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Tools for calculating your insulin to carbohydrate ratio.
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What’s Your Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio?

Whether you have type 2 or type 1 diabetes, if you take insulin it’s crucial to establish your baseline insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio. Here's how.

A graph of a patient's blood sugar levels with a vial of blood.
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10 Signs You're Insulin Dose Is Wrong

If you take insulin for diabetes, your prescribed dose is just your doctor's educated guess. These 10 signs can tell you when your dose is due for a tune-up.

A man injecting insulin for type 2 diabetes.
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What Your Doctor Won't Teach About Insulin

If you were prescribed insulin for type 2 diabetes, your doctor probably only told you the basics. Here are 10 things everybody taking insulin should know.

A diabetic woman checks her blood sugar before a meal.
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10 Tips to Improve Your A1C Level

If you're trying to improve your A1C level, focus on these 10 specific areas, including nutrition and strategic blood sugar testing, to reach your goals.

Type 2 diabetes and insulin syringes.
Newly Diagnosed

First Year Tips for Type 2 Diabetes

It takes time to learn the best ways to manage type 2 diabetes. These 10 tips can help you get up to speed in your first year.

Diabetes patient administering an insulin injection.
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Are Your Diabetes Medications Working?

Learn the symptoms and markers of a successful treatment plan — and how yours stacks up.

Mother playing with young daughter lifting her up and laughing.
Tests

Should You Test Your Child's Diabetes Risk?

Learn about this research program that is studying possible ways to reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes, particularly among children.

Pasta, bread, rolls, high carb foods.
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7 Ways to Make a Low-Carb Diet Work for You

These 7 tips can help cut your carb consumption — and take better control of your blood sugar — without feeling deprived.

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Don't Let Fibromyalgia Keep You Down

If you're a woman with fibromyalgia, don't negativity and stereotypes stop you from achieving your goals.

Pregnant woman with hands on belly, in heart shape.
Complications

Pregnancy and Diabetes: What to Know

If you're a woman with type 1 diabetes, believe it or not, your body will likely begin producing insulin again during pregnancy.