Diabetes

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How To Calculate Glycemic Index From Food Labels

Following a low glycemic index diet is one of the ways people living with diabetes can have better control of their blood sugar levels. When foods …

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Complications: How Diabetes Can Affect the Body

With more than 80,000 people dying annually from diabetes and diabetes-related complications, the disease is ranked as the 7th leading cause of death …

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Reviewed by: Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. 5/18. Overview Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects the eyes.  It’s caused by damage to …

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Glow-in-the-Dark Contact Lens Could One Day Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers at Cal Tech in Pasadena, Calif., are developing a new device that may one day prevent diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision …

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Who Does Diabetes Affect?

Diabetes is a disease that can affect anyone regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity.  However, it is important to note that certain groups of …

American Diabetes Association Alert Day ® 2018

Diabetes Alert Day is here!  This day, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of March is a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about …

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Complications

Reviewed by: Steven Chessler, M.D., Ph.D. 5/18. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication that affects people with diabetes.  DKA …

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