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Aging With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes can become harder to control as you get older, both mentally and physically. Here's how to ensure you get the best treatment possible as you age.

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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes

Planning a pregnancy when you have type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things you can do to prepare yourself for the best outcome.

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Eyesight Loss with Diabetes Worsened by OSA

Diabetes puts you at risk of vision loss. If you also have obstructive sleep apnea, that risk goes even higher.

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Emergency Preparedness With Chronic Illness

Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies are especially risky for people with chronic illess. Here's how to stay prepared.

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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 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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Diabetes Increases Osteoporosis Risk

Here's what you should know about the links between diabetes and osteoporosis and how you can reduce your fracture risk.

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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.

Fatty fish, like salmon, can help protect against diabetic retinopathy.

How Diet Can Reduce Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

A diet high in healthy fats, such as oily fish, may significantly reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy in older adults.

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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.