Reviewing the Types of Diabetes

All types of diabetes are characterized by high blood glucose levels, but the causes of different types of diabetes may be different. Here is a run-down…

A Focus On Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

people with Type 1 diabetes are still a distinct minority within the population of people who have diabetes. And adults with Type 1 diabetes tend to be less visible members of that minority,

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What is Diabetes?

Understanding how and why diabetes develops can help you to be an active member of your diabetes-care team…

“Reversing” Type 2 Diabetes

Health professionals usually call Type 2 diabetes a chronic, progressive illness. “Chronic” means you’ll always have it. “Progressive” means you will almost certainly get worse. The best you can hope for is to slow its progression through your diet, exercise, and oral medicine or insulin. The diagnosis of a chronic, progressive condition can feel like having a curse put on you…

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States, but knowing that one has a genetic predisposition means a person can be proactive about preventing it. You can make healthy living your family legacy, instead of Type 2 diabetes…

Dealing With Prediabetes

Nearly 24 million people in the United States are estimated to have diabetes. That’s a big number. But it’s not nearly as big as the estimated number who have prediabetes – 57 million…

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes was described as early as 1552 BC, but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that it was linked to the pancreas, and not until 1936 that it was classified into two different types. Today, the cause of Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is still an open question…

Monogenic Diabetes: Not Your “Typical” Diabetes

A mutation in a single gene can cause diabetes. Known as monogenic diabetes, this form accounts for an estimated 1% to 5% of all cases of diabetes…