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Diabetes: Frequently-Asked Questions
Can people with diabetes have sugar?
Yes, it is just a form of carbohydrate which can be incorporated into the meal plan.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Frequent urination, excessive thirst, feeling very tired, blurred vision, dry and itchy skin, nausea, sudden weight loss, tingling in the hands and feet, sores that are slow to heal and hunger.

Should diabetics eat less meals during the day to help control their blood glucose levels?
Diabetics have optimal control of their glucose when they eat frequent, small meals. Skipping meals and fasting can actually cause their blood glucose to go up.

Can diabetes be cured?
No, not at this time. Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, it will always be with you, just like high blood pressure. It can be controlled but it doesn't go away.


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