In-depth

10 ways to avoid diabetes complications

A1C test

Regular A1C tests can help your doctor monitor your diabetes. Find out how often you need A1C tests and what the results mean for you.

Amputation and diabetes

Blood glucose meters

Blood sugar testing: Why, when and how

Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care. Consider it an opportunity to take charge of your health.

Bone and joint problems associated with diabetes

If you have diabetes, you're at increased risk of various bone and joint disorders. Consider symptoms and treatment options.

Diabetes and dental care

Diabetes increases your risk of dental problems, but there's plenty you can do to promote healthy teeth and gums. Here's how.

Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

Exercise offers great benefits when you have diabetes. To avoid potential problems, check your blood sugar before, during and after exercise.

Diabetes and menopause

Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

Diabetes doesn't have to mean the end of eating foods you enjoy. Incorporate your favorite foods into a healthy-eating plan.

Diabetes nutrition: sweets

Sweet news for dessert lovers! When you have diabetes, sweets aren't necessarily off-limits.

Diabetes symptoms

Diabetes symptoms are often subtle. Pay attention to the clues your body's giving you.

Diabetes: Eating out

Love to eat out? Make restaurant meals a healthy part of your diabetes meal plan.

Erectile dysfunction and diabetes

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men who have diabetes — but it's not inevitable. Make prevention a priority.

Exercise and chronic disease

Curious about exercise and chronic disease? Get the answers to your questions.

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Frequent urination

Frequent urination, the need to urinate more often than usual, can indicate several disorders of the urinary tract.

Glucose tolerance test

Glucose tolerance test — Overview covers definition, preparation, results of this diabetes blood test.

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis causes your body to store large amounts of iron, which can cause life-threatening complications. The simple treatment is to regularly remove blood.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Insulin and weight gain

Insulin therapy options

Insulin comes in many types. Consider how each type affects your blood sugar.

Intensive insulin therapy

Intensive insulin therapy can help prevent long-term diabetes complications. Find out whether intensive insulin therapy is right for you.

Pancreas transplant

A pancreas transplant offers a potential cure for type 1 diabetes in people whose diabetes can't be controlled with standard treatment.

Reading food labels

What you eat is up to you. Comparing food labels can help you make wise choices.

Using insulin

Understanding how insulin affects your blood sugar can help you better manage your condition.

Jul. 31, 2014

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