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At 3:30 a.m., Stefany Shaheen awoke to a feeling of uneasiness. Something was not quite right with her daughter, Elle.

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Why am I taking metformin?updated: Wed Nov 16 2011 10:07:00

I was controlling my blood sugar with regular insulin injections, so why did my doctor add metformin during my last visit?

What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?updated: Mon Oct 03 2011 11:17:00

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Does your child have a school nurse?updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 10:36:00

As a school nurse in Rochester, Michigan, Ronda Harrison has more than 15,000 students in 23 buildings under her care. She works out of the district's administrative offices and spends her days giving PowerPoint presentations to educators and communicating with parents over the phone.

Reversing diabetes is possibleupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:02:00

When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked.

Diabetes type-2 can be reversedupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:02:00

John Lisk reports on how some diabetics can turn their illness around.

What can I do about my celiac disease?updated: Fri Jan 28 2011 08:30:00

How long does it take to feel the benefits of a gluten-free diet once diagnosed with celiac disease? I have been living gluten/casein free for over five years now and have yet to see much improvement.

What are the best supplements for a diabetic?updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 08:20:00

My husband has adult-onset diabetes. He is 43, but was diagnosed about five years ago. His mother is diabetic as well. Both are very small-framed people who are not overweight nor very muscular. There is no doubt the disease is genetic for them.

Four steps to reduce diabetes riskupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 12:40:00

Half of all Americans may be diabetic or prediabetic by 2020, a report from an insurance company warned Tuesday. That's an even bleaker projection than the Centers for Disease Control's recent estimate that one in three Americans would have diabetes by 2050.

What's wrong with Kylie?updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 15:02:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us inside a medical mystery ward where doctors search to find answers for undiagnosed patients.

Girl's mother just had 'feeling' something was wrongupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 15:02:00

Having three daughters of my own, I was a little nervous to meet 6-year-old Kylie McPeak. She was born just about a year before my oldest daughter and was the picture of health up until a couple of years ago.

Is it harmful to estimate extra insulin before a meal?updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 17:33:00

Is it harmful to take extra Novolog [a form of injectable insulin] before eating a meal? There are times when I am not at a place where I can read the carb information on menus; therefore, I estimate the number of insulin units I take right before eating.

The truth about diabetic dietsupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 14:39:00

Having diabetes doesn't mean having to eat a spartan diet of bland, tasteless foods. But it does mean you have to pay close attention to portion control. Learn why some of the common myths about diabetic diets are not exactly true and what steps you can take to control diabetes.

8 common diabetes questions answeredupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:36:00

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes; another 57 million have prediabetes, a precursor to the disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if the diabetes epidemic continues, one in three Americans will develop it in his or her lifetime.

What could be causing my pancreatitis?updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 09:25:00

I recently landed in the hospital for five days because of pancreatitis. I am the atypical patient for this condition. I have type 1 diabetes. I do not drink, and my gallbladder was removed in 2003. CT scans showed a seriously inflamed pancreas, but doctors could not find a reason why. Any ideas? I have never hurt so bad in all my life, and they say since they can't find a reason for it, it can happen again with no warning just like this last one. Please help.

Study: Better diabetes control pays off over decadesupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 17:05:00

Regina Regazzi, a 38-year-old New Yorker, is one of the lucky ones. Found to have type 1 diabetes as a child, she has remained relatively free of complications and continues to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In fact, this executive recruiter has even run several marathons.

Sotomayor's diabetes: 'She overcomes it every day'updated: Thu May 28 2009 14:20:00

Diabetes advocates are applauding President Obama's selection of Sonia Sotomayor, the 54-year-old New York jurist who was diagnosed with the type 1 diabetes when she was 8.

Sotomayor honored by nominationupdated: Thu May 28 2009 14:20:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor says she is "humbled" to be President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court.

Stem cell transplant 'very encouraging' for type 1 diabetesupdated: Thu May 07 2009 15:12:00

A handful of people with type 1 diabetes have been able to survive without insulin shots for more than two-and-a-half years, on average, after having their own blood stem cells removed and reimplanted through intravenous injection, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported Tuesday.

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