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Healthline's type 2 diabetes community includes experts from the Friedman Diabetes Insitute, such as endocrinologist Dr. Gerald Friedman and nutritionists Megan Fendt and Lynn Polmanteer, as well as seasoned writer and editor—and type 2 diabetes patient—Patrick Totty.

Diabetes Still Isn't Easy

Diabetes Still Isn't Easy

The Friedman Diabetes Institute has partnered with to develop "Diabetes Still Isn't Easy," a regular blog that will discuss diet, nutrition, and condition management for type 2 diabetes.

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It's a Type 2 Life

It's a Type 2 Life

San Francisco Bay Area resident Patrick Totty writes about his experiences living with type 2 diabetes. Patrick was diagnosed in July 2003. Since then, he has, among other things, become a regular contributor to "Diabetes Health" magazine.

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Know Your Rights

Don't suffer in silence. Get to know what your rights as a type 2 diabetes patient are.

Diabetes and Sexual Health

Sexual side effects are common for both men and women with type 2 diabetes, especially if you take diabetes medication.

Save Money on Diabetes Care

Over time, treating diabetes can become surprisingly expensive. Get expert advice on negotiating insurance and health care bills.

Choosing Your Endocrinologist

An endocrinologist is a medical specialist who knows all about hormones—including insulin. Find out about how to choose a specialist who will work for you.

Endocrinologist Visit Guide

Find out what to expect when you visit the endocrinologist to discuss your diabetes, and get a printable list of questions you should remember to ask.

Type 2 Diabetes in the Workplace

As a type 2 diabetes patient, you have certain rights that your employer must honor.

Type 2 Diabetes at School

Did you know that if you're a type 2 diabetes patient, your professor must give you breaks during exams to check your blood sugar?

Diabetes and Depression

Type 2 diabetes patients are at an especially high risk for depression. Don't neglect your emotional health.

True Stories: Odetta and Kathy Allbright

Odetta is a diabetes service dog who can alert Kathy whenever Kathy's blood sugar levels drop.


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