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Understanding Cardiovascular Biomarkers

Despite considerable advances in the treatment of cardiovascular (heart) disease, it remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This article describes some of the more common tests that may be prescribed to get more information about your cardiovascular risk…

Thinking About Having a Baby

Every person with diabetes has a compelling reason to take good care of his health: It’s the best way to live a long, healthy life with diabetes and to minimize the risk of diabetes-related complications. Women with diabetes who are pregnant or who are even thinking about becoming pregnant have at least two compelling reasons to take the best care possible of their general health and their diabetes…

Coping With Diabetes Over Time

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, you must face the fact that there is no cure. It is therefore no surprise that taking care of yourself may feel difficult or challenging at times. That’s why dealing with diabetes over the long term requires developing a range of coping skills and techniques, from learning to carry out the daily tasks of diabetes control, to finding ways to deal with the emotions that having diabetes and having to care for it are bound to bring up at times…

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