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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.

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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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Tips for Managing Diabetes With a Dexcom CGM

These tips can help you optimize your Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to improve your ability to track blood sugar and manage diabetes.

Eversense-sensor, an implantable glucose monitor for diabetes.

Controlling Diabetes With Implantable CGMs

If you live with insulin-dependent diabetes, a continuous glucose monitor could help you get better control of your condition.

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Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes

Here's what you should know about the differences and similarites between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

A woman tests her blood sugar with a blood glucose meter.

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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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.

A diabetic woman checks her blood sugar before a meal.

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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How I Explain My Type 1 Diabetes to My Kids

When you hide your health challenges from your children, you miss an opportunity to teach them about the real world and real life.