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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Symptoms of diabetes are important to know. Learn more about symptoms of diabetes in this article.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

Taking care of your feet is especially important if you have diabetes. Learn more about foot care in this article.

If you suffer from diabetes, taking care of your mouth is especially important. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment.

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Thiazolidinediones is a diabetes medication with potential side effects. Learn more about thiazolidinediones in this article.

Type 1 diabetes has unique symptoms. Learn more about Type 1 diabetes in this article.

Type 2 diabetes has unique symptoms. Learn more about Type 2 diabetes in this article.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

A diabetes treatment plan outlines what steps you need to take to ensure the effectiveness of your treatment. Learn more facts about diabetes treatment plans, diabetes prevention, and causes.

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Checking your blood glucose is key to your health and to preventing problems that can result from having uncontrolled diabetes. Learn about the benefits of checking your blood sugar level has on your health.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

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.

By Dr. Allen Bennett King & Dr. Dana Armstrong

Diabetes can wreak havoc with your feet -- causing many problems from minor aches and pains to the need for amputation. Use this article to learn how diabetes can affect your feet.

By Timothy Gower

The kidneys control water quality and levels in the body and release an array of hormones and enzymes. Find out why diabetic kidneys start to lose their ability to be effective water-treatment plants.

By Timothy Gower

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Diabetes can lead to digestive problems. Elevated blood sugar can damage the nerves that help digest food. Discover how the digestive system works, and how diabetes can throw a wrench into this complex process.

By Timothy Gower

Diabetics are more likely to have a heart attack -- and their heart attacks are more likely to be fatal. Learn how diabetes increases your chances of developing conditions like hypertension and heart failure.

By Timothy Gower

Diabetes impacts every aspect of life from food preparation to travel. It affects personal interactions and it can impact work situations. Fitting diabetes into a life full of other responsibilities requires compromise. Learn how to adjust to life with diabetes.

By Jean Betschart Roemer

Exercise provides a great opportunity for diabetics to maintain their health. It usually produces rewards in terms of blood glucose control. Learn how exercise helps keep diabetes in check.

By Dr. Allen Bennett King & Dr. Dana Armstrong

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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.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.