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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Diabetes and Exercise

The three cornerstones in the treatment of diabetes are food, medications, and activity. Of these three, activity is often a first choice for the person who has diabetes. Learn how exercise can help treat diabetes.

Blood Sugar

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.

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

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.

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Doctors constantly give patients orders to eat right and exercise. If you have type 2 diabetes, it's more than good advice. These are proven therapies that can control blood sugar. Learn about type 2 diabetes treatment.

How Diabetes Affects the Kidneys

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.

How Diabetes Affects the Digestive System

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.

How Diabetes Affects the Heart

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.

How to Adjust to Life With Diabetes

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.

How to Control Diabetes With Exercise

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.

How Diabetes Works

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.