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What It’s Like Living With Lupus and Diabetes

What do you do when the treatment for one chronic illness leads to the development of another challenging disease?

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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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Hidden Risks of Diabetes: What Is Silent Heart Disease?

Without regular checkups, silent heart attacks in people with diabetes can remain undetected and cause more damage.

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Do We Recognize Diabetes as a True Killer?

Could diabetes be a top cause of death in the U.S., but secondary complications are being blamed instead?

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The Good News About Prediabetes

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, don't give up hope. Lifestyle changes and medication may still help you delay or prevent diabetes.

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Straight Talk About Hammertoe

Diabetes can lead to a painful foot deformity in which a toe bends unnaturally and becomes claw-like. Here's what you can do to prevent or treat hammertoe.

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4 Lab Tests for a Diabetes Diagnosis

If you have symptoms that suggest you may have diabetes, these are the lab tests that can help confirm your diagnosis.

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Why Hypoglycemia Is So Dangerous

Hypoglycemia can cause confusion, loss of balance, fainting, dizziness, and injuries from falls. Here’s what to know.

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Symptoms of Diabetes to Watch Out For

Type 2 diabetes usually develops gradually over many years, and the initial symptoms may be almost unnoticeable. As glucose levels increase, most people develop these classic initial symptoms.

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Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Unfortunately, about 8 million do not even know they have it. Another 86 million American adults have “prediabetes.” Here are 10 risk factors for type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 t...