes have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes, but most people who have diabetes have minor eye disorders. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment. See more »

Although researchers have yet to discovery why, diabetes is a common risk factor for frozen shoulder. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment. See more »

If you suffer from diabetes, your healthcare professional can help you find the best treatment for you illness. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment. See more »

In some cases different ethnicities and races are more susceptible to a specific disease. Learn more about African Americans and diabetes in this article. See more »

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 »

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what is ailing you. Learn how you can recognize the symptoms of celiac disease and diabetes with these helpful tips. See more »

Are artificial sweeteners safe for diabetics? Learn more about these types of sweeteners and how they effect diabetes. See more »

Diabetes can effect many things in the body including a male from getting an erection. Learn more about erectile dysfunction as it relates to diabetes in this article. See more »