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Stopping Diabetes Medications: Risks and Rewards

It can be tempting to stop taking type 2 diabetes medication. Learn about the risks of discontinuing your medicine and ways to possibly reduce the need for them.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Diabetes in History

Learn about the origins of diabetes in history and how treatment has developed over the years and changed our modern understanding of the disease.

By Eileen Bailey

Why Taking Sulfonylurea Drugs Could Be a Problem

Sulfonylurea drugs are dangerous for people who have latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA). Learn about these medications and how they affect type 2 diabetes.

By Mary Shomon

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

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

By Mary Shomon

Managing New Diabetes Prescriptions

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis often comes with new prescriptions. Learn how to adjust your daily self-care routine to include prescription medications.

By Corinna Cornejo

Medicaid Expansion Means Better Access to Diabetes Meds

In U.S. states that expanded Medicaid eligibility in low-income adults in 2014 and 2015 per the ACA, more prescriptions were written for diabetes medications.

By Diane Domina

Bad Insulin: When to Toss the Vial

Learn how to tell when insulin is no longer usable and when it’s time to throw it away.

By William Quick, M.D.

When You Can’t Afford Insulin: Options and Advice

Insulin therapy for diabetes can become extremely expensive. Learn more about the different options that can help you with the cost of this life-saving drug.

By Mary Shomon

Understand Your Insulin Treatment Plan

Learn about the different types of insulin, how to make a treatment plan, what to do if you forget a dose, and the risks of not taking your prescribed insulin.

By Mary Shomon

True or False: Myths vs. Facts About Insulin

Can you seperate the myths from the facts about insulin? Try this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about insulin.

By Allison Bush