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I'm taking insulin now for my type 2 diabetes. I'm also very physically active. Is there anything I should know?

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My doctor wants to start me on insulin for my diabetes. I hate the idea of giving myself shots. Is there any way to avoid insulin therapy? What devices might make my life easier?

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I'm beginning to suspect that my diabetes is affecting my interest in sex. Is this possible?

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I have type 2 diabetes, and I know it is important for me to lose weight, but how do I start?

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I just found out that I have type 2 diabetes, and I don't know what to eat. I love brownies! Does this mean I can't eat them anymore?

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I have a family member who's coming to our house for the holidays. She has diabetes. Is there anything I should keep in mind when planning meals?

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I've read that drinking coffee reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes. Is there any truth to that?

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I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I've been told to follow a 1,500-calorie per day diet. What does a typical 1,500-calorie diet for a person with diabetes look like?

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My doctor just put me on a statin even though my LDL (bad) cholesterol levels are 120 mg/dL. She said that because I have diabetes, I should be taking a statin. Is this true?

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