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Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author who empowers readers with information on thyroid and autoimmune disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health from an integrative perspective. Mary has been a leading force advocating for more effective, patient-centered hormonal healthcare. Mary also co-stars in PBS’ Healthy Hormones TV series.

Mary also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.

Mary Shomon's Books: https://www.mary-shomon.com/books Websites: http://www.Mary-Shomon.com https://www.ladadiabetesguide.com/

Latest by Mary Shomon

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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.

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Prevention

Trying to Get Pregnant? Why Iodine Can Help

Iodine is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Find out how much you need and if you're getting enough.

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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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Stress

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like Girl, Wash Your Face, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

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Prevention

Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

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Complications

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

If you have diabetes, you should know the signs, symptoms, and treatments for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition.

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Medication

What If You Can’t Afford Insulin?

If you struggle with the cost of your insulin treatments, learn more about your options for managing the costs of this life-saving drug.

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Tests

Blood Sugar Testing For Type 2 Diabetes

What are the benefits of blood sugar testing for people with type 2 diabetes? Take a look at the pros and cons.

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Doctor & Patient

Do You Really Have Type 2 Diabetes?

You're doing everything right and your type 2 diabetes treatment still isn’t working. If you don't actually have the condition, you could face serious complications.