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Colleen Kelly
Colleen Kelly
April 24, 2019
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may wonder, “Do I need diabetic socks?” First, let's take a look at what they actually do — and don't do.

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by Angela Finlay and Colleen Kelly on September 8, 2017
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How Diabetes Causes Mood Swings (and What to Do About It)

Are diabetes mood swings real? Yes — not only can diabetes be responsible for mood changes, but it can take a toll on your emotions in general.
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Understanding Anxiety and How It Connects to Diabetes

People with diabetes are 20 percent more likely to suffer with anxiety than those without diabetes. So, what's the link between diabetes and anxiety?
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by Afra Willmore on August 31, 2016
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There is a clear connection between anemia and diabetes – around 25% of diabetics are anemic. Here's what you can do to treat and prevent anemia.
by Afra Willmore on August 8, 2016
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What Is a Diabetic Shock and How Can It Be Prevented?

Diabetic shock can lead to dangerous consequences, like diabetic coma. But what is a diabetic coma and what can be done to ensure you prevent it?
by Angela Finlay on July 5, 2016

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Millions of Americans have type 2 diabetes, and yet misinformation about the condition is widespread; we set the record straight.
by NewLifeOutlook Team on June 1, 2016

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The idea that only the seriously overweight develop type 2 diabetes is a misconception — thinner people can still have dangerous metabolic issues.
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Many chronic illness sufferers experience anxiety. It could be a pre-existing condition, but in many cases it is due to their pain and stress.
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by Angela Finlay on February 16, 2016