Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about the different types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

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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

All the Symptoms but Negative Tests

I recently saw the following question: I have all the symptoms for diabetes but the test always comes back negative. Why? My reply: If you have symptoms of diabetes, it’s almost 100% likely that testing for diabetes will be positive.

By Ask HealthCentral