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.
Insulin shock is a diabetic emergency. It involves frightening symptoms that, if left untreated, can lead to diabetic coma, brain damage, and even death.
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.
Type 2 diabetes can cause stress when it interferes with normal activities. Living a healthy life as a diabetic is possible, but takes work and dedication.
One day, smart insulin may circulate in your bloodstream and turn itself on when your blood sugar is high and back off when your levels are in the safe zone.
Though still just an idea, an artificial pancreas could help keep diabetes under control and lower the chances of diabetes complications. Read more.
When you have diabetes, it can be difficult to navigate which desserts aren’t off limits. Try one of these seven delicious recipes, perfect for a quick treat at any time of day.
Lipohypertrophy is an abnormal mass of fat under the skin. It's most common in insulin-dependent diabetes because repeated injections can cause fat to build up.