Latest by Mary Shomon

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.

Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

When Sulfonylurea Drugs Could Be a Problem

Sulfonylureas are the oldest type of type 2 diabetes drugs, but they're dangerous for people who have latent autoimmune diabetes. Here's what you should know.

Is Older, Lower-Cost Insulin Worth It?

Older insulins can be a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

Tips for Managing Diabetes With a Dexcom CGM

These tips can help you optimize your Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to improve your ability to track blood sugar and manage diabetes.

Controlling Diabetes With Implantable CGMs

If you live with insulin-dependent diabetes, a continuous glucose monitor could help you get better control of your condition.

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.

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.

Don't Let Hypothyroidism Lead To Diabetes

A thyroid condition raises your risk of type 2 diabetes. Learn how these conditions are related and what you can do to protect yourself.

How To Follow Your Insulin Treatment Plan

If you need insulin to treat diabetes, here's everything you should know about insulin treatment planning and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle.