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Menopause Before 45 Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Did you go through menopause before the age of 45? Researchers think that you might be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

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Melatonin May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

Your type 2 diabetes risk may be affected by the melatonin levels in your body. Learn how this common sleep supplement affects your hormonal health.

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Are Loneliness and Diabetes Linked?

Diabetes can make you feel lonely or isolated. Learn about the connection between chronic illness and loneliness and what you can do to combat it.

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Milk at Breakfast Helps Control Blood Sugar

Drinking high-protein milk at breakfast can help lower blood sugar levels through lunch and into the afternoon, according to this study.

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Heart Disease Prevention With Diabetes

Diabetes can increase your risk of heart disease. Learn about the links between diabetes and cardiovascular health, and get tips on how to reduce your risk.

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Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

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Maternal Diabetes Raises Autism Risk

Mothers with diabetes have an increased risk of having a child with autism. Find out how you can reduce the risk by aggressively managing your blood sugar.

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Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy and Diabetes

Breast cancer survivors who receive hormone therapy may have a higher risk of diabetes. These tips can help you limit excessive weight gain after treatment.

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Don't Let Hypothyroidism Lead To Diabetes

A thyroid condition raises your risk of type 2 diabetes. Learn how these conditions are related and what you can do to protect yourself.