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Weight Loss Drug Reduces Diabetes Risk

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, pay attention to this study that discovered this weight loss drug can lower your blood sugar and diabetes risk.

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Will You Need Medication For Weight Loss If You Have Diabetes?

Doctors often prescribe medication for people with type 2 diabetes to aid with weight loss. Here’s why some people may need it and how it works.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Insulin

When you live with diabetes, deciding to start insulin medication can be intimidating. Here's everything I wish I knew before I made the transition.

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Read This Before Quitting Your Diabetes Meds

Most patients with type 2 diabetes stop taking their medications within a year. Learn why this is risky, and ways you can reduce your need for them safely.

Diabetes history.

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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Is Older, Lower-Cost Insulin Worth It?

Older insulins can be a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

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What If You Can’t Afford Insulin?

If you struggle with the cost of your insulin treatments, learn more about your options for managing the costs of this life-saving drug.

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How To Follow Your Insulin Treatment Plan

If you need insulin to treat diabetes, here's everything you should know about insulin treatment planning and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle.

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Starting Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

When a person starts taking insulin it brings a new level of complexity to treating type 2 diabetes. Find out everything there is to know about using insulin.

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All About Diabetes and Insulin Treatment

When you first start insulin treatment for diabetes, you have more questions than answers. Here's what you should know to get started.