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Susan Conrad, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Susan Conrad, M.D. is a physician/writer with board-certification in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. After receiving her medical degree from Ohio State University, she completed general pediatrics training at Northwestern University and pediatric endocrinology training at U.C. San Francisco. She has been on staff as a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital Oakland, Inova Children’s Hospital, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Her interests include child advocacy, hiking, and spending time with her family. You can read more about her and her website.

Latest by Susan Conrad, M.D.

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Diabetes Symptoms With Negative Test Results

What if you have all the symptoms of diabetes but the tests alway comes back negative?

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Your Thyroid’s Effect on Your Menstrual Period

Learn how undiagnosed or mismanaged thyroid problems can affect your menstrual periods.

A woman with diabetes checks her blood glucose level.
Tests

Important Diabetes Tests and Prevention Tips

If you have diabetes, you need to get more preventative checkups than most other people. These are the regular checkups that can protect your health.

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Living With

Top Mistakes Made When Checking Your Sugar

When you use a blood glucose meter to check your level, you may sometimes get a screwy result. When that happens, you may be quick to blame your meter. But often the trouble is much closer to home.

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10 Ways To Manage Your Weight with Diabetes

Managing your weight when you are living with diabetes is one of the most important lifestyle changes you can make.

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The 10 Worst Myths About Diabetes

There are several myths about diabetes — from silly misconceptions to some that are downright dangerous which cause people to stop caring about their health.

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Top Questions about A1C Tests, Answered

The A1C test measures your blood glucose during the past few months, and “has strong predictive value for diabetes complications.”

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11 Signs You Might Have Diabetes

You might not have any symptoms of type 2 diabetes when you get it. In fact, researchers think that the average person already has it for 10 years when a doctor diagnoses it.