Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about type 1 diabetes, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Lifestyle

New Ways to Track Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, tracking blood sugar is probably a challenge. Here's a look at where non-invasive glucose monitoring devices may be headed.

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Diabetic ketoacidosis on tablet with stethoscope.
Complications

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

If you have diabetes, you should know the signs, symptoms, and treatments for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition.

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Type 1 Diabetes

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.

Pregnant woman raising the risk that her child will get diabetes by eating cookies and a croissant.
Risk Factors

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

Casey McNamara running in the Boston Marathon.
Living With

Diabetes Advocate Runs the Boston Marathon

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.

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Living With

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?

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Lifestyle

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 — and they taste truly awful.

Diabetes history.
Treatment

The History of Diabetes

Find out when diabetes was first identified, how treatment has changed over the years, and how we developed our modern understanding of the disease.

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Medication

Is Older, Lower-Cost Insulin Worth It?

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

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Living With

7 Things You Don't Know About Diabetes

Life with diabetes can be hard for non-diabetics to understand. Here are 7 truths about diabetes you would never know unless you live with it.

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Risk Factors

Early Type 1 Diabetes Shortens Life Expectancy

While it’s well-known that type 1 diabetes reduces life expectancy, a study provides more information about age of diabetes onset and lifespan.