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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.

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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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Diabetes Foot Infections: What to Know

A wound on your foot or leg that doesn’t heal can turn into a deep sore that quickly becomes infected. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening.

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Halloween Diabetes Quiz: Can you count the carbs?

For those who are following a carb-counting diet, test your knowledge of Halloween treats!