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  1. Obesity Covers causes of obesity. Discusses health risks such as hypertension related to having excess body fat. Focuses on lifestyle changes you can make, like weight loss through healthy eating and exercise. Includes creating a long-term plan with your doctor.
  2. Obesity and Pregnancy
  3. Health Problems Associated With Adult Obesity
  4. Obesity: Should I Use a Diet Plan to Lose Weight? Guides through decision about whether to use a diet plan to lose weight. Explains what diet plans are and that not all diet plans are safe. Explains risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you make a decision.
  5. Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery? Guides you through decision about weight-loss surgery. Covers health problems like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes that can be caused by obesity. Lists reasons for and against surgery. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  6. Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine? Guides you through the decision about taking weight-loss medicine. Describes different types of medicine. Covers side effects like headaches, nausea, and bowel problems. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  7. Screening for Weight Problems
  8. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Looks at sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight-loss surgery for obesity. Explains what it is and why it is done. Looks at how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Also covers risks.
  9. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Discusses gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity. Discusses why and when it is done. Covers laparoscopic and open Roux-en-Y surgery. Discusses risks during and after surgery.
  10. Biliopancreatic Diversion and Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch Discusses biliopancreatic diversion, surgery for obesity that makes the stomach smaller and bypasses part of the intestine. Looks at why the procedure is considered only for people who have not been able to lose weight other ways or whose health is at risk. Includes risks.
  11. Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery Looks at adjustable gastric banding surgery (also called gastric banding), a type of weight-loss surgery used to treat obesity. Explains what it is and why it is done. Looks at how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Also covers risks.
  12. Metabolic Syndrome Discusses metabolic syndrome, a group of health problems that increase risk for diabetes and heart disease (coronary artery disease). Covers risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Covers diet and exercise to improve health.
  13. Healthy Eating for Children Covers eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients he or she needs for normal growth. Looks at how much food is good for your child and how you can help your child eat well and be healthy. Explains how to help a child who is overweight.
  14. Teens: Overweight? You're in Charge Hear how one teen got motivated to take charge of his weight and eating habits.
  15. Type 2 Diabetes Information on type 2 diabetes. Describes how insulin is made and used by the body. Describes symptoms and how type 2 is treated. Provides info on blood sugar (glucose) levels. Discusses obesity's role in type 2 diabetes. Discusses exercise and diet.
  16. Type 2 Diabetes in Children Covers type 2 diabetes in children. Discusses how obesity or being overweight is causing type 2 diabetes in kids. Includes info on treatment. Discusses monitoring blood sugar levels. Includes info on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
  17. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI? Uses your child's weight and height to compare your child's size to that of other boys or girls of the same age. Covers what the results mean and next steps.
  18. Sleep Apnea Focuses on obstructive sleep apnea. Discusses causes, including narrowed airways and obesity. Covers symptoms like snoring, gasping during sleep, and daytime sleepiness. Info on treatment with CPAP and oral or nasal breathing devices.
  19. Interactive Tool: Do Your BMI and Waist Size Increase Your Health Risks? Helps you check your risk of weight-related diseases such as diabetes, CAD, and high blood pressure. Tool calculates risk using body mass index (BMI) along with your waist size and other factors. Discusses what scores mean.
  20. Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Returning Home Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after you have gastric sleeve surgery.
  21. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: Returning Home Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after laparoscopic gastric banding surgery.
  22. Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids? Guides through decision to use over-the-counter diet aids for weight loss. Explains lack of evidence that diet aids work. Lists the risks and side effects. Includes information about Alli. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  23. Type 2 Diabetes Learn what type 2 diabetes is and what it means for you and your life.
  24. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: Returning Home Get tips on how to care for yourself at home after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
  25. Nonprescription Products for Weight Loss
  26. Choosing a Weight-Loss Program
  27. Deciding About Weight-Loss Surgery Compare the pros and cons of having weight-loss surgery.
  28. Weight-Loss Surgery: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have weight-loss surgery.
  29. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Learn how gastric sleeve surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
  30. Liposuction
  31. Child Who Is Overweight: Medical Evaluation
  32. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Learn how Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
  33. Helping Your Child Who Is Overweight
  34. Child Who Is Overweight: Evaluating Nutrition and Activity Patterns
  35. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Learn how laparoscopic gastric banding surgery is done and what to expect after surgery.
  36. Weight-Loss Medicines
  37. Weight-Loss Surgery
  38. Weight Management: Stop Negative Thoughts Discusses how to encourage yourself with accurate, rational thoughts so that you can raise your odds of staying at a healthy weight. Covers how it can also help you handle stress better. Provides steps to practice. Includes keeping a thought diary.
  39. BMI, Waist Size, and Your Health Learn how a high BMI and waist size affect your health.
  40. Weight and Coronary Artery Disease
  41. Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery
  42. Diabetes: Planning Your Next Steps Learn how to make an action plan to help manage diabetes.
  43. Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Don't Use Insulin Covers counting carbohydrates for people with type 2 diabetes who do not take insulin. Explains carb counting to manage blood sugar levels. Also explains how to count them.
  44. Testing Tips From a Diabetes Educator
  45. Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Use Insulin Teaches counting carbs to help you maintain control of your blood sugar level when you have diabetes. Explains why carb counting is important, allowing you to adjust the amount of insulin you take. Includes links to more info on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  46. How Others Manage Diabetes Hear how other people learned to do a better job managing their diabetes.
