Diabetes Self-Management Articles

These articles cover a wide range of subjects, from the most basic aspects of diabetes care to the nitty-gritty specifics.

Links not loading properly?

Some of our pages use Portable Document Format (PDF) files, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download Acrobat Reader for free, visit www.adobe.com.

Sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletter and receive a FREE GIFT! Enter your e-mail below.

Learn more

Learn more about diabetes

Links to help you learn more about diabetes.

Ask a diabetes expert
Other diabetes resources
Browse article topics

 

Who’s At Risk?

Return to Article

SUPPLEMENTARY CONTENT

Any of the following characteristics make you more likely to develop a thyroid disorder:

  • Being over age 50
  • Being a woman (Women are five times more likely than men to develop hypothyroidism.)
  • Having a family history of thyroid disorder
  • Having another autoimmune disorder, such as Type 1 diabetes
  • Having had thyroid surgery
  • Having been exposed to radiation, especially irradiation to the neck
  • Having been treated for a thyroid problem with radioactive iodine
  • Being iodine-deficient (rare in the United States)
  • Taking too much iodine (in food or drugs)
  • Taking drugs that can slow thyroid function, such as lithium carbonate (used to treat a form of depression called bipolar disorder) or amiodarone (prescribed to treat heart rhythm problems)
  •  

     

    Return to Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes

    More articles on General Diabetes & Health Issues

 

 


Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information.

 

 

Improving Your Diabetes Care Visits
"A question not to be asked is a question not to be answered." —Robert Southey It is... Article

Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes
Thyroid disorders are very common in the general U.S. population, affecting up to 27 million... Article

Teaming Up for Better Diabetes Control
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. —Henry... Article

If you have Type 2 diabetes, how do you know when it's time to begin taking insulin? Get tip


Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring — Part 3: Smart Monitoring

10 Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss

Take Your Best Shot: Stay Up to Date on Vaccines

Complete table of contents
Get a FREE ISSUE
Subscription questions