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Latest by Mary Shomon

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Stress

Can Your Job Give You Type 2 Diabetes?

It might...especially if your work leaves you chronically stressed out. Even if you can't change your job, we'll show you how to find calm.

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Nutrition

Can Intermittent Fasting Help Your Diabetes?

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, intermittent fasting could potentially improve, or even reverse, your condition.

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Risk Factors

Heart Disease Prevention With Diabetes

Diabetes can increase your risk of heart disease. Learn about the links between diabetes and cardiovascular health, and get tips on how to reduce your risk.

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Chronic Life

My Diabetes Wake-up Call

Health advocate Mary Shomon landed in the ICU after nearly missing the signs of LADA, a form of type 1 diabetes. Now she shares the lessons that can help everyone live healthier—and smarter.

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Tests

Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

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Diagnosis

Could Your Type 2 Diabetes Be Misdiagnosed?

If you've been diagnosed of type 2 diabetes, read this. Many people are being diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes.

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Tests

Why You Should Carefully Manage Blood Sugar

Learn how careful blood sugar management can help you take better control your diabetes.

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Risk Factors

Menopause Before 45 Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Did you go through menopause before the age of 45? Researchers think that you might be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Cost of Care

Score! 11 Ways to Save on Your Meds

Tired of breaking the bank every time you go to pay for your prescription drugs? Save big with these insider tips that slash drug costs.

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Risk Factors

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.