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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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The Link Between Diabetes and Body Temperature

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by Angela Finlay on November 23, 2015
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by Afra Willmore on September 16, 2015
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by Afra Willmore on August 24, 2015
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by Angela Finlay on August 17, 2015
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by Afra Willmore on August 12, 2015
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Despite the availability of vast information, there are still plenty of myths about type 2 diabetes. Let's take a look and get the facts straight.
by Patricia Bratianu on August 4, 2015

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I wish I had known about prediabetes and had the chance to change my lifestyle before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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Many people develop type 2 diabetes without fitting the typical description, and that can have terrible consequences for the thinner diabetic.
by Angela Finlay on June 17, 2015
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by Afra Willmore on June 3, 2015