Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about the different types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Journey: Managing Diabetes

"Through this diagnosis, time and time again, my husband continues to teach me how to save my own life"

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Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

By Erin L. Boyle

Weight Loss Drug Reduces Diabetes Risk

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, pay attention to this study that discovered this weight loss drug can lower your blood sugar and diabetes risk.

By Mary Shomon

America's Rising Diabetes Rates

Type 2 diabetes diagnosis rates in America are increasing faster in some states than others. Find out where your state falls in diabetes diagnoses.

By Mary Shomon

Nitric Oxide Speeds Foot Ulcer Healing

If you have chronic foot ulcers related to type 2 diabetes, learn more about a potential way nitric oxide treatment can harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health Before Age 40

You may think that type 2 diabetes only affects older people. But more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age 40.

By Mary Shomon

Kombucha: Power Drink for Blood Sugar and Diabetes

Have you noticed that supermarkets these days are overrun with a wide choice of kombucha? What is it and can it help you manage type 2 diabetes?

By Mary Shomon

The 10 Best Apps for Diabetes Management

These 10 health apps are great tools for managing diabetes by tracking everything from medications and blood sugar to meals and exercise.

By Eileen Bailey

Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

By Lisa Fields

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

If you have diabetes, you should know the signs, symptoms, and treatments for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition.

By Mary Shomon

Prediabetes and Male Infertility

You may know that diabetes affects male fertility, but what about prediabetes? Here's what you should know about high blood sugar and men’s sexual health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Featured Collections

Injectables for Type 2 Diabetes

Non-insulin injectables are an available treatment used to control blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if this option could fit your life

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

A great coach makes all the difference, whether playing sports of managing your diabetes. Learn how to find the right care team for you and how food and fitness can help.

Treating Diabetes With Insulin

Insulin therapy for diabetes can become extremely expensive. Learn more about the different options that can help you with the cost of this life-saving drug.

Meet the Experts

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Ginger Vieira

Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Health News

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Fight Type 2 Diabetes?

Research suggests that plant-based diets can improve blood glucose control, promote weight loss, and improve cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Calories From Sugary Drinks Do More Harm

Calories from sugar-sweetened beverages can bigger impact on your health than calories from other sources, according to this study.

Eat More Yogurt to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk

A diet high in low-fat dairy products like yogurt can help prevent heart problems and related conditions like type 2 diabetes. Now, a new analysis published in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that eating yogurt can lower cardiovascular ...