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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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Body Weight Planner

WebClick the "Estimate Your Level" button to find your physical activity level. Typical physical activity level numbers range from 1.4 (sedentary) to 2.5 (very active). The default value …

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Changing Your Habits for Better Health

WebNew habits may help you look better and have more energy. The information below outlines four stages you may go through when …

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Health Tips for Adults

WebBeing Good to Yourself. Consuming healthy foods, beverages, and snacks, and getting regular physical activity may help you reach and maintain a healthy body weight. Making suitable lifestyle choices may also help …

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Keep Active & Eat Healthy to Improve Well-being & Feel …

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 and disseminates research findings to …

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What Is Diabetes

WebWhat other health problems can people with diabetes develop? Over time, high blood glucose can damage your heart, kidneys, feet, and eyes. If you have diabetes, you can take steps to lower your chances of developing …

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Diet & Nutrition

WebDiet & Nutrition. Food and beverages provide the energy and nutrients you need to improve health, manage disease, and reduce the risk of disease. Find resources on nutrition to help you pay attention to what, when, how …

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Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

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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Food Portions: Choosing Just Enough for You

Web1 serving = 280 calories. 2 servings = 280 × 2 = 560 calories. In this case, eating two servings would mean getting twice the calories—and other nutrients—that are listed on …

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Your Digestive System & How it Works

WebThe GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, …

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What’s New in the 2024 ADA Standards of Care

WebThe new Standards of Care emphasizes the use of person-first, culturally sensitive, and inclusive language when talking with patients about diabetes. Considering the personal …

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

WebYour health care provider may do tests to find out why you have kidney disease. The cause of your kidney disease may affect the type of treatment you receive. Tests & Diagnosis. …

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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

WebA health care professional can help you develop a plan that is tailored to your needs and preferences. Make healthier food and drink choices. These tips may help you make …

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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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Overweight & Obesity Statistics

WebUse this online tool from the CDC to calculate BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile based on CDC growth charts, for children and teens.. Causes and Health …

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Your Kidneys & How They Work

WebHealthy kidneys filter about a half cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through two thin …

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Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

WebThe most important step you can take to treat kidney disease is to control your blood pressure. High blood pressure can damage your kidneys. You can protect your kidneys …

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Eating Right for Chronic Kidney Disease

WebTo help keep fat from building up in your blood vessels, heart, and kidneys. Grill, broil, bake, roast, or stir-fry foods, instead of deep frying. Cook with nonstick cooking spray or a …

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HIV/AIDS: Get Tested

WebDR RODGERS: Getting tested is the only way to know if you have HIV, an infection that can lead to AIDS. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National …

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Publication Spotlight: Dr. Garcia

WebInterview with Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, author of Dialysis Modality, Transplant Characteristics, and Incident Atrial Fibrillation …

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