Diabetic man rubs cream on diabetic dry skin

Diabetic Dry Skin

How bad does dry winter skin have to get before you need to see a doctor? And why do people with diabetes seem to have more problems with dry skin than everyone else? Get the answers to these questions — and more!

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring: Part 2

To measure the concentration of glucose in your blood, you put a strip in the meter, poke a hole in your finger to get a sample of blood, touch the tip of the test strip to the drop of blood, and wait for the result. It sounds pretty straightforward. But, of course, the devil is in the details…

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring

The year is 1978. The global population reaches 4.4 billion, and in the United States, 5.2 million people have diabetes. For around $400 ($1,500 in today’s dollars), those 5.2 million Americans with diabetes can, for the first time ever, buy a home blood glucose meter…



Most of the millions of people who take it don’t give it a second thought, but humble metformin may well be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug…

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