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Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

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Why You Should Carefully Manage Blood Sugar

Learn how careful blood sugar management can help you take better control your diabetes.

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Blood Sugar Testing For Type 2 Diabetes

What are the benefits of blood sugar testing for people with type 2 diabetes? Take a look at the pros and cons.

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Is Frequent Blood Sugar Testing a Waste of Time?

Despite the findings of a new study, doctors and patients say daily glucose monitoring can help certain people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it could be right for you.

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How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

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When Should You Test Your Blood Sugar?

When you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels don’t always stay in an optimal range. Testing at the right times can help you stay in control.

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How to Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Learn how a continuous glucose monitor can automatically test your glucose levels to help you better manage type 1 diabetes.

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Should You Test Your Child's Diabetes Risk?

Learn about this research program that is studying possible ways to reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes, particularly among children.

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The Evolving Subtypes of Diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most commonly discussed forms of diabetes, but research is uncovering new subtypes of the disease.

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Monitor Glucose With Fewer Finger Sticks

If you have diabetes and wish you could avoid frequent finger sticks to check your glucose levels, this new continuous glucose monitor may be the solution.