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Living With Diabetes

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: what’s the link?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading complication and cause of premature death among people with diabetes. Unfortunately, many people with diabetes do not understand the risk of cardiovascular disease or what they can do to help prevent it.

Diabetes and foot care
Managing diabetes does not just mean keeping your blood sugar levels in an acceptable range. It also means taking steps toward preventing health complications that can occur with diabetes.

Insulin types
Insulin is a hormone in the body that helps control glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. It helps transport glucose from the bloodstream to cells that use the sugar for energy. Read more about the different kinds of insulin.

Reducing your risk of heart disease when you have diabetes
Until recently, controlling blood glucose was considered the single most important step in treating diabetes. However, new studies indicate that, because diabetes can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels, controlling cardiovascular disease risk factors is equally important.

Taking care of your diabetes when you are sick
Being sick can put all of your activities on hold. You’re forced to stop and take care of yourself. But, if you have diabetes, this demands extra attention.

Diabetes and alcohol: caution when mixing
What are the effects of alcohol on your body if you have diabetes?

Taking care of your diabetes when you are at school or work
When your days are filled with school or work, how can you put your health first and live your life?

Taking care of your diabetes when you are away from home
You have a routine in place to manage diabetes when you’re at home and work. But what about holidays and vacations?