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Chiropractor examining a woman's spine.
Treatment

Can Chiropractors Really Treat Diabetes?

Can chiropractors legitimately treat diabetes, or are these programs just a scam? Learn what a chiropractic program for diabetes can and can't do for you.

Actress Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of OWN's 'Love Is_' at NeueHouse Hollywood on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Lifestyle

10 Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

These famous women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us who live with thyroid disease.

Woman in pain lying down holding a body pillow.
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.

Athletes.
Complications

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.

Pills and insulin syringes.
Medication

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.

Man injecting himself with insulin.
Medication

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.

Woman wearing a continuous glucose monitor.
Treatment

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.

Eversense-sensor, an implantable glucose monitor for diabetes.
Treatment

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 healthy foods in a heart shaped bowl.
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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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.