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"

Latest

Your Gut Microbiome May Determine Which Diabetes Drugs Work For You

Ever wonder why some diabetes drugs work for you but not your friends and family? Researchers say the bacteria in your gut may be the culprit.

Starting Weight Loss for Diabetes

Research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes who lose just small amounts of weight can improve their health and reduce the risk of complications.

By Lisa Fields

Can Dairy Products Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Does eating dairy products reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes? Find out how eating milk, cheese, and yogurt can affect your hunger and appetite.

By Mary Shomon

Hypoglycemia: 10 Signs of Low Blood Sugar

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, has several common causes in people with diabetes. Learn about these signs to prevent dangerous complications.

By Mary Shomon

The Less Well-Known Symptoms of Diabetes

Most people know about the common symptoms of diabetes like thirst and excessive urination. Do you know about the less well-known and often overlooked symptoms?

By Mary Shomon

The Most Bizarre Diabetes Cures and Remedies

People have been promoting all sorts of "cures" for diabetes since ancient times. Let’s take a look at some of the most bizarre diabetes remedies of all time.

By Mary Shomon

The 10 Best Apps for Diabetes Management

Your doctor or diabetes educator can help you set goals that are most important for your care. Here are some of the apps that can address your specific needs.

By Eileen Bailey

Saying "No" for Your Health and Diabetes Management

By saying "no" to things that raise our blood glucose levels, stress us out, or undermine our self-care, we are saying "yes" to our health.

By Corinna Cornejo

The Link Between Prediabetes and Male Infertility

Is there a connection between high blood sugar affect men’s sexual health? Find out what research suggests about prediabetes and male fertility.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Diabetic Pastry Chef Shares Her Best Dessert-Making Moves

Stacey aka The Diabetic Pastry Chef tastes desserts all day but she’s still impressing her doctor. Find out about her favorite sugar substitutes and flour mixes.

By Pamela Kaufman

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 have a unique effect on our health, increasing our risk for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes, even when they don’t lead to weight gain.

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 ...