Diabetes Tests & Diagnosis

1 diabetes Most often, testing for type 1 diabetes occurs in people with diabetes symptoms. Doctors usually diagnose type 1


Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatments

can manage their disease by making healthy food choices and being more physically active. Many people with type 2 diabetes need diabetes medicines...


Diabetes Glossary

...blood glucose) resulting from the body’s inability to use blood glucose for energy. (See type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.) di...


What is Diabetes?

doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious. What are the different types of diab...


Symptoms & Causes of Diabetes

of these gene mutations cause diabetes by making the pancreas less able to make insulin. The most common types of monogenic diabetes are neonatal ...


Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

you at risk for prediabetes. Other names for prediabetes include impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Some people call pre


Managing Diabetes

that can occur when you have diabetes. How can I manage my diabetes? With the help of your health-care team, you can create a diabetes


Diabetes Makes COVID-19 Worse and Possibly Vice Versa

diabetes worse, because any stressful illness makes diabetes worse. The big questions are does COVID cause diabetes in a person w...


Don’t Fear Diabetes! Straight Talk for the Newly Diagnosed

one by one? Here are the top five worries that people newly diagnosed with diabetes ask me about, the reality behind them—and how you can take action. FIVE C...


Metformin: New Benefits (and Risks) For This Old Diabetes Drug

women who developed diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), because they have a greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diab...


Can You Tell Type 2 Diabetes Myths from Facts?

healthy weight, you… Won’t develop type 2 diabetes. Might get diabetes, and it might put your health at even greater risk than if you...


Preventing Diabetes Problems

Diabetes can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, vision problems, nerve damage and kidney disease. Learn more about preventing these dia...


The Diabetes Risk Factors That Aren’t On Your Radar

number of people free from diabetes. The findings: Men with diabetes taking oral medications and insulin-dependent patients of both sexes, particu...


Diabetes & Diet and Eating

diabetes, medical nutrition therapy has been shown to improve diabetes management. Medicare pays for medical nutrition therapy for people with


When a Cough Means Diabetes

If you get bronchitis, the last thing you’d think might be causing it is diabetes. But one woman’s story demonstrates that diabetes ca...


Diabetes & Physical Activity

type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum. 2015;28(1):32–38. 4 Colberg SR, Sigal RJ, Yardley JE, et al. Physical activity/exercise and diab...


Beat Prediabetes With These Simple Steps

as full-fledged diabetes. • It’s much easier to reverse prediabetes than full-blown diabetes. In prediabetes


Is Bariatric Surgery Better Than Lifestyle Weight Loss for Diabetes?

If you have a weight problem and have developed type 2 diabetes, you may be considering bariatric weight-loss surgery, which has the potential to cure—yes, c...


Diabetes Drugs That Hurt Your Heart

so complicated that your doctor may not be making the right choice for you. To learn more, Bottom Line Personal interviewed diabetes expert George L. King, MD. New...


Prevent Diabetes With Your Mind from developing diabetes—or help you manage diabetes if you have it. The good news: This is one psychological trait that you can chan...