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

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Lifestyle

What Causes Postmenopausal Weight Gain?

Genetics and exercise both affect weight gain after menopause. Find out what you can do to prevent obesity as your metabolism slows down with age.

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Living With

10 Signs You're Insulin Dose Is Wrong

If you take insulin for diabetes, your prescribed dose is just your doctor's educated guess. These 10 signs can tell you when your dose is due for a tune-up.

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Living With

10 Tips to Improve Your A1C Level

If you're trying to improve your A1C level, focus on these 10 specific areas, including nutrition and strategic blood sugar testing, to reach your goals.

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13 Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

More than half of American adults had either diabetes or prediabetes in 2012, a study in JAMA says. Getting diabetes is now more common than ever before.

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Treatment

12 Ways to Lose Weight and Manage Your Diabetes

Being overweight or obese is the medical condition that affects almost everyone who has type 2 diabetes. Here are 12 common methods for approaching weight loss.

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Treatment

Choose the Best Doctors for Your Diabetes Management

Living with diabetes, you’ll need an ophthalmologist, a dietitian, a podiatrist, a dentist, and a dermatologist too. Find out what to look for when picking your doctors.

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Symptoms

7 Tips for Diabetes Foot Care

Foot care is essential if you have diabetes. Here are seven tips for avoiding serious foot complications.

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Symptoms

Is Maple Syrup Odor A Symptom Of Diabetes?

My boyfriend all the sudden started smelling very strongly of maple syrup. He also is increasingly tired and irritable. Is this a symptom of diabetes?

Blood test to determine level of A1c for diabetes.
Diagnosis

An A1C of 8.7 Is Of Concern

My hemoglobin A1c is 8.7 and serum glucose is 126; my doctor said it’s not serious. Should I be concerned?

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Medication

Prefilling Insulin Syringes

Prefilled syringes with insulin for future use can be helpful for some people. Learn about the necessary precautions for safely prefilling syringes.