Diabetes

Whether you or a loved one has diabetes or prediabetes, learn about the difference, symptoms and signs, causes and risk factors.

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9 Meal Tricks Every Diabetic Should Follow to Survive Holiday Dinners

Whoa! Did you know the average American may consume over 4,500 calories at a holiday feast? For the diabetic, the...


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6 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes Insipidus

The name is definitely misleading—diabetes insipidus has nothing to do with blood sugar, insulin, or diabetes as you know it.


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How to Tell the Difference Between Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Two much—or too little—blood sugar can cause health issues. Here's how to tell if it's happening to you.



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24 Life-Saving Facts About Glucose Even People Without Diabetes Should Know

Glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar, plays a huge role in your health—whether you have diabetes or not. Here's how...


8 Valuable Life-Saving Lessons I Learned from My Dad’s Type 1 Diabetes

My dad is one of three million Americans with Type I Diabetes. Once I was old enough to grasp his...


If You Eat This One Food, You Could Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

Hint, hint: Not all fats are created equal.


Warning: If You’re Diabetic and Over 75, Your Doctor Could Be Over-Treating You—Here’s How

Treating diabetes is vital—until you reach a certain age. After that, the risk of blood sugar dipping too low can...

Your Risk of Developing Diabetes Goes WAY Up If You’re Eating Too Much Sodium—Here’s Why

Experts debate how bad salt really is, but for people at risk for diabetes the answer seems clear: Cut back...


Beware: Following These 3 Fad Diets Could Raise Your Risk of Diabetes

Some of today's most popular diets impact how the body controls sugar, which could potentially hike your risk for type...


You Can Potentially Reverse Type 2 Diabetes—If You Lose This Many Pounds

With some investment and effort—and by keeping a close eye on the scale—people with type 2 diabetics may be able...


How Many Meals Should People With Diabetes Eat Every Day? (Hint: It’s Not 3)

If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you need a diabetes meal plan. And it might be time to...


15 of the Best Foods for People With Diabetes, According to Science

According to research, a healthy diet including these foods can help manage blood sugar levels, or even reverse early-stage high...


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10 Silent Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes You Might Be Missing

There are some early symptoms of type 2 diabetes, but they can be subtle enough that you might not notice....


If You Eat This One Food Every Day, You Could Increase Your Risk of Diabetes

When it comes to diabetes, what’s on your plate matters a whole awful lot.


Attention Chocoholics: Science Says Cocoa May Delay Type 2 Diabetes

Cocoa contains something that is very, very good news for people with diabetes. Before you buy stock in Hershey's, here's...

It Takes Only One Hour to Raise Your Child’s Risk of Diabetes, According to Science

One hour of sleep could mean the difference between a healthy child and one with a chronic disease.


Yes, You Can Still Have a Healthy Sex Life with Diabetes—Here’s What You Need to Know.

Listen up, diabetics (both men and women): just because you've been diagnosed with diabetes doesn't mean your sex life has...


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Prediabetes: 4 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Prediabetes puts you on the fast track to the full-blown illness. Take these simple steps and learn how to...


The Miracle Leaves of This Fruit Can Help Manage Diabetes—Here’s How

Hint: It’s common enough to find at your local grocery store—but nobody uses it.


This One Simple Step Could Save Type 1 Diabetics from a Heart Attack

A new study reveals the potential benefits of an extra shot of insulin.

Here’s Why All Type 2 Diabetics Should Be Eating More Broccoli

Vegetables are a smart menu choice for everyone, especially people with diabetes, but this one veggie has extra special powers...


Researchers Develop a “Smart Tattoo” That Can Revolutionize Blood Sugar Checks for Diabe...

Could your next tattoo help monitor your health? New research from MIT suggests that medical tattoos may soon be a...


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9 Things People with Diabetes Must Watch Out for in Summer

Summer is no time to take a vacation from managing your type 2 diabetes. But if you take precautions,...


The 5 Most Critical Things to Look for on a Nutrition Label to Prevent Diabetes

So many foods purport to be healthy for us, so understanding the labels can be tricky. Here's how to decode...


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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Prediabetes Diet Plan

More than a third of U.S. adults have prediabetes—a major risk factor for developing diabetes. Here's how your eats can...


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Simple Tricks for Living Well with Diabetes—from People Who Have It

Accepting a diabetes diagnosis can be difficult, especially when you must change previous habits and adapt your lifestyle. But there's...