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How Is Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosed? 3 Key Tests to Know About

Experts recommend screening for diabetes starting at age 45.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors You Need to Know

Certain lifestyle and genetic factors increase type 2 diabetes risk. Where do you stand?

5 Textbook Signs You Could Have Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes symptoms are often silent, but you might notice these signs that something’s not quite right.

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Key Facts You Need to Know

Look for these symptoms (and don’t skip your annual screening).

Why Cardiologists Care About Your Sleep Habits

Lack of sleep affects your heart health more than you think.

Weight Loss With Diabetes: The Magic Number for Better Blood Sugar

Even a small amount on the scale makes a big difference.

Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs: What’s the Difference?

Here’s why you shouldn’t cut ALL carbs from your diet.

Alcohol and Diabetes: How to Drink Safely

You can imbibe when you have diabetes, but follow these tips to protect your health.

These 7 Eating Habits Are Bad for Diabetes

Steer clear of eats that can make blood sugar control worse.

Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes: 6 Habits that Help Lower Blood Sugar

These tweaks give your pancreas a helping hand.

Smoking and Diabetes: Why Quitting Is So Crucial

Smoking when you have diabetes creates an even more toxic environment for your heart and other organs.

Sleep and Diabetes: Why It’s Key for Blood Sugar Control

If you’re not getting good-quality slumber, your blood sugar could suffer.

What Is Prediabetes? Key Facts You Need to Know

A prediabetes diagnosis is actually an opportunity to take action.

Stress Management and Diabetes: Why It’s Critical for Better Blood Sugar

Minimizing stress is a key part of your diabetes treatment plan.