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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Can A Diabetes Diagnosis Offer Benefits to Others?

A diabetes diagnosis in one person may help spur behavior changes in a partner. Learn how families and friends can make healthy lifestyle changes together.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

U.S. Diabetes Rates: Facts and Figures

Nearly 9 percent of U.S. adults had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and 0.5 percent with type 1 diabetes in 2016 and 2017, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Just Say No to Sugar-Free Candy

Sugar-free chocolates and candies can be tempting when you have diabetes, but they can still affect your blood sugar. Look out for these common side effects.

By Ginger Vieira

Diabetes in History

Learn about the origins of diabetes in history and how treatment has developed over the years and changed our modern understanding of the disease.

By Eileen Bailey

Delicious Keto Recipes for Diabetes

If you’re trying to cut down on your carb intake for blood sugar control, you may want to consider giving the keto diet a try. You won’t have to skimp on delicious meals — just try these recipes to see!

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Avoiding 'Step Reduction' and Diabetes Risks

Just two weeks of inactivity increases risks associated with diabetes. Learn how to avoid step reduction and increase your daily activities.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Why Taking Sulfonylurea Drugs Could Be a Problem

Sulfonylurea drugs are dangerous for people who have latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA). Learn about these medications and how they affect type 2 diabetes.

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

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

By Mary Shomon

Why People With Diabetes Should Get Their Eyes Checked

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in America. Learn about diabetes related eye conditions and how often you should get your eyes checked.

By Lisa Fields

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 ...