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Latest by Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.

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Treatment

The History of Diabetes

Find out when diabetes was first identified, how treatment has changed over the years, and how we developed our modern understanding of the disease.

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Living With

Does the U.S. Need More Diabetes Specialists?

Diabetes care falls between primary care physicians and endocrinologists. Will we need more specialists as diabetes becomes more common?

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Travel

How to Travel Safely With Type 2 Diabetes

Careful planning makes all the difference, whether you’re spending a day at a water park or a week on a cruise.

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Insulin

Starting Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

When a person starts taking insulin it brings a new level of complexity to treating type 2 diabetes. Find out everything there is to know about using insulin.

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Treatment

How to Protect Your Insulin in Hot Weather

Did you realize insulin can lose its potency when kept at the wrong temperature? These valuable tips can keep your insulin safe in hot weather.

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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.

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Living With

Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health Before Age 40

You may think that type 2 diabetes only affects older people. But more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age 40.

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Healthy Conversations

Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

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Nutrition

Diabetic? Why You Should Avoid Diet Drinks

Turns out sugar-free drinks come along with a whole separate set of risks for people with diabetes. Find out how much is too much.