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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for People With Diabetes?

Tags: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, blood sugar, diabetes, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Searching for something to help curb your cravings for sugar? There are many low calorie sweeteners out there, but are they safe if you have diabetes? How should you use them? And which one should you choose? The diabetes educators help you navigate these questions by taking a closer look at the variety of artificial sweeteners—also called sugar substitutes (or replacements), non-nutritive sweeteners or no-calorie sweeteners.


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How to Care for Cuts and Scratches if You Have Diabetes

Tags: diabetes, feet, skin care, skin infection, surgery wounds, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have diabetes, you should learn about different approaches to treating cuts, scrapes and scratches safely and watching for infections.


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How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat

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Extreme temperatures can make it difficult for diabetics to manage blood sugar levels. Read a physician’s tips on how to keep blood glucose under control in all weather.


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7 Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, diabetes, fertility, gastric bypass, heart disease, joint pain, obesity, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes

Learn how bariatric surgery works better than diet and exercise for significant weight loss and the many additional health benefits that come with it.


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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


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Have Diabetes? Why You Need to Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Tags: blood pressure, diabetes, study, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

A new study indicates diabetics with a BP level of 140/90 need treatment to reduce that level and your risks for cardiovascular or microvascular problems.


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5 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood sugars, dental health, dentist, diabetes, gingivitis, periodontal disease, teeth, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease. And gum disease, while often forgotten, can be an underlying cause of poor blood glucose control. The good news is if you start making oral hygiene a priority, your sugar readings often will improve quickly.


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How You Can Manage Diabetes During Your Hospital Stay

Tags: blood sugar levels, diabetes, hospital stay, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes and are anticipating a hospital stay, you may be wondering how the hospital will manage your diabetes. An endocrinologist answers frequently asked questions.


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10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, glucose, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, obesity, snacking, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

The holidays tempt us with sugary, rich foods. Is it OK to indulge a little, even though you have diabetes? Marwan Hamaty, MD, talks about holiday challenges for those with diabetes.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.