BLOG

Diabetes Basics

Subscribe to "Diabetes Basics" Blog Alerts

Diabetes

A Disturbing Rise in Deaths from Diabetes

The American death rate from diabetes is more than triple what it was just a generation ago, according to a…

Complications

Diabetes Checklist: Tests and Checkups

Diabetes—type 1 and type 2—can be well-managed if you keep track of your glucose levels and keep an eye out…

Diabetes

Diabetes & Diet and Eating

Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following…

Diabetes

Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatments

Taking insulin or other diabetes medicines is often part of treating diabetes. Along with healthy food choices and physical activity,…

Diabetes

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Perhaps you have learned that you have a high chance of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common type of…

Diabetes

Preventing Diabetes Problems

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

Diabetes

Diabetes & Physical Activity

Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following…

Diabetes

Managing Diabetes

You can manage your diabetes and live a long and healthy life by taking care of yourself each day. Diabetes…

Complications

Diabetes Tests & Diagnosis

Your health care professional can diagnose diabetes, prediabetes and gestational diabetes through blood tests. The blood tests show if your…

Diabetes

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Your chances of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as your genes and lifestyle.…

Diabetes

Diabetes Glossary

A ACE inhibitor Also known as angiotensin (an-gee-oh-TEN-sin) converting enzyme, an ACE inhibitor is an oral medication that lowers blood…

Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is…