  47. Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Guides you through the decision to use the medicine metformin, lifestyle changes, or both to prevent type 2 diabetes. Provides specifics about metformin and goals for lifestyle changes. Lists benefits and risks. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  48. Diabetes: Eating Low-Glycemic Foods
  49. Diabetes and Wound Care Learn the signs of infection with diabetes so that small skin problems don't become serious.
  50. Diabetes: Testing Your Blood Sugar Learn the best way to test blood sugar. Knowing your blood sugar levels helps you manage your diabetes.
  51. Insulin: How to Prepare a Single Dose Learn how to prepare and easily give yourself a single dose of insulin.
  52. Insulin: How to Prepare a Mixed Dose Learn how to prepare and give yourself a mixed dose of insulin.
  53. Insulin: Giving an Injection in the Belly Learn how to give yourself an insulin shot in the belly using a syringe or insulin pen.
  54. Diabetes: Daily Foot Care Learn why checking your feet is important and how to do it.
  55. Diabetes: Stay in Your Target Range Learn how testing blood sugar through the day will help you stay in your target range.
  56. Insulin: Giving an Injection in the Arm Using a Syringe Learn the simple steps to give yourself an insulin shot in the arm using a syringe.
  57. Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Feet
  58. Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar Describes monitoring blood sugar levels in those with diabetes. Covers list of supplies needed, including blood sugar meter, testing strips, and lancet. Gives step-by-step instructions. Links to info on type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
  59. Diabetes: Using a Plate Format to Plan Meals Explains using plate format as easy way to plan meals. Looks at how it helps keep your blood sugar level from going way up and down. Covers how it can be used with other meal-planning methods. Discusses how it helps you eat healthy foods.
  60. Diabetes: Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot
  61. Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump? Guides you through decision to get an insulin pump to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Discusses who makes a good candidate for an insulin pump. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  62. Diabetes: Benefits of Blood Sugar Testing Learn how testing helps you make the connection between blood sugar levels and daily activities.
  63. Quick Tips: Smart Snacking When You Have Diabetes
  64. Diabetes in Children: Counting Carbs Teaches counting carbs to help you and your child plan meals to manage diabetes and control blood sugar. Explains why carb counting is important. Includes links to more info on counting carbs if you use insulin and on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  65. Diabetes in Children: Giving Insulin Shots to a Child
  66. Diabetes in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a Child Describes monitoring blood sugar levels in children with diabetes. Covers list of supplies needed, including blood sugar meter, testing strips, and lancet. Gives step-by-step instructions. Links to info on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  67. Pregnancy and Diabetes: Planning for Pregnancy
  68. Diabetes in Children: Preparing a Care Plan for School
  69. Diabetes: How Others Stay Motivated Hear how other people stay motivated to manage their diabetes.
  70. Type 2 Diabetes: Can You Cure It?
  71. Noninsulin medicines for type 2 diabetes
  72. Metformin for diabetes
  73. Gloria's Story: Adding Activity to Help Control Blood Sugar
  74. Andy's Story: Finding Your Own Routine When You Have Diabetes
  75. Steps for Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
  76. Diabetes, Type 2: Should I Take Insulin? Guides you through the decision to take insulin for type 2 diabetes. Provides info on when insulin may be needed to control blood sugar levels. Covers benefits and risks of insulin. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  77. Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet Discusses dealing with negative feelings that can interfere with your ability to follow your diet for diabetes. Provides ways to deal with negative feelings about your diet. Includes links to more info on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  78. Diabetes: Should I Get Pregnant? Guides you through decision to become pregnant when you have diabetes. Discusses getting diabetes under control. Looks at decreasing risks to mother and baby if you have uncontrolled diabetes. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  79. Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar From Medicines
  80. Diabetes and Exercise Find out how exercise helps you control your blood sugar and feel better in other ways too.
  81. Diabetic Nephropathy Discusses diabetic nephropathy, which means kidney disease or damage caused by diabetes. Covers causes and symptoms. Discusses how it is diagnosed and treatment options, including medicines, diet, and dialysis. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  82. Home Blood Glucose Test Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.
  83. Care of Your Skin When You Have Diabetes
  84. Teens With Diabetes: Issues for Parents
  85. Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c) Covers blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to hemoglobin. Explains that test is done to check how well you are managing your diabetes. Covers how it is done and discusses results.
  86. Diabetes: Preparing for Surgery Learn how to prepare for surgery when you have diabetes.
  87. Diabetes: Making Medical Decisions as Your Health Changes
  88. Diabetes Care Plan
  89. Diabetes: Caregiving for an Older Adult
  90. Diabetes and Alcohol
  91. Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  92. Quick Tips: Diabetes and Shift Work
  93. Diabetes: How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
  94. Diabetes: Food and Your Blood Sugar Learn how your body turns carbohydrate foods into blood sugar.
  95. Diabetes: Insulin's Role Learn how insulin works and why diabetes causes high blood sugar.
  96. Diabetes: Finger-Stick Test Learn how to use a finger-stick test to see how food or activity can change your blood sugar.
  97. Diabetes: A1c Test Learn how an A1c test shows blood sugar levels over a 3-month period.
  98. How to Give a Glucagon Shot Learn how to give a glucagon shot to a person who is having a low-blood-sugar emergency.
  99. Diabetes: Travel Tips
  100. Insulin for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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