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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Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Nitric Oxide Speeds Foot Ulcer Healing

If you have chronic foot ulcers related to type 2 diabetes, learn more about this new nitric oxide treatment that harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

By Mary Shomon

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

Best Snacks for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Avoiding junk food and picking healthy snacks when you have type 2 diabetes can seem impossible. Find snacks that are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Diabetes?

You probably already know how eating carbohydrates affects type 2 diabetes, but how much do you know about prebiotics, probiotics, and your gut bacteria health?

By Mary Shomon

Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Taking Insulin

Starting insulin is a significant change to how you manage diabetes. Here are a few things I wished I’d known when making this transition.

By Corinna Cornejo

America's Rising Diabetes Rates

It’s the kind of health statistic we don’t want to hear: in less than a decade, the percentage of adults diagnosed with diabetes has risen in 18 states.

By Mary Shomon

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Eating Low Carb

Low-carb, high-fat, and moderate protein diets have made it possible for many overweight people to become slim. But it does much more.

By David Mendosa

Will Intermittent Fasting Help Your Type 2 Diabetes?

Research has found that following an intermittent fasting program may help improve—or even reverse—prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in some cases.

By Mary Shomon

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 ...