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Diagnosis

How Alcoholism Led to a Diabetes Diagnosis

Chronic alcohol use is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Here's the story of James Cato Ferguson, whose heavy drinking caused his diabetes.

People moving through airport security.
Travel

How to Clear Airport Security Screenings With Diabetes Supplies

These tips will help you cruise through TSA screenings with medications and more.

Diabetic supplies packed in suitcase.
Travel

How to Travel Safely With Type 2 Diabetes

Careful planning makes all the difference, whether you’re spending a day at a water park or a week on a cruise.

Kids having fun riding on a carnival carousel.
Travel

Don't Let Your Child's Type 2 Diabetes Get in the Way of Summer Fun

Here’s how to maximize your child’s good times while keeping blood-sugar levels in check.

Ray and Lorna Uken at home in Yankton, S.D.
Living With

Hearing Loss: What My Dad Wants You to Know

Every aspect of my dad’s life is affected by his hearing loss. Here, he shares his story.

Heart healthy foods in a heart shaped bowl.

10 Ways to Avoid Heart Problems with Diabetes

Even when your type 2 diabetes is under control, you're still at risk of heart disease and stroke. These are the best ways to reduce your risk.

A diabetic checking her blood glucose level.

The Numbers for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Here's what you should know about the type 2 diabetes and heart disease numbers that determine your health risks.

Measuring foot size with a Brannock Device

Choosing Proper Footwear With Diabetes

Wearing quality shoes could mean the difference between amputation and saving your toes.