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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.

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How Much Do You Know About Prediabetes?

How much do you know about prediabetes? Take this true or false quiz to test your knowledge about this common condition that can lead to diabetes.

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Long Hours Increase Diabetes Risk for Women

Women who consistently work more than 45 hours per week have a 63 percent higher risk of devloping type 2 diabetes, according to this recent study.

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Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes Risk

Worldwide diabetes risk is rising as people are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution, according to a recent study published in Lancet Planetary Health.

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Preparing for Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

Getting pregnant with type 1 diabetes is less risky than it used to be, but it still presents some challenges. Here’s what you should know.

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Diabetes During Pregnancy Raises Autism Risk

Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes all increase a woman’s risk of having a child with an autism, according to this study.

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Are you one of the millions of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Learn about the common signs and symptoms you should watch for.

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What's the Link Between Sleep and Diabetes?

Poor sleep not only increases your type 2 diabetes risk, but also having type 2 diabetes can contribute to your sleep problems. Here's what you can do about it.

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Can the Flu Trigger Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

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Chronic Insomnia May Boost Your Diabetes Risk

We don't know why insomnia increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, but emerging research suggests we should look closer.