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Does the U.S. Need More Diabetes Specialists?

Diabetes care falls between primary care physicians and endocrinologists. Will we need more specialists as diabetes becomes more common?

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How to Protect Your Insulin in Hot Weather

Did you realize insulin can lose its potency when kept at the wrong temperature? These valuable tips can keep your insulin safe in hot weather.

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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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Diabetes Advocate Runs the Boston Marathon

Casey McNamara, a diabetes advocate, achieved her dream of running the Boston Marathon and raised nearly $24,000 for diabetes charity at the same time.

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7 Things You Don't Know About Diabetes

Life with diabetes can be hard for non-diabetics to understand. Here are 7 truths about diabetes you would never know unless you live with it.

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Surprising Foods That Spike Your Blood Sugar

You might be surprised where you'll find hidden carbohydrates. Learn to recognize the most common culprits (we’re looking at you, brown rice).

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What’s Your Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio?

Whether you have type 2 or type 1 diabetes, if you take insulin it’s crucial to establish your baseline insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio. Here's how.

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10 Signs You're Insulin Dose Is Wrong

If you take insulin for diabetes, your prescribed dose is just your doctor's educated guess. These 10 signs can tell you when your dose is due for a tune-up.

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10 Tips to Improve Your A1C Level

If you're trying to improve your A1C level, focus on these 10 specific areas, including nutrition and strategic blood sugar testing, to reach your goals.

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Diabetes Foot Infections: What to Know

A wound on your foot or leg that doesn’t heal can turn into a deep sore that quickly becomes infected. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening.