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Oral Diabetes Medication

Oral diabetes medication can help you control blood glucose, improve insulin sensitivity, and even lose weight. Learn more about how oral medication can help your diabetes management.
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories,...
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories, and carbs. But more importantly, it can help you keep track of exercise, your moods, and your blood sugar. Here's how to use a journal to capture and change the way you think about managing diabetes.
We asked Diabetic Living readers to submit their best diabetes...
We asked Diabetic Living readers to submit their best diabetes tips for living well with diabetes and taking control of their health. From cooking to weight loss, find out what works for real people with diabetes.
What to Know About Diabetes
Diabetes can be overwhelming, so start with the basics. After...
Diabetes can be overwhelming, so start with the basics. After all, you can’t address what you don’t understand. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or just stumped on a particular topic, we've compiled some of the most important information about diabetes that will help you take control and live a healthier life.

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Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood...
Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—is essential to diabetes care. Find out why these measures are so important, plus what the numbers mean and how often you should get tested.
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low...
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low cost make it the first drug that most providers choose and one of the most prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Find out if you should be taking it.
Blood sugar can become more difficult to manage when you're...
Blood sugar can become more difficult to manage when you're ill. Knowing what to do in advance may help you recover faster. Here's our handy guide to planning ahead for sick days with diabetes.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test...
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test their blood sugar more than five times a day. The cost of test strips can add up fast. Here's how to be sure you're getting your money's worth.
For many years, A1C has been a key indicator of long-term blood...
For many years, A1C has been a key indicator of long-term blood glucose control, and most people have been encouraged to keep their A1C at 7 percent or less. Today, one A1C goal doesn’t fit everyone’s needs. What A1C level should you shoot for?