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Diabetes and Eye Health

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Diabetes affects just over 9% of Americans, both children and adults. There are several types of ocular complications from diabetes with diabetic retinopathy being the most severe. Nearly 1 out of 3 of diabetic adults is affected by diabetic retinopathy.

What are symptoms of diabetes?

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Diabetes symptoms are often subtle. Here's what to look for — and when to consult your doctor.

How to control your diabetes

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According to the National Diabetes Education Program, there are four steps patients should take to better manage their diabetes.

Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

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Exercise is an important part of any diabetes treatment plan. To avoid potential problems, check your blood sugar before, during and after exercise.

Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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There are distinct differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Find out how the two types differ here.

Who should you have on your diabetes team?

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Once you're diagnosed with diabetes you may need to see different doctors to make sure you're getting all of the help and information you need.

Type 1 diabetes in children: Coping and support

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Dealing with type 1 diabetes on a daily basis and take an emotional toll on children. Get tips on how to help your child cope.

Controlling your Type 2 diabetes

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Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start. Consider these tips.

Type 1 Diabetes: Coping and support


Living with type 1 diabetes isn't easy. Diabetes management requires a lot of time and effort, especially in the beginning.

Blood sugar testing: Why, when and how



Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care. Find out when to test your blood sugar level, how to use a testing meter, and more.


Diabetes treatment: Should you avoid sweet fruit


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Are sweet fruits too sugary for diabetics? Find out here.

Who is at-risk for diabetes?

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Find out who is at higher risk of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Healthy eating plan for diabetics

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It's important for diabetics to eat a healthy diet to help control their diabetes.

Traveling with diabetes



Traveling with diabetes is comfortable and safe as long as you plan carefully.

What's the connection between diabetes and depression?

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The connection between depression and diabetes and how to cope.

Top foods for diabetics



Many foods that you think have health benefits may hold hidden dangers for your diet.

Prevent diabetes by living healthy

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If you want to get healthier, it can seem like a big project. But small steps can start you down the path.

What is diabetes?



More and more people in the U.S. are getting diagnosed with diabetes. Find out what exactly this disease is by clicking here.

Boost your health in 5 simple steps

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The good news is you know how to improve your health. The bad news is you haven't done anything about it ... until now. Read on for five simple way to boost your health.

Should diabetics avoid eating sweet fruit?


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Are sweet fruits too sugary for diabetics? Find out here.


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