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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Corinna Cornejo

Why Are Insulin Costs Skyrocketing?

The Endocrine Society issued a statement imploring manufacturers, pharmacies, insurers, and others to lower out-of-pocket expenses for insulin.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Mary Shomon

High Intensity Insulin and Heart Health

Managing both diabetes and heart health may require less intense insulin treatments. Learn about how different treatments approaches can affect your heart.

By Gretchen Becker

Bad Insulin: When to Toss the Vial

Learn how to store your insulin to keep its potency, and how you can tell when it has gone bad and needs to be thrown out.

By William Quick, M.D.

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.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Mary Shomon