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Taking care of a disease such as diabetes is a life-long process. Learn how to care for yourself or loved one with diabetes in situations such as illness, work, school, travel, or a natural disaster.

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      Hurricane Preparedness Article
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      • Diabetic neuropathy facts
      • What is diabetic neuropathy?
      • What are the types of diabetic neuropathy?
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