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Diabetes affects people in so many ways. In addition to those with diabetes, it affects family members, caregivers, teachers, friends and co-workers. Learn about how diabetes affects different people based on factors such as gender and race — and learn how you can best prepare yourself.



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Control the ABC’s of Diabetes for a Healthy Heart

Living with diabetes puts you at an increased risk for developing heart disease and stroke. But there's hope. People with diabetes can learn to manage their diabetes - and cut their risk for heart attack and stroke by more than half.

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Help Your Teen Deal with the Ups & Downs of Diabetes

Teens with diabetes and their families often face unique challenges. Bad feelings are normal every now and then. But in order to feel better, teens need to learn to take charge of their diabetes – and families can help.

Travel Tips for Diabetics

As any travel agent or stranded tourist will tell you, planning ahead is the key to a successful trip. And this is particularly true for people with diabetes.

Physicians Bust Myths About Insulin

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes often resist taking insulin because they fear gaining weight, developing low blood sugar and seeing their quality of life decline. A study recently completed suggests that those fears are largely unfounded.

Cooking for the Person With Diabetes

The way you cook for a person with diabetes is the way you should cook for the whole family. By cutting down the fat, sugar, and sodium in recipes, you lower everyone’s risk for diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Tips for Choosing Athletic Shoes

Style… brand… price? What do you shop for in athletic shoes? Experts say at the ‘sole’ of many women’s aches and pains is bad footwear.

Refusing to Face the Facts: Denial and Health

Denial is a common response to a stressful situation. It can be an important coping and defense mechanism. But it also can delay the appropriate response to circumstances that require action and change.

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