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5 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

As the holiday season begins to kick into high gear and in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, I want to take some time to focus on traveling. If you or…

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3 Things You Don’t Know About Diabetes Risk

It seems like almost every day I hear something new about type 2 diabetes. Whether it’s a new medication or a discovery about an aspect of the biology behind the…

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Turning the Tide Against Diabetes

I always worry about my patients with diabetes. As I’m a cardiothoracic surgeon, all of my patients are sick by definition, but of all of my patients, it is the…

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Feeling Sleepy, Napping Too Long May Signal Diabetes Risk

Sleep deprivation seems to have become the norm for many in the modern world. The bright screens of tablets and smartphones in particular tend to lure users to stay up…

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Common Diabetes Drug May Be Acting on Your Intestines

If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you’ve probably heard of the drug metformin. It’s the first line of defense in helping to get high blood sugar levels…

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Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Holds Blood Sugar Steady

Changing blood sugar is a fact of life. Every time you eat something, the sugars in the food are absorbed and pass into the bloodstream. From there, they circulate until…

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Dry Skin Associated With Diabetes

Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As a dermatologist, one of the most frequent skin issues I see associated with diabetes is very dry skin,…

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Weight-Loss Surgeries Could Reverse Diabetes

Two new studies are shedding light on just how certain weight-loss surgeries can help patients lose weight and even potentially reverse diabetes. 

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The PCOS and Diabetes Connection

Many are unaware of what PCOS is, let alone that it can increase risk for diabetes. PCOS, however, shares a key factor with type 2 diabetes, namely the development of…

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Sharecare Top 5: Surprising Ways to Prevent Diabetes

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes or have a family history of the disease, there’s a silver lining. According to the American Diabetes Association, type 2 diabetes isn’t…

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