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How Much Coffee Is Safe to Drink?

Drinking coffee can lead to complications if you have one of these conditions. Learn the ideal amount of coffee you should drink for your health.

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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.

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How Depression and Anxiety Can Harm Diabetes Patients

Depression and anxiety are more common in people with type 2 diabetes. Those conditions, which tend to coexist, increase heart disease risk.

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The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what you should know.

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What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis, or “paralyzed stomach,” occurs when a person’s stomach takes too long to empty into the small intestine. Here’s how to find relief.

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Speed Chronic Wound Healing With Debridement

Chronic wounds treated with weekly debridement — the removal of dead tissue by a doctor — heal three to four times faster.

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What Puts Women at Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease in women is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Learn why heart attacks differ between women and men.

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Why Does Diabetes Raise Your Risk of Falling?

Living with diabetes can put you at greater risk for falls. Learn some of the reasons diabetes makes you more prone to falling and how to protect yourself.

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Vision Changes That Can Affect Your Driving

Keep yourself—and others—safe on the road by getting regular eye exams to detect age-related vision changes.

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Why Diabetes and Alzheimer's Are Linked

Diabetes can take a toll on your cognitive health. Here’s what you need to know.