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Managing T2D

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Managing T2D

How to Navigate the U.S. Healthcare System When You Live with a Chronic Condition

Dealing with the U.S. healthcare system when you have a chronic condition can feel impossible, but it’s easier when you know what to expect.

June 28, 2022

by Stefanie Remson

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6 Tips for Making Type 2 Diabetes Management Less Stressful

Members of the Bezzy T2D community understand well how managing diabetes can feel overwhelming. These 6 tips can help make it easier.

October 26, 2021

by Elinor Hills

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Everything You Need to Know About Your A1C Level

The A1C blood test is one of the primary tools for diagnosing diabetes and is key to understanding how well our body processes sugar.

September 08, 2022

by Joe Van Brussel

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4 Tips to Manage Diabetes-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a tricky symptom of diabetes that can impact every aspect of our lives. Fortunately, there's a lot we can do to address it.

September 07, 2022

by Joe Van Brussel

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Connecting the Dots on Diabetes: Self-Reflection and Keeping Track of Diabetes Medications

Sydney Williams discusses the benefits of creating a ritual for taking diabetes medications, along with prompts to start your own self-reflection practice.

August 02, 2022

by Sydney Williams

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6 Things to Know If Your Doctor Prescribes Metformin

Metformin is one of the most common and well researched drugs for treating diabetes. Here's everything you need to know if your doctor prescribes this treatment.

July 28, 2022

by Joe Van Brussel

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5 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore If You Live with Type 2 Diabetes

We're all trained to recognize the signs of high and low blood sugar. But do you know the signs of a serious complication?

September 15, 2021

by Mary Van Doorn

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7 Surprising Things That Affect Blood Sugar Levels

Managing diabetes isn't as simple as just eating right and exercising. Many factors impact our blood sugars, and we might not even know it.

October 26, 2020

by Mila Clarke

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4 Complications You Should Be Aware of if You Live with Type 2 Diabetes

Mitigating diabetes complications can be overwhelming, but prioritizing preventative care can help. Take a look at these common T2D complications and what you can do to prevent them however possible.

April 04, 2022

by Mary Van Doorn

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5 Tips for Healthy Habits from the Bezzy T2D Community

Community members living with type 2 diabetes share advice on starting — and maintaining — healthy habits.

May 25, 2021

by Elinor Hills

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6 Confidence-Boosting Tips for Your Next Doctor’s Visit

Doctors’ visits can be stressful, especially when you live with a chronic condition. Members of Healthline’s chronic condition communities are here to help.

July 26, 2021

by Elinor Hills

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New to Type 2 Diabetes: The Search for a Glucometer

Finding a glucometer that suits your needs is important. After all, it might be your constant companion.

February 25, 2022

by Jana Studelska

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A Guide to Disability Benefits and Type 2 Diabetes

If you have complications from your diabetes, you could be eligible for disability benefits.

August 18, 2020

by Elizabeth Millard

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Type 2 Diabetes Numbers Have You Down? Here’s How to Cope

Remember that a number is just that — a number.

July 13, 2020

by Mila Clarke

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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate When You’re Living with a Chronic Illness

Good self-advocacy in medical settings requires a complicated balance of confidence and humility.

May 13, 2021

by Michael Waldon, LMSW

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How Virtual Care Has Changed My Chronic Illness Treatment

The option of virtual care used to be a dream for managing my chronic illness. It took a pandemic for that dream to come true.

March 10, 2021

by Eileen Davidson

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Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Vaccines and Chronic Conditions

A pharmacist answers common questions among Healthline's chronic condition communities.

April 02, 2021

by Alan Carter, Pharm.D.

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5 Tips for Having Better Conversations with Your Diabetes Doctor

Your relationship with your diabetes doctor should be a two-way street. Here's how to have better conversations and get the care you need.

March 31, 2022

by Sydney Williams

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