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Will You Need Medication For Weight Loss If You Have Diabetes?

Doctors often prescribe medication for people with type 2 diabetes to aid with weight loss. Here’s why some people may need it and how it works.

By Lisa Fields

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Insulin

When you live with diabetes, deciding to start insulin medication can be intimidating. Here's everything I wish I knew before I made the transition.

By Corinna Cornejo

Weight Loss Drug Reduces Diabetes Risk

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, pay attention to this study that discovered this weight loss drug can lower your blood sugar and diabetes risk.

By Mary Shomon

Diabetes Meds May Reduce Alzheimer's Symptoms

People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes medications have significantly fewer brain markers of the disease, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Read This Before Quitting Your Diabetes Meds

Most patients with type 2 diabetes stop taking their medications within a year. Learn why this is risky, and ways you can reduce your need for them safely.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Mary Shomon

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.

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 Improves Diabetes Care

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