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"

Living with Diabetes: Turning Points

"I accepted that this journey came with a distinct purpose."

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Risk Factors

A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

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Nutrition

Diabetic? Why You Should Avoid Diet Drinks

Turns out sugar-free drinks come along with a whole separate set of risks for people with diabetes. Find out how much is too much.

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Stress

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like *Girl, Wash Your Face*, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, England.
Healthy Conversations

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.

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Medication

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

Doctor bandaging a diabetic foot ulcer.
Complications

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.

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Living With

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.

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Nutrition

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?

Man measuring his blood glucose and recording the information in his phone.
Technology

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.

Meet the Experts

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

Ginger Vieira
Patient Expert
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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
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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.