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

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

Can Diabetes Meds Lessen Alzheimer's Symptoms?

People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes medications have significantly fewer brain markers of the disease.

By Diane Domina

What’s the Solution to Skyrocketing Insulin Costs?

The Endocrine Society issued a statement imploring manufacturers, pharmacies, insurers, and others to lower out-of-pocket expenses for insulin.

By Diane Domina

Melatonin Levels Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes risk may be affected by the level of melatonin in the body. Learn more about how this common sleep supplement affects hormonal health.

By Mary Shomon

Eating Gluten in Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes Risk in Children

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? And is it safe to cut gluten out of your diet while you are pregnant?

By Mary Shomon

Is 81 mg/dL A Normal Blood Sugar Level?

I woke up this morning with a massive headache. After 3 cups of coffee, I still had the headache. I just checked my blood sugar, and it was 81. Is this normal?

By Ask HealthCentral

Are Loneliness and Diabetes Linked?

Diabetes can make you feel lonely or isolated. Learn about the connection between chronic illness and loneliness and what you can do to combat it.

By Lisa Fields

Can Chiropractors Really Treat Diabetes?

Can chiropractors legitimately treat diabetes? Are these programs a scam? Learn what a chiropractic program for diabetes can and can't do for you.

By Mary Shomon

Running the Boston Marathon for Diabetes Charity

Casey McNamara, a diabetes advocate, achieved her dream of running the Boston Marathon and raised nearly $24,000 for diabetes charity at the same time.

By Pamela Kaufman

Does the U.S. Need More Diabetes Specialists?

Diabetes care falls between primary care physicians and endocrinologists. Will we need more specialists as diabetes becomes more common?

By Patrick Chatfield

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 ...