Diabetes Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Testing

Thanks to the way diabetes is dramatized on television and in movies, many associate it with its more dramatic symptoms. Many think of the weakness and confusion that comes with a hypoglycemic episode, or the disabilities, like vision and circulation problems,...

Diabetes: A School Guide for Effective Blood Sugar Management

When it comes to treating diabetes in children, one of the biggest concerns is how they will handle and manage their condition when they’re in school. Even an older child who can have a lot to learn, particularly if they’re newly diagnosed. The good news...

Diabetes Treatment and Care

Both Type I and Type II diabetes require treatment and care to manage them effectively and reduce your risk of complications and problems. When you don’t take care of yourself, you increase the chances that your diabetes could get out of control and do serious...

Diabetes: The Value of Just One Step

The Just One Step website is part of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), which was created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program aims to make sure...

Gestational Diabetes: What Is It, and What Causes It?

When women are pregnant, they can develop something called gestational diabetes. This is similar to Type II diabetes, but it only occurs during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes arises because hormones generated in the placenta (the sack that surrounds the baby in the...

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