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Colleen Kelly
Colleen Kelly
April 24, 2019
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may wonder, “Do I need diabetic socks?” First, let's take a look at what they actually do — and don't do.

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What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

Everything You Need to Know About Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. 
by Abigail David on April 17, 2019
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The Top Five Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes depends on a mix or combination of factors. Learn about the top five type 2 diabetes risk factors here.
by Afra Willmore on April 3, 2019
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Five Theories About the Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

While the exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, there are some theories surrounding it. Learn about potential type 1 diabetes causes here.
by Abigail David on March 12, 2019
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What All Diabetics Need to Know About Ketones

People with diabetes should know what ketones are, how to identify ketones, and check for ketones. Learn all about diabetes and ketones here.
by Abigail David on February 13, 2019
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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Insomnia?

A number of things can cause difficulty getting a good night's rest. If you're experiencing diabetes and insomnia, ensure you get to the bottom of it!
by Afra Willmore on January 22, 2019
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Understanding How Diabetes May Cause Weight Gain

Does diabetes cause weight gain? The answer is yes and no. Unintentional weight gain can be caused by medication, lifestyle, and diet choices.
by Afra Willmore on January 8, 2019
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Sweaty and Irritable? You Could be Hypoglycemic!

One of the things diabetics often worry about is hypoglycemia - their blood sugar dropping dangerously low suddenly and unexpectedly without them noticing.
by Afra Willmore on October 23, 2018
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Can Prediabetes Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you may be wondering if you're at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more about what prediabetes is.
by Rebecca Paciorek on September 18, 2018
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9 High Blood Sugar Causes to Be Aware Of

Hyperglycemia causes may include forgetting to take insulin or not taking enough insulin, consuming too many carbs, feelings of stress and more.
by Colleen Kelly on September 5, 2018
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The Dangers of Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) is a serious medical condition caused by blood glucose levels that are dangerously high.
by Colleen Kelly on July 17, 2018
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