What Causes Diabetes? 

All forms of diabetes, whether type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, impact blood sugar levels. But what causes diabetes varies, depending on the type.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms 

Type 1 diabetes symptoms mimic the flu. Some symptoms of high blood sugar are quite similar to flu traits. Here are early signs of diabetes.

Fasting Blood Glucose Test 

A fasting blood glucose test lets your doctor screen you for diabetes and other dangerous conditions. Who should get a fasting blood glucose test? Learn here.

What Is Glycemic Load? 

Many alternatives have been developed to evaluate how foods affect blood sugar, including glycemic load.

Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

If you have diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you avoid complications that may come up later. This multiple-choice quiz will help you with important answers now. It is based on information from the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the CDC.

1. Diabetes happens because of which of these?