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13 Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

More than half of American adults had either diabetes or prediabetes in 2012, a study in JAMA says. Getting diabetes is now more common than ever before.

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Treatment

12 Ways to Lose Weight and Manage Your Diabetes

Being overweight or obese is the medical condition that affects almost everyone who has type 2 diabetes. Here are 12 common methods for approaching weight loss.

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Treatment

Choose the Best Doctors for Your Diabetes Management

Living with diabetes, you’ll need an ophthalmologist, a dietitian, a podiatrist, a dentist, and a dermatologist too. Find out what to look for when picking your doctors.

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Symptoms

7 Tips for Diabetes Foot Care

Foot care is essential if you have diabetes. Here are seven tips for avoiding serious foot complications.

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Symptoms

Is Maple Syrup Odor A Symptom Of Diabetes?

My boyfriend all the sudden started smelling very strongly of maple syrup. He also is increasingly tired and irritable. Is this a symptom of diabetes?

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Diagnosis

An A1C of 8.7 Is Of Concern

My hemoglobin A1c is 8.7 and serum glucose is 126; my doctor said it’s not serious. Should I be concerned?

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Medication

Prefilling Insulin Syringes

Prefilled syringes with insulin for future use can be helpful for some people. Learn about the necessary precautions for safely prefilling syringes.

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Diagnosis

Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis for Infants and Toddlers

Most people know the general symptoms of type 1 diabetes but they might not know what signs to look for in infants and toddlers.

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Tests

Converting A1C Result to Estimated Average Glucose

Every three to six months, we have our A1C measured. But what does that number really mean? And how do you compare it to your blood glucose reading?

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Symptoms

What to Do If You Have Ketones

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition. Learn how it develops and what you need to do when your body starts developing ketones in your blood.