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Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, take heart: Diabetic Living can help you manage your diabetes and also help you recognize the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Whether you want to know the recommended blood sugar numbers or...
Whether you want to know the recommended blood sugar numbers or need advice on how to stay motivated, our experts have taken on the 20 most commonly asked diabetes questions so you have the answers you need to successfully manage your diabetes.
Good blood sugar control is vital to diabetes management. Eating...
Good blood sugar control is vital to diabetes management. Eating healthier, exercising, managing stress, and taking blood glucose-lowering medications if necessary are all components to controlling blood sugar. We give you tips to get you started on the path to better diabetes health.
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked...
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked to diabetes experts to find the latest advice on drinking alcoholic beverages. How many calories does a margarita have? Does a glass of wine spike blood sugar? Will a beer derail your diabetes meal plan? From wine and spirits to beer and cocktails, our diabetes drink guide tells you all you need to know about mixing diabetes and alcohol.

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While it's normal to feel overwhelmed by your new diagnosis,...
While it's normal to feel overwhelmed by your new diagnosis, with a little know-how you can take control of your diabetes. Use these basics of type 2 diabetes management to get started.
Prevent Diabetes Complications
Good news: The complications of diabetes—the damage to the body...
Good news: The complications of diabetes—the damage to the body caused by uncontrolled blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol over time—can be limited or effectively treated.
When Chef Tom Valenti learned he had type 2 diabetes, he saw his...
When Chef Tom Valenti learned he had type 2 diabetes, he saw his life flash before his eyes -- his culinary eyes, that is. How could he continue to spend so much time in the kitchen with temptations at every turn? Find Chef Valenti's answers to the challenges of eating with diabetes in his easy, restaurant-quality recipes, plus tips on how to thrive with diabetes.
This is the story of how the people in one small city are...
This is the story of how the people in one small city are banding together to make health a priority. They are on a 10-year mission to move more, eat better, and reduce heart attacks -- and it's working!
Find strength in numbers by interacting with women who live with...
Find strength in numbers by interacting with women who live with diabetes.
Fatigue, increased thirst and hunger, and unexplained weight...
Fatigue, increased thirst and hunger, and unexplained weight loss are all symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Here, real people share what diabetes symptoms feel like.

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Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene...
Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene Raymond Rush kept her diabetes a secret for years before deciding to accept her diagnosis and take control of the shame game.
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t...
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t make it go away. Once you learn to accept your diabetes, you can start to manage it and live better.
If your health care provider has diagnosed you with prediabetes...
If your health care provider has diagnosed you with prediabetes, consider yourself lucky. Why? Two main reasons: One, because you likely have a provider who sees disease prevention as a priority. Two, because your best shot at preventing the progression to type 2 diabetes is to take actions just as soon as you find out you have prediabetes.
Newly diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed? Check out these helpful...
Newly diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed? Check out these helpful ideas for staying positive as you learn to manage your diabetes care.
Attitude is everything when it comes to taking care of yourself...
Attitude is everything when it comes to taking care of yourself. Thinking well can help you feel well, too.
Motivation and attitude are everything with diabetes. So find...
Motivation and attitude are everything with diabetes. So find what you value in life and get recommitted to your health.