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Partners HealthCare provides hunger assistance during holidays

Partners HealthCare is working to provide Hunger Assistance grants to 18 area community health centers during the holidays.

Mass Connector holds free event for guidance on enrolling for health insurance

Open Enrollment in Massachusetts started Nov. 15, and since then thousands of people have used Massachusetts Health Connector website, an online system that allows them to create an account, complete an application, find out if they can get help paying ...

Diet is a four-letter word

The eating plan recommended for those with diabetes is the same as that recommended for everyone.

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Researchers have found that just one 12-ounce serving a day of a sugar-sweetened beverage can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Not just pasta

People with diabetes must watch their consumption of carbohydrates, which are sugar, starch and fiber.

Chickpea Salad

This recipe for chickpea salad is low in sodium, but high in fiber and protein.

Exercise is medicine

Regular exercise, or physical activity, is recommended for those with diabetes to help control their blood glucose levels.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy — damage to the blood vessels in the retina — is the leading cause of new blindness in persons aged 25 to 74 years in the United States.

Just 7 percent of body weight

With a change in lifestyle, researchers have found that people at risk of type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

Diabetes: The leading cause of kidney failure

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for more than 43 percent of new cases.

Type 2 diabetes: Myths vs. Reality

There are several misperceptions and misunderstandings about type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or controlled once diagnosed.

You won't know until you are tested

Blood tests are used to diagnosis diabetes and prediabetes because disease type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms in the early stages. The test is repeated before a diagnosis is confirmed.

Managing your diabetes: Not just glucose levels

In order to detect or prevent complications people with diabetes are advised to have several tests and checkups each year.

Diabetes signs, complications and risk factors

Although diabetes is often silent in the initial stages, specific symptoms emerge as the disease progresses. Poor control of glucose levels increases the risk of complications of diabetes.

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