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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Many people with Type 1 diabetes are deliberately skipping or manipulating their insulin doses in order to lose weight. But this can have very serious consequences.

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British scientists call for more awareness that diabetes can go into remission through weight loss.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

Good news for people with diabetes: Two new drugs may be hitting the market soon. DPP-IV inhibitors can increase insulin production by blocking an enzyme. Another drug, rimonabant, can lower blood sugar. Learn more about new diabetes medications being tested.

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.

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HowStuffWorks is conducting a survey to measure knowledge related to insulin and diabetes care. Take this survey to help in the research process of diabetes.

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

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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.

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What are the risks of developing foot ulcers due to diabetes? Take a look at what we have uncovered about foot ulcers due to diabetes in the Q&A session.

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For many people living with diabetes daily injections are a part of life. Learn more about the alternatives to daily injections that could help manage your diabetes in this article.

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What are the effects on the nerves that diabetes can have? Learn more about this relationship between nerves and diabetes in this article.

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

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Do you suffer from diabetes and want to learn more about the disease and common side effects? Check out this article on diabetes and its relationship to hemochromatosis.

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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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Are interested in learning more about diabetes and some of the common side effects? Take a look at this Q&A session that has some revealing answers.

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Tobacco has many bad health effects, particularly for people with diabetes. Learn more about the negative effects smoking can have on the body in this article.

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

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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?

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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.