Diabetes is a common group of chronic metabolic diseases that cause high blood sugar (glucose) levels in the body due to defects in insulin production and/or function. Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas when we eat food. Insulin allows sugar to go from the blood into the cells. If the cells of the body are not using insulin well, or if the body is unable to make any or enough insulin, sugar builds up in the blood.
Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new medications and treatment devices. Your participation may help with diabetes research, and lead to medical treatment breakthroughs.
Tired of pricking your finger every time you need to test your blood sugar? A new line of contact lenses may be able to take the pain out of monitoring your blood sugar.
Apps designed specifically for diabetes management can save a lot of time and effort. Learn how these apps can help you get a handle on this chronic condition.
These groups help find financial assistance for qualifying patients. Can’t afford the cost of your insulin prescription medications? Help is here.
Diabetic coma is a serious, sometimes fatal, complication of diabetes. Symptoms and treatment can vary depending on the type of diabetes you have. Read more.
All diabetics are at risk for developing foot pain and ulcers. Proper foot care is a must for all diabetes patients to prevent and manage painful problems.