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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...

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What Is Diabetes?

To understand diabetes, you have to know how your body uses glucose and how it is regulated by insulin.

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Diabetes Linked to Tooth Loss

If you have diabetes, be sure to schedule regular visits with your dentist. Experts have found that people who have diabetes tend to lose more teeth than those who don’t have diabetes.

A Sugar You Need to Avoid

A Sugar You Need to Avoid

Controlling your intake of fructose can help manage your blood sugar levels. Here’s what recent research says about it.

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Understanding Diabetes and Heart Disease

If you live with diabetes, the official guidelines for reducing heart disease risks can be confusing. Here's what you should know.

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Chronic Illness In a Natural Disaster

When you live with a chronic illness, a hurricane or other natural disaster can be especially challenging. Here's how to prepare yourself.