Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is diabetes?
  2. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
  3. How many people have diabetes?
  4. What is prediabetes?
  5. What are the signs of diabetes?
  6. What causes diabetes?
  7. If diabetes is not managed, what problems might occur?
  8. Who is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?
  9. Can diabetes be prevented?
  10. What kind of meal plan should a person with diabetes follow?
  11. If I have diabetes, should I avoid all sweets and sugars?
  12. Who should be tested for diabetes?
  13. How do doctors diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes?
  14. How do I manage my diabetes every day?
  15. How should I take care of my feet?
  16. How can diabetes affect my teeth and gums?
  17. How can I protect my teeth and gums?
  18. What kinds of medication do people take for diabetes?
  19. What are the ABCs of diabetes?
  20. How should I work with my health care team to manage my diabetes?
  21. Why is exercise important in controlling diabetes?
  22. What types of exercise should I do, and how often?
  23. What steps can I take to lose weight to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes?
  24. Does Medicare help pay for services and supplies for people with diabetes?

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