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What Is Diabetes

WEBDiabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Glucose is your body’s main source of energy. Your body can make …

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Health Information

WEBClinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help. researchers find better treatments for others in the future. Learn more. Discover NIDDK-supported information …

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Healthy Living with Diabetes

WEBHealthy living is a way to manage diabetes. To have a healthy lifestyle, take steps now to plan healthy meals and snacks, do physical activities, get enough sleep, …

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Hashimoto's Disease

WEBThe medicine levothyroxine, which is identical to the natural thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4), is the recommended way to treat hypothyroidism.Prescribed in pill form …

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Choosing a Safe & Successful Weight-loss Program

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Your Kidneys & How They Work

WEBWhy are the kidneys important? Your kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from your body. Your kidneys also remove acid that is produced by the cells of your body and …

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Health Risks of Overweight & Obesity

WEBOverweight and obesity may raise your risk of developing certain types of cancer. Men with overweight or obesity are at a higher risk for developing cancers of the colon, rectum, …

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

WEBYou are at risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure. If you have risk factors, get tested for kidney disease …

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Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Constipation

WEBWhat should I eat and drink if I’m constipated? Eat enough fiber.Drink plenty of liquids to help the fiber work better. Fiber. Depending on your age and sex, adults should get 22 to …

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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Weight Management

WEBWeight Management. Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than one in three adults and about 17 percent of children and adolescents in the United States. More than one in …

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Healthy Eating & Physical Activity for Life

WEBNIDDK translates and disseminates research findings to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the …

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Symptoms & Causes of GER & GERD

WEBGastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) commonly cause symptoms such as. heartburn, a painful, burning feeling in the middle of your …

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Symptoms & Causes of Peptic Ulcers (Stomach or Duodenal Ulcers)

WEBAbdominal pain is the most common symptom of a peptic ulcer. The pain may be dull or burning and may come and go over time. For some people, the pain may occur when …

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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits

WEBWeight-loss surgery, also called metabolic and bariatric surgery, can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity. These health problems include. …

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Symptoms & Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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The Role of Your Kidneys

WEBYour kidneys sit just below your rib cage on either side of your spine. They work around the clock to filter your blood, removing excess water and waste to produce …

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How Can Community Health Workers Improve Diabetes Outcomes

WEBCommunity health workers (CHWs) can help people prevent and manage diabetes through education, coaching, and other support. By building trust with people who have diabetes, …

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Definition & Facts for Cirrhosis

WEBCirrhosis is a condition in which the liver is scarred and permanently damaged. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and prevents the liver from working normally. Scar tissue …

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Bringing Diabetes Education to Your Community

WEBDr. Jay H. Shubrook discusses MOBEC, Touro University California’s Mobile Diabetes Education Center which provides education to the public about their risk factors and free …

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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

WEBDefinition & Facts. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which you are unable to get or keep an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse. You may find it difficult …

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