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Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin
Today, most people who take insulin to manage diabetes inject the insulin with a syringe that they place just under the skin. Several other devices with which to take insulin are currently available, and others are being developed.
Managing Diabetes Through Exercise
If you are living with diabetes and trying to manage your condition, there is one weapon in your arsenal you may not have considered — exercise.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program, a major prevention study, showed that diet and exercise can substantially reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. This condition can be a precursor of diabetes.

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Diet and Nutrition
Low-Carb, High-Protein Diets
One of the most popular question patients ask us in our clinical practice is, "What do you think about the Atkins Diet?" We would like to restate the question and give a response that, hopefully, puts some of the hype into perspective.
Carbohydrate Confusion
In the rush to capitalize on the low-carb craze, food manufacturers are using terms that can make food labels even more difficult to understand. Here's the lowdown on carbohydrates and their labeling.
Sweeteners
Sometimes for people with diabetes it feels like sugar is the enemy, and for years this was a cornerstone of the dietary philosophy for managing diabetes.
Alcohol and Diabetes
The bottom line about alcoholic beverages for people with diabetes is that alcohol contains calories that must be factored into the daily meal plan.
Pyramids-A-Plenty

"Secrets of the pyramids revealed! Food Pyramids are now more plentiful than real pyramids. Meet the alternative pyramids, and see how they compare to the original.


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Preventing Complications
Short-Term Complications

If your blood sugar gets too high or low, you can need emergency treatment.

Long-Term Complications

Long-term, diabetes can harm your heart, blood vessels, eyes, nerves, kidneys and feet. Here's a guide to these complications and how to prevent them.


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Monitoring Blood Sugar
Hemoglobin A1C
A measurement called hemoglobin A1C gives the big picture of a person's blood-glucose levels over a couple of months.
How Do Blood-Glucose Meters Work?
Today's glucometers use an enzyme -- glucose oxidase or hexokinase -- that reacts with the glucose in the drop of blood on the strip that the meter reads.


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