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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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Risk Factors

Hysterectomy Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

A hysterectomy can cause major hormonal changs that put you at greater risk of thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues.

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Lifestyle

Your Complete Guide to Diabetes Self-care

Ready to feel even more amazing? Follow these simple strategies that can help you soothe your body, mind, and spirit when you're living with diabetes.

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Kitchen Must-Haves for People With Diabetes

Stock your kitchen with these staples to make life with diabetes easier, healthier, and tastier.

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Living With

Your Holistic Diabetes Comfort Kit

These natural remedies can complement your care and be the wellness boost you need for mind, body and soul.

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Complications

Little Treats for Happier Diabetic Feet

Diabetes can do a number on your feet—but these patient-approved products will pamper, soothe, and heal.

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Nutrition

Super Snacks for Hypoglycemia

Need a quick blood-sugar boost? Stock up on these snacks and stash them everywhere!

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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.