Diabetes Articles

What Is Diabetes?
Comprehensive guide to types of diabetes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and current research.

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes
Get the facts in this FAQ on diabetes symptoms, treatments, research, and more.

Take Care of Your Feet
If you have diabetes, it is vital that you practice good foot care. This guide provides 12 tips for taking care of your feet.

Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia can occur as a complication of diabetes, as a condition in itself, or in association with other disorders.

Diabetes in African Americans
African Americans with diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes complications and experience greater disability from the complications than white Americans with diabetes.

Medicines for People with Diabetes
A comprehensive guide to the many medications used to treat diabetes.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eye's retina.

Devices for Taking Insulin
Most people who take insuline inject it with a needle, but did you know there are several other devices available for taking insulin?

Diabetes Fact Sheet
Get facts and statistics on the prevelance of diabetes by age, sex, and ethnicity, along with potential complications of the disease.

Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitors
One part of controlling diabetes is to regularly monitor your own blood sugar levels, which usually involve taking a blood sample. But non-invasive devices may not be too far off.

Diabetes Treatment is More Convenient, Less Painful and Less Expensive
Prescription drugs are improving, monitoring devices are getting more advanced (and less painful!) and there's even good news about diabetes and insurance in America.

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Diabetes
Thanks to the increase in sources and types of health information, now we can all walk into the doctor's office prepared with questions and ideas about our own health issues.

Obesity, Lifestyle and Your Patient's with Diabetes
New information supports the significant benefits of incorporating physical activity, behavior and use of medication into the treatment of obesity.

HbA1c - the 7% Solution
You test your glucose level several times a day, you're aware of diet and exercise issues and do your best to stay on track. But what about your hemoglobin A1c level?

Diabetes: Is Yours Under Control?
If controlled properly, most people with diabetes can live relatively complication-free, but if left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to major health problems.

National Diabetes Month is Nothing to Celebrate
'Celebrate' National Diabetes Month by getting your blood sugar checked. Don't walk around thinking you don't have diabetes because you feel fine.

Diabetes Demands Triad of Treatments
There are over 16 million Americans suffering from diabetes mellitus, a chronic disease in which the pancreas produces too little or no insulin, but there are new treatments available.

Blood Glucose Monitoring at Home
For millions of Americans with diabetes, regular home testing of blood glucose levels is critical in controlling their disease.

Overcoming Juvenile Diabetes
Most people are first diagnosed with Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes during the teen years.

Alternative Therapies for Diabetes
Alternative treatments that have been studied to manage diabetes include acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, and nutritional supplements.

Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease
People with diabetes may face eye problems as a complication of their disease, which can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes
When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should.

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease: A Guide for Patients
Like other complications of diabetes, gum disease is linked to diabetic control. People with poor blood sugar control get gum disease more often and more severely.

Diabetic Neuropathy: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes
A more thorough review of neuropathy, its causes symptoms, types, and ongoing research for new treatments.

Gastroparesis and Diabetes
Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At least 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes develop gastroparesis.

Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
Answer the questions in this survey and determine your own risk level for gestational diabetes during pregnancy.